Outspoken Rumphi east MP Kamlepo Kalua says parliament would seek donor money assistance to enable the Public Accounts Committee (PAC)of the National Assembly meet to scrutinise the K577 billion cashgate report.
Kalua, who is also the vice chairman of PAC, said the government has shown no interest to fund the meeting of the committee to discuss the report alleging it is because the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) officials were involved in the plunder of the money at Capital Hill.
“I will be meeting my chairman very soon to see if we can raise money from donors to fund our meeting. It is sad that these people don’t want PAC to meet and discuss this issue,” he said.
Kalua said the only reason the government is dilly-dallying to fund the PAC meeting is that some current cabinet ministers were involved in the plunder of public resources.
“Those involved include some ministers in the current administration, you can never erase history, history never rots, Malawians will never forget no matter how long it takes,” he said.
He said the K577 billion report is of national importance, saying it is the genesis of the current economic problems.
Kalua said the current economic problems are self inflicted, saying the ruling DPP has a larger share of the blame.
“Most of the money was plundered by the DPP officials, this is why they don’t want us to discuss this issue. This government has no sense of responsibility, this government has no sense of direction,” he charged.
Minister of Finance Goodall Gondwe said all government departments are facing financial problems due to the prevailing economic climate, saying this is not unique to parliament alone.
Kalua also took a swipe at some civil rights leaders, saying they are silent when a bag of maize weighing 50kg is now hitting K20,000 and utility bills of water and electricity are raised wily-nilly.
“We know they have been given lucrative rewarding parastatal chairmanships,” he claimed.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :