HRDC gives Nankhumwa 7 days to pay back K3.6m Covid-19 allowances

Rights activists have given Leader of Opposition in parliament Kondwani Nankhumwa seven days to pay back K3.6 million he pocketed as sitting allowance in presidential taskforce on Covid-19.

Nankhumwa: Pay back the money

The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) says the money pocketed by Nankhumwa could have gone a long way in saving the lives of many Covid 19 patients.

The rights group also demands that the government should make public all cluster expenditure reports, to give Malawians a picture of how the  K6.2 billion response funds were used or misused.

According to the HRDC National Chairperson Gift Trapence, the grouping will embark on a serious “Pay Back the Money” campaign against anyone who unduly benefited, overcharged or inflated prices of items meant for the Covid fight.

But Nankhumwa said he got the allowances for lodging, food and fuel since he operates from his home residence in Luchenza.

Some section of society say Nankhumwa has not acted illegally by getting the allowances, saying he got what he was entitled to.

Some people say Nankhumwa is not the only one who got the allowances, saying cabinet ministers who sit on the taskforce get their allowances too.

 

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Anzanufe
Anzanufe
5 months ago

If it’s about allowances then publish a list of all those who benefited and demand a refund. Failing which, this is wishhunt on the Hon Nankhumwa.

Clara
Clara
5 months ago

HRDC wake up pliz! Its a taskforce,, handle it as such. During meetings all members get allowances then why targeting a single member??? We know some members are your friends but if you can’t handle this issue holistically then just leave it. Mupusa nazo

Joseph Moyo
Joseph Moyo
5 months ago

Nankhumwa is not the only person in the commitee and asking him to pay back all the money is not own. He attended meetings and needed to upkeep for himself and possibly the driver, security. My take is wait for investigations….singling or targettng him …ndiye za ndale tsano

mtete
mtete
5 months ago

I am for Nankhumwa to pay back the money but singling him out of many wrong dooers is not fair and borders on sheer hatred. Let all recipients of illicit allowances be identified and pay back what has been assessed as illegallyy obtained.

Zio ine
Zio ine
5 months ago
Reply to  mtete

Kadzako even made MK20m donation to his radio.

Diego Soko
5 months ago

Why only Nankhumwa

Pachalo
Pachalo
5 months ago

HRDC is slowly but surely losing relevance! Even the members of HRDC get allowances after holding press conferences! There was a time when HRDC spoke all Mlawians listened but now they are just uttering gibberish!

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
5 months ago

Why only trying to demonise Nankhumwa alone? What about Honourable Khumbidze Chiponda how much has she pocketed & what about Dr Phuka? Indeed all the others in the Task Force Team???? Just release the breakdown of how the allowances were paid to the members of the Task force team. Not only Nankhumwa cos Nankhumwa did not pay himself. He received the money.

Guideon
Guideon
5 months ago

KN is not just a person he is leader of opposition and he must be an example and he was there as our eye but instead he was the one who taught those guys how to steal public funds because he is expert on that

Chiswa B
Chiswa B
5 months ago

Hrdc you are very stupid. Stinking stupi8. Stupid demand.

Cash Gate
5 months ago

Ndimangofuna ndidziwe Kodi anthu omwe Ali mu presidential task force ya covid-19, ngati agwira ntchito sakuyenela kulandila allowance?

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