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.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :