Information minister Malison Ndau has described as ridiculous accusations by some civil society that graft busting body, Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) director gets instructions from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party elite.
Ndau has said there is no justification whatsoever for government to call for a meeting of parliament just to discuss the issue of the ACB boss Lucas Kondowe.
“It is very expensive to call for a meeting of parliament and we cannot just call for the MPs to meet just to discuss this issue when parliament reconvenes in November,” he said.
The civil society under the Forum for National Development F gave parliament 21 days to meet and discuss the issue of Kondowe, threatening popular civil disobedience if he is not fired.
However, Ndau asked the Forum leaders to present their grievances to government so that they can be given to the appointing authority, President Peter Mutharika when he arrives back from the US where he went to attend the UN meet.
Ndau said it was not true that Kondowe gets orders from the DPP.
The Forum and its leader Bright Kampaundi are accused of being Peoples Party propandists. The Forum defended former president Joyce Banda and her Peoples Party administration.
Its chairman Bright Kampaundi said bribery, corruption and plunder of public money has reached unproportionate levels yet ACB is doing nothing to take the perpetrators to task.
Kampaundi said this on Wednesday in Lilongwe during a news conference.
“The ACB is not independent, it takes orders from the DPP. Mr Kondowe should be removed because he is serving the ruling DPP,” said Kampaundi.
He asked parliament to discuss the issue when it meets in November.
Kampaundi also told ACB to make public the companies and individuals in the auditor general’s report of the K236 billion cashgate report.
This comes barely weeks after the Malawi Law Society accused ACB in the manner it handled the issue of the two parliament deputy speakers, saying the graft busting body gave parliament wrong advice.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :