Centre for Democracy and Financial Improvement Initiatives (CDEDI) claims that an account quantity, underneath the title Chief Secretary to Authorities, obtained K238 million for Independence Day Celebrations though the funds for the celebrations was reduce to round K46 million.
CDEDI government director Sylvester Namiwa made the declare at a press briefing at the moment.
In keeping with Namiwa, its investigations revealed that an account quantity 1970000056939 held at FDH Financial institution underneath the title Chief to the Secretary obtained funds amounting to 238,286,196 Malawi Kwacha on 2 July, 2021 being funds meant for 2021 Independence Day Celebrations.
He puzzled why the transaction was made when Minister of Homeland Safety Richard Chimwendo Banda had informed Malawians that authorities had reduce the funds for the celebrations from the preliminary K240 Million to round K46 Million.
He described this as theft of public funds and deceit of the very best order by authorities.
Namiwa then challenged Secretary to the President and Cupboard, Mr. Zangazanga Chikhosi to inform Malawians inside the subsequent seven days how his account ended up getting the cash.
He warned that CDEDI will use Entry to Info Regulation to make sure that Malawians know the way authorities used this sum of money.
Namiwa additionally urged Malawians to be vigilant so as to safeguard Malawi’s hard-earned taxes. He warned that it seems that the nation has one other set of looters who don’t imply effectively for the nation, as such, it’s incumbent upon Malawians together with these which can be working in public workplaces to reveal all instances of theft in order that they’re named and shamed so as to safeguard public funds.
In keeping with Namiwa, it seems Tonse Alliance administration has mastered the artwork of looting and plundering of public assets by way of Nationwide Cerebrations.
The activist recalled the last-minute cancellation of Independence Celebration at Bingu Nationwide Stadium in 2020 and the following promise by president Dr. Lazarus Chakwera to present an expenditure report which he by no means did.