Joyce Banda accuses DPP of grand corruption: ‘Anyambita K68bn at Escom’

Former president Joyce Banda, who withdrew her presidential bid to support Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential candidate Lazarus Chakwera , has accused the governing  Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration for what she called “economic malaise and corruption”.

Joyce Banda: DPP is a thieving government

Banda  told a campaign rally at Njamba in Blantyre in the run up to the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections that huge sums of money have been stolen in government during the DPP-led administration for the last five years.

She said K68 billion has been misappropriated at Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) alone.

Anyambita [they have looted],” said Banda to the cheering crowds.

Banda said regime thieves and those involved in wrongful enrichment are  being shielded and that  it was only during her rule that top government officials were arrested on corruption charges.

She said: “We are aware that there is too much rot in the current administration. A lot of money has been stolen from various public bodies. The end result is the failure to address challenges in key social sectors such as health where even pregnant women are lacking water.”

In her speech, Banda, who is also leader of People’s Party (PP), urged Chakwera to make it a point to end urban and rural poverty.

“Our poverty alleviation measures include people in towns and villages. You should also remember the youth. Some of these boys are failing to marry because they have nothing,” she said.

Besides Banda, former vice-president Khumbo Kachali of Freedom Party, also spoke in Chakwera’s favour.

The MCP rally was held after  Nkhoma Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) issues pastoral letter themed; An Opportunity to Choose a Leader With Good Reputation, Full of the Holy Spirit and Wisdom (Acts 6:3), read out in its 203 churches across the Central Region, which guided the flockto vote for a president who should be one that will respect the Constitution, has no record of corruption, will unify Malawians and will not protect thieves , mafias  and looters of public resources.

Minister of Information and Communications Technology Henry Mussa, who is the official government spokesperson, told  Zodiak Broadcasting Station,that he  regretted that the message in the letter was one of the many that criticise the Mutharika administration unfairly.

He said Malawi has faced plunder of public resources perpetrated by predecessor regimes, including the 31 years of single party rule of MCP. He said DPP administration is currently prosecuting Cashgate suspects.

The Nkhoma letter has come two weeks after Bishop Martin Mtumbuka of Karonga Catholic Diocese challenged the electorate to free themselves from “this slavery and dehumanising poverty” by voting for leaders who can change the country’s direction.

 

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Mapwiya
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Mapwiya

Chakwera ndalama unaba ku church zija zili kuti? Nanga K20 million anakupatsa Simbi ku South africa zili kuti? Abiti Cashgate khala chete usatinyase nawenso tikufuna za ndege ubweze. Kodi a Nkhoma synod munamaliza kubweza K61 million ku USAID munaba ija? Mxiiiiiii the so called Reverend and Bishops of these days, GOD will punish you.

Bolero
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Bolero

The chief cashgater blowing the whistle against another chief looter. MCP why! Why! Why! Harbouring thieves. All PP (past and present) have sought refuge at MCP why!

Rad Sillo
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Rad Sillo

Why, why, why…….akuba kulozana chala

Ntumbuka Mwenecho
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Ntumbuka Mwenecho

Mayiyu Abhiti Kazhigheti also licked “ananyambita cashgate” and ‘ananyambita” money from the sale of the presidential jet and “ananyambita 22 cars” donated by her blue-eyed boy Looteepo. Waiwala Abhiti? Under your watch the names in the forensic audit by Baker Tilly were only released after the elections. Cashgate Baroness in action.

Yasser Arafat Hamdani
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Yasser Arafat Hamdani

Wabisala pachilolo pa fake accent ex-reverend. Agwa noyonso.

Galu
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Galu

This one should shut up. We want our money from the sale of the plane
You are the greatest thief
Let UTM carry the mantle

Yuou
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Yuou

Amuna ngati iwe mumaziona ngati munangogwa kuchoka kumwamba – Fotseki.

Agibo
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Agibo

Kodi escom inapsa nthawi yandani? Mesa inapsa nthawi yanu Amai? Inapsa chifukwa chani? Inutu mayi ndinu Tambwali

JB MBAVA
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JB MBAVA

Oh Please look who is talking! I cant believe she ( Jezebl) just said that, Iye ananyambita CASHGATE

BigMan
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BigMan

Pot calling the Kettle black. Where is the plane your excellency, what about the Nigeria Oil deals?

JIGGIES
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JIGGIES

Mbava kulozana dzala! isoookhe God is watching from a distance

Shyreen Gadabu
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Shyreen Gadabu

Your Excellency, what you have said is very true. I commend you for speaking out without fear. Keep it up

Zainab Macheso
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Zainab Macheso

Very true amai. DPP has plundered this country without shame. God is about to save Malawi on May 21