Malawi Parliament’s Budget Committee has come out panting, accusing the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) of high level corruption in Farm Input Subsidy Program (FISP) and Cement and Malata Subsidy Program.
Chairperson of Agriculture Committee Joseph Chidanti Malunga has since said his committee will join forces with parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to make an inquiry on the allegations.
The two committees recently probed how the government bought maize from Zambia and found Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water development George Chaponda’s dealings as suspicious and mounted to corruption.
Chairperson of Budget Committee Rhino Chiphiko said his committee has established that senior DPP officials were engaged in supplying materials for houses in the Cement and Malata Program without following proper procedures.
He said the whole program was chaotic as the senior DPP officials have hijacked the supply of the materials without tendering and using a single source.
Chiphiko said the same applies to FISP, saying no wonder the program faces problems every year.
DPP publicist Francis Katsaira is yet to comment on the matter.
Some sections of society say the graft busting body, the Anti-Corruption Bureau is aware of the DPP officials in the two programs but fears to investigate the top DPP officials.