Former Foreign Affairs minister George Chaponda now holding the agriculture portfolio in Peter President Mutharika’s cabinet and Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) head Lucas Kondowe have been summoned by the United Nations (UN) over unpaid allowances to Malawi Defence Forces (MDF) soldiers.
A team of international investigative journalists are probing the issue after it was discovered that the soldiers did not get their day allowance for months after completing their peace keeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo and other trouble spots of the world.
“It was discovered that the US$20 million which the UN gave out as allowances was deposited into an account of a Zambian American business woman Chamika Moore,” said one of the top journalists investigating the matter.
He said it transpired that MDF commander Griffin Supuni masterminded the dubious transaction when he was military attache at the UN office.
“The government was fully aware of this, Dr Chaponda was fully aware of this and the President was fully aware of the issue, that was why Chaponda and Supuni were transferred from their positions as way of protecting therm,” he said.
Failure by the Malawi government to remit the allowance money into the soldiers bank accounts led to the soldiers failure to take orders.
The soldiers have since been cautioned for insubordination.
Meanwhile, Nyasa Times have sources dossier of corruption involving Chanika Moore , a close pal of Chaponda who has been suppling to Malawi army and collected billions of Kwacha.
Further information will follow up.