Mutharika, Chimulirenji declare assets: Malawi MPs have September 18 as deadline to state their wealth

President Peter Mutharika and vice president Everton Chimulirenji have declared their assets with the office of the director of Declaration of Assets.

President Mutharika and vice president Everton Chimulirenji

The office deputy director Michael Chiusiwa has confirmed this, saying the law gave them up to August end to declare their assets after their election to their respective high offices of the land.

“All members of parliament are supposed to declare their assets before 18 September while ward councilors before September 29, that is what the law says,” said Chiusiwa.

He however said there are some public officers who failed to declare their assets or declared after the expiry of the deadline after the 2014 elections.

“We recommended to their employers that they be fired as the law provides,” he said.

Some of them did not make it in the 2019 election.

Constitutional law expert Edge Kanyongolo said the declaration of assets law should be pegged to the electoral laws to force anyone seeking an elective office declare assets first.

“This would mean anyone seeking an elective office would first show the Malawi Electoral Commission the asset declaration certification before being allowed to vie for the office,” he said.

Former cabinet minister Grace Chiumia was among some cabinet ministers and members of parliament of failed to declare their assets after the 2014 elections and the office of the President and Cabinet failed to act on them.

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mpilu
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mpilu

tizaziwa asset ao akafa amenewa just like Zim. and only from external media.
who knew am9ng the the Zim people that this dead dude had such wealth??
shame

Gulfmaid
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Gulfmaid

These 2 people are DPP Members, don’t you think they just went to those offices to pay them so that they tell the nation that they have declared their assets? I think they’ve just done that. Since nobody will know the total amount of there assets

National CEO
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National CEO

I cry for my 2 minutes I have wasted reading this article. I will never get them back in my life.

Charlie Hebdo
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Charlie Hebdo

There were early signs Tippex was coming and as a nation we ignored them. Here is a president who exaggerated his wealth claiming it was the result of a misplaced point. Really? Currency is always displayed to 2 decimal places unless you are quoting exchange rates. Even so, you can only pay the final figure to two decimal places. I thought lawyers are such a meticulous bunch of individuals who can hardly afford to make such careless mistakes. But alas, we have a clueless one in the president. The rationale for exaggerating his wealth was to steal from naive Malawians… Read more »

Don
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Don

How much are they worth? That’s the real story not this lazy journalism that refuses to investigate.