Malawi CSOs demand K92bn, K20bn cashgate justice in sync
Malawi civil-society groups who are organising anti-government streets protests over governance concerns scheduled for January 13, 2015 have demanded to see justice on accused persons’ role to plunder of public money both in the DPP and the PP era.
The groups want action K92 billion DPP-era cashgate and about K20 billion grew wings from public coffers within six months of Joyce Banda’s reign, April to September 2013, as was revealed by a forensic audit report by a British company, Baker Tilly.
“Malawians are concerned with slow pace to concluding cashgate cases more so that the cases that are already in court are largely for junior offices whom might have been carrying orders from their superiors,” the CSOs said.
Furthermore, the groups pointed out that there are competing cashgate investigations – K92 billion and K20 billion -with divided interests contrary to the general expectation of Malawians to see to it that justice is not only seen to be done but is manifestly seen to be done on both issues.
The CSOs demand that the two matters should be earnestly investigated and brought to their finality without favour.
“In pursuit of justice, government is urged to desist from shielding some alleged senior officers on the matter as doing so would negate government’s obligations to protect its citizens,” they appealed.
Spokesman of the protests, Timothy Mtambo, said the institutions entrusted to investigate and prosecute Cashgate cases should be allowed to do their job as guided by the law, and if anyone is proven beyond reasonable doubt that he took part in Cashgate, the law should not spare him or her just for fear of being labelled as ‘political witch-hunting’.
The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) Senior Public Relations Officer, Egrita Ndala, said the seven-week long strike by the judiciary had affected the progress of the cashgate cases.
Currently at least 25 cashgate cases are known to have commenced at both Lilongwe and Zomba Magistrates and High Courts while a lot more cases are yet to come before trial as investigations are still underway.
Ndala assured that the bureau will to work to ensure that the on-going cashgate cases “reach their logical conclusions be it in investigations or prosecutions” and t hat in 2015 the bureau also plans to intensify corruption prevention programmes in public institutions perceived to be more vulnerable to corruption with an aim of safeguarding the public purse.
Following the Cashgate revelations, donors withdrew aid and Malawi has been operating on a zero-aid budget, a situation that has caused misery to Malawians economically.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
I would have been happy if Mr Mtambo had called the demo during the cashgate era. Otherwise it shows that he gets support from JB so only devils who do not think properly will be at the streets. But me and my family will attend the field. We suffered when the Kwacha was devalued. Undule Mwakasungula brought trouble to Malawians only to silent after enriching himself.
You can bark and bark as big man always says against mtambo but it is people like you with twisted mentalities that let Malawi down by consistently supporting thieving and corrupt dpp, udf and pp. These thieving rulers must change their mentality but they will
Never change if stupid people like you keep on supporting them even when yourselves don’t get any benefit from the support you give them. How stupid can u get?
Mr.Mtambo is right. We need to demostrate and show these lomwe thieves that we are tired of their nonsense way of running this country. This country is on remote control. All they know is stealing.
We will join you for sure. Remember we have seen State Wedding, we are waiting for state funeral. Watch this space!
What goes around comes around… Sky is neva the limit coz above the sky there are so many things moon, stars and mention yu… If its not ajudgement now then wait next life above the sky coz atitle case will be crime against mass humanity…
Tumbukas and PP, u can not fool malawians. Malawi and Malawians are far bigger and important than these two entities combined together. Mtambo mwana waatumbuka and u Mr Semberekamwana wa PP, u are off track. The sooner u realize this the better. Guess what APM is currently running this government without donor funds, but look at how the MK is stabilizing. What does that tell u of the leadership? Mukayang’ana zinthu kuchokera pa hatred ya chipani kapena mtundu wanu wa kumpoto, zikuvutani. U will be lost in the wilderness and u will become irrelevant to the larger society!
Is nac money not donor money?
Mtambo form yako uli ndi 32 points, utiuza chani iwe. Kuda ngati …………..?
Mlawians don’t personalize issues Mtambo is just a spocksperson so why personally attacking g them if what they are standing for is not true the. You who are against
Rambo better go to hell if you were good thinking pros you could have told your thieves to stop looting Malawi public resources and give back aids funds and silence the mtambos
Mtambo yomweyo mkumutukwana has produced one result. The judicial strike has ended when the govt came to its senses. Another cso demand will soon be resolved by the govt, then another one, then another one as demos date nears!! Why was the govt stubborn in the first place?
Why should you fear a demo? The govt is getting the message anyway!!!
You can castigate Mtambo as much as you like but know that development parteners know who plundered the k92&k20 bn and, unless the culprits(i mean the big fish) are taken to task, we will have to do with the so called zero aid budget(whatever that means) and only God knows whether we can survive that long.
Rift Valley, they rely on nac money to support the zero budget!!!! Stupid people!!!
Sir Kenkk, you better learn to open your mouth to speak when you have something sensible to say otherwise it’s all ridicule you earn yourself.
Even though i am in govermment i fully support Mtambo and company. What is the logic of prosecuting 20bn and leave out 90bn? Which is bigger? Lets focus where there are more money. The challenge is that on the other list is the current regime gurus like Mulli and Peter Mutharika while the other is the previous regime.
I am sure these are all thieves just want to divert our attention.
I rest my case!