HRDC, DPP  tell Chakwera no sacred cows over Covidgate: ‘Use law to deal with Covid funds abusers’

Rights activists are calling on President Lazarus Chakwera to use the law to deal with the perpetrators of  K6.2 billion Covid-19 response funds from Treasury amid a public outcry.

Trapence: President Chakwera should  not to shield culprits 

The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has since asked Chakwera not to shield culprits in the abuse of K6.2 billion Covid-19 funds.

HRDC has made the call after President Chakwera’s call to auditing institutions to expedite the process of making the audit report public.

According to the statement signed by the HRDC chairperson Gift Trapence and the coalition’s leadership, all individuals involved in the abuse of the funds must face the law regardless as expected.

HRDC has also called upon responsible auditing institutions to release the audit report without further delays.

“HRDC’s expectation is that controlling officers should not undermine this Presidential directive as this is tantamount to insubordination,”reads part of the statement.

The funds, which Treasury released in August last year for the Covid-19 fight, have been plundered by some public officers.

Former governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) spokesperson on finance Joseph Mwanamvekha said the opposition party wants the National Audit Office report be submitted to Parliament through the Public Accounts Committee.

“If it is found that these funds have been stolen or misappropriated, the responsible officers must immediately be arrested and prosecuted under the laws of the country.,” he said.

Mwanamvekha, who was minister of Finance until the court-sanction June 23 2020 Fresh Presidential Election, claimed that Department of Disaster Management Affairs (Dodma) in the President’s office only accounted for K595 million when the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 demanded an expenditure report on the K6.2 billion.

He alleged that out of the K595 million, K15 million could not be accounted for and Dodma was sent back to return on February 9 with the full expenditure report.

Mwanamvekha said without being overly speculative, the conduct of Dodma could just be ‘a microcosm of a much larger rot happening in government’ regarding the use of funds meant for the fight against Covid-19.

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Kukada
Kukada
1 year ago

Dont waste time with Chakwera. The man was state captured and he can do nothing. When he wanted to reshuffle cabinet he was told that they will reveal all the deals. Nkaka and Chimwendo Banda are in charge of all happenings at state house.
This report will not come out just like the report where Kandodo Chiponda stole money meant for the 2020 independence celebrations and the money that the rapist Gedeon Kalumbu and the thief Chris Kapondamgaga were stealing through cross roads hotel.

Chipompo Iye
Chipompo Iye
1 year ago

Now is the opportunity for Chilima to support the release to the public of the full report and not wait until 2024 to resign from the MCP led Tonse government and accuse Chakwera of corruption. Otherwise Chilima is as much part of the corruption as Chakwera is.

Assange WikiLeaks
1 year ago

DPP institutionalized kuba and most of the thieves in government are still there. Stealing was a condition of service by the dpp. Mwanavekha/Mathyola/Nakali is not clean at all. Let Chakwera do his job as he is the one who ordered the clusters to be audited. The CSO seem to very impatient and want to be on top. Wait zitheka.

John chidongo
1 year ago

Maso mwada ife a Malawi kuyembekezera. Report limene. We are loosing patience now, we are almost bursting now. And These liers are getting into our nerves. When is this timewaster will release the report. I very much eager to know about the buses which come here to evacuate people to Malawi. Which bus company did the use? Which Date? Anthuwo amanyamukira kuti? Ndalamazo zinalipilidwira kuti? Maina anthu amene ananyamulidwawo chifukwa paja maina onse amalembedwa mmabasi. Ndipo amawanyamulira kuti ku Johannesburg capetown, Durban. Nkhani yonkhayi ikundiwawa ndi mmene amavutikira aMalawi kuno nthawi ya Hard lockdown. Kusowa ndi chakidya chomwe. For real… Read more »

Nyama zawo
Nyama zawo
1 year ago

So Mwananveka has grown wings now, that he has the audacity of criticizing Gvt. DPP should not be making any comment on these matters. They are worse pple in the world.

Anzanufe
Anzanufe
1 year ago
Reply to  Nyama zawo

Why not? He has the right after all tonse claims to be corrupt free. Time to face the music. Osamangolubwalubwa!

gogo petulo
1 year ago
Reply to  Anzanufe

Yamba wachotsa chitsotsommaso mwako usadayambe kuchotsa cha Tonse.

gogo
gogo
1 year ago
Reply to  Nyama zawo

ieso nde galu weniweni wy not comment

Ntopwa 1
Ntopwa 1
1 year ago
Reply to  Nyama zawo

Mwanamveka too is a Malawian.

