PAC plan another ‘future of Malawi’ conference: Worsening corruption on agenda

An all inclusive quasi religious Public Affairs Committee (PAC) sponsored indaba is on this year where  a cross-section of Malawians will be  discussing the future of the country and  tackle the growing corruption.

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PAC executive secretary Robert Phiri said the meeting will take place either in April or May depending on the availability of donors.

“As PAC, we have the dates for the meeting but we cannot announce them because they depend on the availability of donors who will fund the meeting, they usually sit on the meetings,” he said.

Phiri said the main issue to dominate the meeting would be the high levels of corruption in the country.

This comes merely weeks after President Peter Mutharika reluctantly fired his close ally and former Agriculture minister George Chaponda after a presidential commission of inquiry on maizegate recommended he be investigated for possible corruption in the procurement of maize from Zambia.

Phiri also said the meeting will discuss failure by government to implement resolutions made at last year’s PAC meeting.

“That the government has failed to implement the resolutions made last year is the need to have another meeting this year,” he said.

President Peter Muutharika appointed a high levelspecial committee, including cabinet ministers and presidential aide to deal with PAC but later there was a fall out between the two groups.

Dr. Jesse Kabwila-Kapasula, one of President Mutharika’s most acerbic critics, welcomes the idea of the conference saying  most Malawians are not happy with  impunity and corruption in government which is worsening.

“Malawians are tired with the arrogance of this government and worsening corruption,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Malawi  government fear there are plans  to hold anti-government street demonstrations after PAC conference.

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Brian Namachekecha
Guest

Some recommendations were met. PAC gave the President 30 days to ensure that there is maize in the ADMARC markets. Dingiswayo Jere played a trick and maize was distributed all over the country. Thanks to MERA. Thank you bwana President for instantly rewarding Jere with chimpando chonona ku YEDEF. No interviews needed after tremendously saving lives of Malawians..

Senzangakhona
Guest

Todate we still have people who believe APM is a performer. In their dreams they call him a machine. Over my dead body. APM to me us far from being an average performer. This explains why it had to take people to wake him from his deep sleep to act on Chaponda. A performer would have acts decisively and on time. What we saw was too little too late. Office ya boma mpaka kuotchedwa. APM ndi galimoto yokakha basi. PAC should help this nation to bring back the sanity.

Omex70
Guest

We are very tired with this DPP led government. It’s my prayer that God should hear our cries and intervene powerfully to rescue us from these corrupt leaders.

benjones
Guest

Malawi land of no trust.

Rift Valley
Guest

Please ensure attendance is by invitation. We don’t want the conference to be flooded by DPP

Apao Kugola
Guest

Meetings and meetings. Ena adyetsedwa chi banzi and get silenced as the country’s economic woes continues to escalate. We are a nation of cowards and a selfish individualistic bunch. Until we unite in purpose, the economy of Malawi will never recover with the current crop of politicians and the docile citizens who don’t care about the nation but self.

The Fearless Samurai
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