By Duncan Kaonga
The National Anti-corruption Alliance chairperson, Moses Mkandawire has said it is an insult to citizens if the former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led regime say they didn’t squander public funds.
The remarks come after the party’s second vice president for the south who is also leader of opposition in Parliament, Kondwani Nankhumwa refuted what president Lazarus Chakwera said when he claimed that the Peter Mutharika led government swindled public funds amounting to 1.3 trillion kwacha.
Nankhumwa said that the president’s claim is cheap propaganda which its motive is to arrest DPP members and a way of making Malawians to forget what the Tonse Alliance promised during the campaign period.
However, Mkandawire said DPP must be joking with citizen’s considering the revelations made about the mishandling of public funds by the previous administration.
“It will be unfortunate and an insult to the people of Malawi to claim that they did nothing because why they were removed is nothing else apart from corruption, if you go to MERA, state house, Escom and other public institutions it has been revealed that resources were mismanaged so to say they did nothing wrong after these revelations of what they were doing to damage the it’s a total insult,” Said Mkandawire
With an aim to curb corruption and recover public money, Tonse Government has arrested a number of suspects connected to DPP’s loot.