Malawi Law Society demands cashgate funding transparency

Malawi Law Society has asked the government to tell Malawians how much it is spending in funding the cashgate cases.

Suzi-Banda:  Malawi Law Society wants accountability
Suzi-Banda: Malawi Law Society wants accountability

President of the Law Society John Suzi Banda said this on Thursday.

“Malawians deserve to know how much money the government is spending because cashgate has a bearing on the public. The government should be transparent on such important issues,” he said.

There are several state machinery that are prosecuting the cashgate, the plunder of public resources at Capital Hill.

The state agents include courts, the Anti Corruption Bureau, the police and the office of the director of public prosecutions.

Top public prosecutor Mary Kachale said the demand by the Law Society is legitimate.

She said the office of the public prosecutions will be making available the cashgate accounts to parliament in February.

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6 years ago

The impact of Cashgate is crosscutting; it affects the country’s image, its finances, development finances, relations with the international community and the daily lives of the average citizen. An issue of such importance must indeed be handled transparently and on a bipartisan basis. I wish an Independent Tribunal or Commission would be established to handle all matters relating to Cashgate in much the same way that there is An Independent Election Commission. The Cashgate Commission or Tribunal would not be permanent; but it would be tasked with coordinating and tracking progress in all matters associated with Cashgate. There should be… Read more »

6 years ago

And the point is…? Just looking for some enlightenment here.

John Mwale
John Mwale
6 years ago

The long time it has taken for to act will not piblicise the correct figure on its expenses. If is it the same government which is looking at the cashgate in parts then it raises doubts that it will correctly come up with the expenditure as incurred. There shall be another cash gate in the cashgate. In JB’s time and Bingu’s.

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