Malova Youth Association has come up with an anti-Black Monday concept termed ‘White Tuesday’ whose launch was on Tuesday in Malawi’s commercial city of Blantyre.
The move by the youth group is in response to the civil society organizations (CSOs) critics on government approach on the cash-gate aftermath.
The launch was held at Chirimba Primary School ground and attracted over 400 youths from Chirimba, Machinjiri, Mbayani, Ndirande and Chemussa Townships. The event included the formation of Blantyre Malova Chapter.
President of Malova Youth Association Tega Mwaruwasa told Nyasa Times that as Malova, they appreciate government role and practical approach on the Capital Hill cash-gate which includes the opening of 27 cases as well as the permission of forensic auditing.
He said the Anti Corruption Bereau (ACB) is already investigating 81 companies and so far, 38 properties have been restricted, 10 houses and buildings seized and 12 cases opened pending trial.
“As Malova Youth Association, we are delighted with the intervention taken by government which shows it is serious in getting the root cause of the cash-gate and closing the chapter as far as the theft of public funds is concerned.
“As one of the civilized civil society, we respect the rule of law and its course. There is no way a suspect can be arrested, tried and convicted within a week as far as the nature cash gate cases is concerned. To every Malawian being with sober mind can be able to appreciate what government is doing on the matter,” said Mwaruwasa.
He added that as most vulnerable youths in the society, his association has declared Tuesdays as White Tuesdays unless Black Mondays stop.
“We have chosen white because it symbolizes love and life of the nation. On Tuesday next week Malova will conduct the same nature of function in Lilongwe and we urge all patriotic Malawian youths to be putting on white clothing every Tuesday to show our solidarity and support to President Joyce Banda and her government,” Mwaruwasa concluded.