Malawi mafia ministers plundering Covid-19 money, this nonsense must stop

Some people  in the country have always wondered why government has, strongly and repeatedly, resisted every call for an all-inclusive approach in managing novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Minister of Information Mark Botomani: Lying minister working for a lying government

Well, this is it.

The revelations that ministers and selected members of Parliamentary Health Committees will, each, be pocketing a hefty K450 000 and K350 000 respectively is the news none, among the beneficiaries, wanted the public to hear.

But thank God, amidst every attempt to keep the public away from this story, we have the facts before us.

Today, Malawians bore the truth and they are self-evident that we are run by a mafia government that doesn’t tell the truth to its people.

When stories flew around social media that ministers were, for each Covid-19 meeting, pocketing K300 000 allowance, Information Minister Mike Botomani, was quick to rubbish it all as fake news.

Today, when push was brought to his shovel regarding the hefty ministerial allowances based on an internal communication, Botomani has, helplessly, committed two errors which, as a result, has confirmed he is a lying minister working for a lying government.

The first error is Bottoman’s vain attempt to run away from facing and handling telling facts about allowances brought before him by uttering: “I don’t speak on policy issues.” Come on, Botomani!

Policy is a position government takes or doesn’t take on any issue of public interest.

On Covid-19, government has taken a position of allowancing, hefty, Cabinet minister and members of Parliamentary Health Committees.

By remaining mum on this alliance issue through hiding in the word ‘policy’, Botomani has just exposed ill-intentions of the government he works for.

If he, taking it at his words, doesn’t speak on ‘policy’ issues, why did he, in the first place, take up that interview where he branded the K300 000 allowance story as fake news? Shame.

The second error he committed is to appeal to the public that Cabinet Ministers and the Parliamentary need to go on the ground and asses preparedness at the local government level.

Well and fine; but look here.

There is nothing wrong with Ministers or Parliamentary Committees, even if they have capacity or not, doing monitoring work on the ground.

But there is something wrong when government doesn’t want to open up as in how much will be involved in this monitoring process. Where are our District Commissioners to report on the same. Why not every MP report about his constituency to National Assembly.

We all know, if officials will be on the road, they will need money for fuel, accommodation, meals and communication. That’s a fact.

What Malawians want is a Covid-19 management process that is transparent and accountable.

Unfortunately, government doesn’t seem interested to be accountable and transparent in the way they are, especially, managing the funds involved. That is where the problem is.

Malawians have been through a series of thieving projects well orchestrated by this Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) leadership.

They just don’t trust this government, especially, when money is involved.

That is why we have this allowance debate, today; and I am certain, with days, more questions are going to follow.

There are, already, questions as to which companies are involved in the procurement processes of Covid-19 PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and others. Has there been any announcement form government as to what is happening in this area?

Honestly speaking, it’s not easy to trust the DPP administration. In fact, on Covid-19 financing, Malawians are being ripped and there is no evidence needed beyond Botomani’s failure to put the record straight.

We must stop this.

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Charles Banda
Charles Banda
10 months ago

Maybe it could be their salary in arrears. Did you get your facts right?

Maunits
Maunits
10 months ago

We need servant leadership

Mr Truth Pains
10 months ago

Video clip is seculating on how they blunder our money when they were discussing between Japie Mhango and Bottoman.

They argue on each other when Mhango suggested to tell the public that the money was meant for Fuel and other expenses then Bottom an said noo Fuel and other expenses have been laid down all already.

Hahahah this country is full of Mafia Ministes who are there just to enrich themselves.

Shonai
10 months ago

Who does the funding for these people. Their friends are busy protecting people. Iwo busy creating fake news.Why not use that money to assist the hospitals etc. What sort of people are these?100% backbiting kuyendana m’mapazi.

Na bi soo
Na bi soo
10 months ago

That’s the DPP Govt for u, nothing but a den of thieves pure evil from the top to the bottom, no wonder even tipp-ex was deamed as rigit 😡

Farouk Imtiyaz
Farouk Imtiyaz
10 months ago

If the APM himself is Corrupt How can you Blame the other Members and Dept of Government Our Country has been in the Hands of Mafia Not from Today Since Bingu Mutharika came into power and which is a continued process at present
It seems APM has Lost the Grip on its Administration’s and Members

God save our Country

Lola
10 months ago

Can anyone who can do the coronavirus job without pay put their hands up? FOTSEKI!

Mandado@147
10 months ago
Reply to  Lola

Lots of kinda hearted people can do only need fuel and the materials! Ask your true church leaders if you have any they will answer your question!!

Hannah
10 months ago

Nsanje is the problem in Malawi.

Bandawe
10 months ago

There is nothing wrong with Ministers getting that amount of money. They are doing a difficult job.

Becks
Becks
10 months ago
Reply to  Bandawe

Shame. Thieves and beneficiaries of thievery

Mandado@147
10 months ago
Reply to  Bandawe

Nurses and doctors deserve that than these idiots who dont even follow the public health Act. but lying asses to cheat gullible like yourself!! Best the task team be only true church leaders and health personal only no politicians!!

Charles
Charles
10 months ago
Reply to  Bandawe

Shit Bandawe! What difficult job are these ministers doing? Just announcing the number of covid 19 patients is difficult? The tough job is being done by the medical personnel who are on the front line and these are the ones who should be paid the hefty allowances since they are risking their lives. Use your head man, instead of supporting thieves.

Mulopwana
10 months ago

Koma

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