Kasambala demands Malawi ‘economic justice’: ACB stops concealment of proceeds of crime 

The former minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Ralph Kasambara has advised the Lazarus Chakwera government to act, swiftly, against everyone who looted public money during the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regime.

Kasambara: Looters are keeping hoards of money in their homes and farms

Writing on his Facebook account on Monday afternoon, Kasambala said since Malawi has a new Minister of Finance, Minister of Homeland Security and Attorney General in office, it is time government started dealing with issues of economic justice.

He pointed out that, for starters, “we know that looters are keeping hoards of money in their homes and farms,” as such he suggested government should change the K2, 000 banknote as soon as possible.

“The banks should only be allowed 30 days within which customers should come to deposit that note. Thereafter, it becomes useless. In so doing so, many looters will have useless papers in their homes,” he said.

Kasambala has further suggested that there is need for lifestyle audit of all parastatal and senior government officers, including presidential aides, and former ministers.

“Finally, we should also vet senior employees to see if they have requisite qualifications for the post they got in the last 6 years.

“Also vet if their engagement went through due process. If not they ought to go in the same manner they came in,” he said.

Meanwhile, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has launched a probe into government payments made from June 1 to date and  also moved in to vet change of ownership transactions for vehicles as well as houses, among other assets.

ACB director general Reyneck Matemba said the bureau had taken the measures as part of corruption prevention following a tip off that some individuals were changing ownership of some assets in the wake of  change in government.

The ACB has also specifically restricted and requested documents related to the sale of land in Chigumula, Blantyre, belonging to government through Blantyre District Council to one Nolvahiwa Phiri. This plot is linked to former minister Ben Nkasala Malunga Phiri.

The transaction is said to have taken place days before the court-ordered June 23 fresh presidential election.

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Uyu asatinyase ……people are not fools

Banda
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Banda

A Luxury Audit would be a good step forward similar to one enacted in Zimbabwe. Changing the colour of the k2,000 note and replacing what’s in circulation would an expensive cost. Most notes last longer than the one year 10 years ago can be up to 5 years now because of added polymor plastic to the paper. Once computers and data basis are widely used to track income and banking transactions or land transfers will be easier Malawi is not at that stage. Luxury Audit is the way to go having the very wealthy prove how they earned the money.… Read more »

Lozani
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Lozani

I WONDER WHO THEY SHOULD START WITH KKKKKK. HMMMM!!!!

Mtsogoleri opanda mano
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Mtsogoleri opanda mano

It is a good idea however, it is coming from a wrong person. Kasambara is a convicted felon on issues of looting government property and attempted murder. He’s actually supposed to be rotting in jail.

Kamuzu Mbewe
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Kamuzu Mbewe

“Kasambala demands ……” ? He should have woken up in prison uniform this morning in the first place. A Mike Fiko, chigawengachi chakunyemerani zingati kuti muchite paste timaganizo taketi pa Nyasatimes?

Ota benga
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Ota benga

Very stupid idea, so you mean every government that comes in should be introducing new features on banknotes? Even the USA whose currency widely circulated doesn’t do that. Since does kasambara advise on financial matters. Let him stick to pre order bail application. Leave money to money experts savvy

CESSPOOL
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CESSPOOL

Kasambara Raphael is a very dangerous person. No human soul in him. All throughout the ConCourt proceedings he had thought his commentaries would not only bail him out of the “jail uniform” up to the point of being freed from the bail to being a big fish in the Tonse government. A rabid dog of a man the bus won’t accommodate this evil man he now is at the end of his political tether. He wants to be relevant but he is in a”CONSTRUCTIVE resignation “

NTCHANA
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NTCHANA

by comparing Malawi Kwacha and USD it means that you too don’t know what you are talking about about, Do you know that the US Dollar has an expiry date? just say that this advise is coming from a wrong person. They can just change some few features on the same note making the one without the new features invalid after some days. Do you even know that when Bingu became president he changed the 50 kwacha note?

Good critic Mtamba
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Good critic Mtamba

Kasamanbala saying the truth but also he should go the same route his case he should face music

Malawi belong to the citizens
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Yemwe waba Chuma chaboma abweze basi or amangidwe.

Mwinithako
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Mwinithako

What is this Dragon saying???With all hid bloody hands of trying to kill Mphwiyo saying this today sure??He want to conceal his dirty hands.If this govenrment is a bonafide one ,we will see it trying Ralph kasambala for murder case.Since the Judiciary is sealed for Tumbukas,I doubt if this will start all over???

Sarah sarah
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Sarah sarah

The cost of changing 2000 bank notes would far exceeds the benefits. There are other cost effective better means of recouping stolen cash. Sometimes refrain from offering advice on matters you’re not versed on

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