PAC join calls for President Mutharika to resign over Malawi police corruption

Quasi religious body, the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) has added its voice to calls for President Peter Mutharika to step aside following reports that his party has benefitted from public money loot through a dubious police contract of food supply.

Fr Mulomole: PAC has called on President Mutharika to resign

PAC spokesperson  Reverend Father Peter Mulomole was referring to a K145 million deposited in the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) bank account by Pioneer Investments,  a contractor tasked with supplying $4 million worth of rations to Malawi’s police..

A leaked report from the  Anti-Corruption Bureau  (ACB) shows Mutharika may have beneftted  from  the supplier who is being investigated for ‘Cashgate’ style looting scandal.

“The President is not above the legislators law. This government has failed. When we say this government has failed, they ask us to bring evidence, this is the evidence,” he said.

Mulomole said the scandal has shocked the nation, saying the only thing to do was for Mutharika to resign.

An audit expert, Reverend Zacc Kawalala,  said it was bad financial governance for the DPP bank account to have a sole signatory, President Mutharika.

Meanwhile, Pioneer Investments has been awarded another contract at Escom where they are to supply and deliver conductors worth K1.5 billion.

Sources at Escom said the DPP bulldozed the contract to Zameer Karim, the owner of Pioneer Investments although there are enough conductors in stock.

Mutharika, in his closing remarks at the DPP convention, told the newly elected national governing council members to avoid using their positions to gain contracts from companies.

“I know some of you go to companies saying I am the director in the DPP so give me business. I am warning you — you must stop. I know you,” he said.

He said he is not eyeing for presidency for self enrichment.

Meanwhile, the Malawi Law Society has said Leader of Opposition Lazarus Chakwera’s call for early elections after Mutharika resigns is unjustifiable.

The MLS president Alfred Majamanda said the laws are very clear that is when the president resigns or is incapacitated, the vice president takes over.

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concerned citizen
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concerned citizen

In all civilized democracies when an issue like this comes up ,any one whose name is mentioned in the issue resigns emmidiatly to pave way for a thorough investigation until cleared. This never happens in Malawi. Most recent example is the George Chaponda maize gate case. Did he resign when Malawians called for his resignation?. It took the recommendations of two commissions of enquiry, pressure from CSOs and the social media for the president to fire Chaponda.

Reginald
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Reginald

Malawians will speak next year . If he loses you will be free to prosecute him just like BM. But in the meantime he is innocent until proven guilty by the competent court. This applies to everyone. Just concentrate on removing him through the ballot. We endured Kamuzu brutality for 30 years and what is five years

Che Wanimiliyoni
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Che Wanimiliyoni

Let the president finish his term. Do you think those who put that law that a sitting president can’t be persecuted were fools?
OK let us suppose he resign to paveway for investigations and he is found innocent after say two years is going to be returned to finish his term?
Pagani campaign muwine osati zopatsana uprezident patebulozo. Zimatiwawa the presidential hefty retirement package yamunthu kungokhala two months pampando kubwera zitsankho nkuphofomoka.

Mwatipweteka
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Mwatipweteka

Its too much by this DPP Goverrnment

Mulopwana
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Mulopwana

Mulomole is an a stooge of an opposition faction and hence should not speak for PAC. Afterall we lost trust in this quasi religious body because we know it is affiliated to a certain opposition grouping. You cant call for the president to resign from office, You dont have that mandate . Let the agencies investigate the matters and make their findings public for you now to judge the president. Too much jealousy amalawi sitizatukuka ai kufuna kuonongerana mbiri.

Chigoga
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Chigoga

There is a very simple solution for Mutharika to force him to resign. PAC and Civil Society and opposition parties should shut down the country. They should urge Malawians:
. Not to go to work
. Mini buses and buses should not travel anywhere
. Shops should close
.Teachers should go on strike
Everything should come to a stand still until he resigns.

Dagobert
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Dagobert

The case is obvious, we have an elected CEO in our Nation who receives bribes!
We know, that this criminal act is a common practice amongst the leadership in the history of our young democratic Republic. If we want to have a change, we must do something against it!

Namwera
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Namwera

Alfred Majamanda kuyela ngati napweli you can’t criticize the DPP government because you are DPP. You and your partner Patrice Nkhono are equally incompetent after professional negligence you have lost NBS Bank close to 2 Billion kwacha’s and your firm is exposed as they are suing you through Msisha Modercai. Patrice naye has too many personal issues going around due to his philandering and munthu wamu mpesa akazi awili. The point is Peter Mutharika should resign ukumva iwe Majamanda nkhope yonyansayo

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

These Asians are supposed to be chased from this country. ID Amin DADA did it and Ugandans (Blacks) are the ones who deliver all contracts. In Malawi, we let these Indians to loot our country from Tayubs, Pioneer, etc. To hell with them

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

St. Augustine said the govt. without integrity is just bunch of robbers. Therefore PAC help us a Malawi to see the sense.

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