August 23, 2016 by Staff Reporter
By Macheza Mkandawire
Malawi president Professor Peter Mutharika has been caught with pants down in his war against corruption in the country, Nyika
daily news has established.
President Mutharika on Tuesday, 26th of April 2016 said that his administration will not hesitate to fire corrupt Ministers. But to the contrary the Law professor is failing to name, fire and arrest cabinet Ministers implicated in the MK577 Billion Audit report.
“l will not hesitate to fire any member of the cabinet found to be involved in fraudulent or dishonest activities,’’ said Mutharika.
During his first State of the Nation Address in parliament on 17th June 2014 president Mutharika said,” There will be no sacred cows, indeed there will be no untouchables. Corruption is evil as it deprives the people of Malawi right to economic activities.”
Last week, Malawi’s outspoken Law Maker for Rumphi East, Kamlepo Kalua asked president Mutharika to step down for failing
to name and arrest the implicated ‘Thieves’ in the mask of cabinet Ministers who are still enjoying tax payers money to feed their
Acting Executive Director of Youth with Vision (YWV), Negracious Justin earlier said that Malawians are being denied the right to
know who abused their funds.
He said that the ministers and top government officials will continue to embezzle public funds.
“Ministers who are speculated in the current report being hidden under the DPP’s private parts are continuing siphoning the public
money because they are not being named for appropriate action.
”DPP promised the people of Malawi that, once in power, they
would release the names of all those people implicated in the financial scandal.
“Two years down the line, the
administration has grown cold feet and is wary of releasing the names. This is not only baffling but also adds kinetics to the
swirling rumour mill that the list contains names of influential individuals that are manning the DPP administration,” said Negracious.
Friedrich Nietzsche a German Philosopher once said,” Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in process he does not become a monster.’’
MK577 billion was suspected to have been siphoned from public coffers by Cabinet Ministers thats according to a data analysis by Price Water house Coopers (PwC) of May 2015.