Insulting Attorney General on K750m payout isn’t a solution: Let OPC renegotiate the settlement  

We welcome the news that government, through the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC), has moved to challenge the controversial award of over K750 million in an out of court settlement to former Local Government principal secretary Christopher Makileni.

Being taxpayer’s money, we at Nyasa Times believe the payout is ridiculous, as such, renegotiating for new terms is quite imperative.

However, we don’t want to be part of those fuming unreasonably, especially on social media, to the extent of attacking Attorney General Dr Chikosa Silungwe.

As Silungwe clarified, negotiations for consent order were conducted prior to his assuming office, as such; these personalized attacks on him are not welcome.

Even worse, we are seeing some dirty politicking especially from Malawi Congress Party (MCP) who are but politicizing the issue because Silungwe belongs to the vice president Saulos Chilima’s political party UTM.

Silungwe is a professional and we believe in his judgment. We have faith in his capabilities and we are certain he will handle this matter prudently as it involves tax payers’ money which should be protected where necessary.

Moreover as Attorney General, Silungwe reports to the Head of State and is government’s chief legal advisor. Secretary to President and Cabinet should not undermine the State’s chief legal advisor.

And MCP rubble rousers should desist to stoke anger against the country’s top lawyer for political vendetta.

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ANZERU AKUMAWA
ANZERU AKUMAWA
8 months ago

Koma anthu a MCP amadziwa kuti kupanda UTM sadakalowa m’boma? they need to learn to live with the reality. Less UTM they are nothing but an opposition party. Ngakhale 2025. between the three parties palibe amene agapeze 50% votes yekha. Ndiye anzathu a Congress khuzumukani.

Phaloni
Phaloni
8 months ago

Was Dr Silungwe not aware that the car and fuel that were given to this guy were not for personal use? How can a normal and sane person back the award of 63 million worth of government fuel as personal money? Was he using his personal funds to buy fuel when reporting for work wherever he was working? How can one justify the award of 205 million as a compensation for loss of use of official car? The guy was not reporting for work and where the hell was he supposed to be driving the car to? This smells corruption… Read more »

Jack
Jack
8 months ago

All in all, Silungwe is my best man. 😎

Moqtadar Al Sadir
8 months ago

Please don’t talk about MCP supporters here they the only ones who pay tax. It’s all Malawians including children. VAT doesn’t know age. We have to protect our Malawi. The government has be accountable for every single tambala it spends. Public vehicles cannot be for personal use to be included in the stinking consent. Civil servants are the ones who steal a lot money.

William Chirwa
8 months ago

This one example wh8c shows that our judiciary though they saved us are corrupt to the core. If civil servants could retire with such strange benefits oops we would be an enviable working service. If you are not assigned duties do you claim allowances or uat your salary even when you are promoted do you claim subsistence allowance arrears. If he was of working why claim what you did not work for

Mbowe
Mbowe
8 months ago

We told you MCP na UTM are oil and water, they don’t mix. More to come, stay tuned.

AGYemweyo
AGYemweyo
8 months ago

Ndiye zonamazo. Why OPC? Ifika nthawi muzasowa chonama. Every honeymoon period comes to an end. The one who approved this is supposed to be on the look out for such abuses. Thats part of AG’s job. Protect the government.

chikondi kamanga
chikondi kamanga
8 months ago

Azimbwambwana ndi dollar yathu ya misonkho nde timuleke? zachibwana timakana

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