Kamlepo updates vehicle purchase claim: ‘State House bought 5 vehicles’

Outspoken Rumphi east MP Kamlepo Kalua has said government has bought five vehicles for President Peter Mutharika not four as he reported in parliament.

Kalua:  I have objective evidence

Kalua: I have objective evidence

Kalua told a local radio station that apart from the five vehicles for the President, the government bought another fleet of luxurious vehicles for vice president Saulos Chilima, 10 top of the range landcruisers for commissioners of police and 30 vehicles for some cabinet ministers, principal secretaries and other top government officials valued at K3 billion.

He lamented that the vehicles were purchased when the country is reeling from harsh economic times, when hospitals don’t have drugs and have stopped providing food to patients in what leader of opposition in parliament Lazarus Chakwera dubbed involuntary fasting.

“I have all the evidence, the government knows that what I am saying is true, this is why they have not come out strongly to refute this,” said Kalua.

Kalua said it was insesitive for President Mutharika to order the purchase of the vehicles at such a budget when the government is failing to employ doctors and nurses in the fast collapsing public health sector.

Minister of Finance Goodall Gondwe said the government bought two vehicles only, utility vehicles for the President and the vice president.

“The President is using a vehicle that is 10 year old so what Honourale Kamlepo said is not true,” said Gondwe, who could not say how much the vehicles cost the tax payer.

But he was quick to say the vehicles were bought last year.

President Mutharika has come under severe criticisms for his appetite for global trotting in chartered presidential jets, his decision to take with him a larger than life entourage to the UN general assembly in September this year and the appointment of over a dozen advisors whom some quarters of the society say are useless.

Kalua said he has objective evidence on the vehicles, saying he has chasis as well as engine numbers of the 200 vehicles that the government bought.

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Kenneth Kiyare
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Ndizomwe mumafuna aMalawi musadandaule,mmesa mumafuna Professor???? Ndi ameneyutu!!!!

MLOMWE
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Goodall gondwe ni mbava yikulu

molande
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Its sad that we don’t have people who can manage this country. Let God punish those who inflict suffering on others.

James moses
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This is the worst start for any political party in government in malawi, the most embarrassing rule under the DPP is now. Anyone patriotic enough knows this party is finished and when they start buying cars over medicines in hospitals shows how misdirected their priorities are, and Goodal Gondwe must resign and make way for young people. Chipani chatha ichi we want a new party with new plans for Malawi.

Njobanunu
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Ayamba kuvomeleza pang’onopang’ono a Gondwe, awulula zamiri, Naoni kamulepo!!!

mzunguwanzeru
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Nanunso a nyasatimes Musamatisokosere za munthu opengayu

ben phiri
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More fire kamlepo

Ruben Kacheche
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I don’t know why Government is refuting this. The Land cruisers Kamulepo is talking about were seen at Stansted in Lilongwe and heavily guarded by State House Police. If you go to Police just check MP 1 to 9 if they are not new new Land Cruisers including others without Police paint like the one used by Bottomani. Buying cars at this point is extravagant. . Goodal is a liar. Kamlepo is right. Believe him

The Most Concerned
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Wamisala uyu! Tek him 2 mental 4 cross examination plz….

George phiri
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Wamisala anawona nkhondo

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