Hawell
1 year ago
Reply to  Nyama zawo

DPP should make comments because it is an opposition party unless you tell me that it is still ruling. One of the duties and responsibilities of an opposition party is for checks and balances as MCP used to do as it was in opposition so your comments are the ones that are useless bcoz you are thinking that Tonse alliance are angels who cannot make mistakes or steal that is a veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery big mistake you are making. TOnse alliance muli anthu amene ndi mbava, atambwali. Havent you seen ppo going to church ndikumayimba makwaya etc koma kuba, chigololo, kutamba, etc… Read more »

FEW GOOD MEN
FEW GOOD MEN
1 year ago

Eagerly waiting

Chitsiru ndine
Chitsiru ndine
1 year ago

We are currently doctoring the document by removing names of people like Chiponda kandodo who was paid MK15m in allowances and her daughter was supplying disposable masks for MK75000 a box of 50.

Concerned Bonafide Malawian
Concerned Bonafide Malawian
1 year ago
Reply to  Chitsiru ndine

God Almighty is watching; whosoever shields the truth from the matter whether by doctoring the audit report or amending it to satisfy the powers that are/ be will one day be caught up with time & ‘the Long Arm of the Law’ and then will be disaster.

Just a reminder; ‘there is No secret under the Sun’ & ‘ukunama sikuchedwa kucha’, ask Chisale Norman & others. Time flies, you will be put pambalanganda sooner than you think.

An accomplice to crime is equally guilty of the same …..

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
1 year ago
Reply to  Chitsiru ndine

koma mosakhutila ine awa a Chopndawa ah amandikaikitsa competency yao ndisaname. amapelewa mmaso mwangamu.
mukutipanga cipongwe apa. mpaka mwana kumpatsako bizimizi imeneyo vindalama kubera osaukatu

Nachithidzi
Nachithidzi
1 year ago
Reply to  Chitsiru ndine

kodi kani ndizoona izi? Zinamvekadi choncho koma timangoona ngati anthu akusinjirira. If it is true, then it is sad. Taxi payers money kumazigawana motere? Zija zinkachitika nthawi ya DPP zikupitiriranso abale? We had so much hope in Tonse Administration, but I can tell you that half of those voted for Tonse are now deflated.

Kambongo
Kambongo
1 year ago
Reply to  Nachithidzi

Too much expectation brings frustrations

CULTURE
CULTURE
1 year ago

The biggest culprit is the Mr talk talk Chakwela the devil. Someone fails to account for K15m instead of arresting him, he is asked to do correction. It seems like we are in primary school where a teacher asks a leaner to do correction after revising the test. Very strange type of leadership. Leading a nation is different from leading a church. Whatever Chakwela is doing is being recorded, the same dance Peter and Bakili are dancing, next it will be you fallen man of God, time is the revealer of all this.

weaklicks
weaklicks
1 year ago

I have a brother who works for the auditor general and he tells me the actual report was hidden and the one to be publicised was doctored because it mentions cabinet ministers and the presidents son in law

Concerned Bonafide Malawian
Concerned Bonafide Malawian
1 year ago
Reply to  weaklicks

There is no secret under the Sun & God Almighty sees it all; better to let the truth get out now than later. Because when the truth of the matter (the authentic/ bonafide audit report) is hidden or delayed, it will come-out someday unexpectedly & hence will be too much devastating than now when the effects may be mitigated or addressed and healing & confidence may be restored along the way …

gogo petulo
1 year ago
Reply to  weaklicks

Tell your brother to give you the original coppy of the report and feel free to release it.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
1 year ago
Reply to  gogo petulo

i 2nd the idea. zikucedwetsa ncito zcotukuko.
minister ngati anaswa lamulo alongedze azipita. siomwewa amalumbila ndi bible kumati so ‘God help me” nde kubaso? nde tikamacha zeni zeni against this act of stealing covid money. abweze

Citizen
1 year ago
Reply to  weaklicks

Za bodza. Osapanga leak yeniyeniyo bwa? Nkhambakamwa Za pa social media izi.

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