Rumphi east MP Kamlepo Kalua has told President Peter Mutharika to step down, and give the country an opportunity to revive its fortunes, saying “nothing is working in Malawi” now.
Kamlepo said for Malawi to get its economic revival it needs leadership renewal, saying there is deteriorating economic conditions, characterised by a biting cash shortage, food price increases, electricity blackout and rising unemployment.
He also levelled accusations to the President for covering up the alleged theft of K61 billion public money by his late brother president, Bingu wa Mutharika.
The vice chairman of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee also accused the President of protecting suspected seven cabinet ministers allegedly involved in the K236 billion plunder of public money.
Kalua, who said he had come from abroad, said he was angered that the government failed to fund an investigation, ordered by parliament, to find out where the former president Bingu wa Mutharika stashed the K61 billion allegedly stolen from the public purse, and suspected to have been stashed in offshore accounts.
“He will never allow the government to fund such an investigaion, the DPP government sanctions theft of public money, this is why the seven cabinet ministers involved in the K236 billion of public money are still being protected,” said Kalua.
Kalua said he was so “disheartened” by the rampant corruption in government.
Finance minister Goodall Gondwe said the government is cash trapped and could not fund all requested activities whilst Leader of the House George Chaponda and government chief whip Henry Mussa dismissed Kalua’s allegations on Bingu as untrue.
State House officials were not available to comment on Kalua’s call for Mutharika to resign.
Kalua said the Democratic Progressive Party led government has stolen huge sums of money from Escom, Malawi Revenue Authority, Macra and water boards
Ironically, just a day after Kalua’s allegations on the DPP fleecing Escom, the director of Finance resigned, saying government and party officials were forcing him into making dubious payments.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :