Firebrand deputy chairman of parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Kamlepo Kalua has threatened to report the Peter Mutharika administration to the World Bank and UN, among others for the high levels of corruption.
Kalua, Rumphi east MP, said the government was frustrating efforts to probe the wealth of former president Bingu wa Mutharika.
“The government is frustrating our efforts to probe how the former president Professor Bingu wa Mutharika amassed his wealth, they have just funded a five day committee seating for everything, looking at audit reports and the investigations,” said Kalua.
He said the government is reluctant to probe the K91 billion wealth of Bingu believed to be stashed in foreign banks, because the government is corrupt.
Kalua alleged most cabinet ministers and top government officials are very rich because of corruption.
“As long as I am alive, I will fight this vice. I will write the World Bank, the UN and other international bodies to help us with the probe,” he said.
He said it was surprising that people who were very poor when they were in opposition, today they can afford top healthcare in private hospitals and top education for their children in top private hospitals.
“These are thieves. The government is full of thieves. They eat food bought by money they have stolen, they dress expensive suits because of money they have stolen and they sleep in very expensive houses because of stolen money,” he said.
There was no immediate comment from government but President Peter Mutharika has time and again trashed the corruption and theft reports by top government officials, demanding evidence.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :