State House funding some CSO leaders: WhatsApp stray message reveals

A whatsapp stray chat from a veteran women activist Faustace Chirwa has revealed that State House is funding some civil society organisations leaders to buy them off as progovernment activists.

Bamusi: Working with them

Chirwa, who has ever shown that she is a progovernment activist, asks presidential advisor on civil society Mabvuto Bamusi to fund activities of CSOs like Civil Society for Constructive Dialogue.

The Constrive Dialogue leader Oliver Nakoma had earlier called on parliament to leave aside the issue of maizegate in the House, advising the parliamentarians to concetrate on “issues of national importance.”

He said the legislators should leave aside the issue of maizegate, saying it is more of personality issue.

Chirwa therefore said the Civil Society on Constructive Dialogue deserves funding from State House.

Chirwa confirmed having authored the said correspondence .

She alleged Rumphi east parliamentarian Kamlepo Kalua  has been issuing death threats to her over the matter.

Kalua denies this.

Bamusi confirmed State House funding to the Civil Society on Constructive Dialogue and other civil society organisations in the country.

“This is correct. His Excellency President Peter Mutharika’s administration works with all civil society organisations whether difficult or not, we embrace them,” he said.

He therefore said there is nothing wrong for State House to fund their activities.

Others seen to be pro-government activists include Billy Banda, Undule Mwakasungura, and Oliver Nakoma.

Civil society groups are supposed to be politically neutral and work as watchdogs of government in areas of governance and rule of law, among other areas.

Faustace Chirwa could not be reached for her comment as she is reportedly in United Kingdom for a visit.

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Nayens Bwamuswe anagudwa. Ankalongolola kwambiri asanapatsidwe udindo m’boma. Za ziii. Mukagula ma CSO’s ndiye kuti mwagula a Malawi onse????

Njoka Saweta


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