Muvi wa Chilungamo has asked the Public Affairs Committee [PAC] to be last in commenting on issues concerning corruptions in Malawi because it has churches whose people are involved in corrupt practices.
Muvi wa Chilungamo says it is surprised that while PAC rated the Tonse Alliance government a failure with 35 percent performance, the same is asking government to withdraw the MK 1.7 Billion corruption case involving former President Dr. Bakili Muluzi which has been in court for 14 years now.
The organization has commended PAC for doing a great job towards the introduction of multi –party politics in Malawi in 1994 and this image should not be destroyed by the interest to see a corruption case committed by a high profile figure, withdrawn.
Its Commander in Chief, Bantu Saunders Jumah says the best that PAC could have done is to advise government on what to do with corruption cases which are stalled in courts, and arrests and re–arrests of suspects which Malawians have seen that there is no impact.
Jumah says PAC by asking government to withdraw a corruption case, is giving a clear picture that it is not serious in ending corruption in Malawi, asking it to consider the same with other corruption cases of Prof. Bingu wa Mutharika K577 Billion, Madam Dr. Joyce Banda K24 Billion and other senior politicians to level the playing ground.
…….”If it is withdrawing cases of corruption, let all similar cases follow the same channel not only for Dr. Bakili Muluzi, this is not serious in ending corruption in Malawi,’’….says Juma.
He is again pleading with government to establish Theft and Corruption courts in Malawi to speed up such cases which are many and cannot be handled by the magistrates and judges alone saying as it has been observed in the last 6 months, it is doubtful that the slow pace government has taken in arresting and re–arresting suspects and prosecutions will be a long way to go and 5 years will not be enough to prosecute these corruption suspects.
Jumah expressed worries that the Tonse government has failed to fulfill its campaign promise of releasing from prison all those that stole chickens and are in jail for 5,6 and 10 years for real thieves saying the real deserving prisoners are the ones enjoying bread and butter with their families outside, money have bought justice for them.
He says it is the wish of every Malawian of good will to see to it that government prosecute all the those with corruption cases in as soon as possible so that others are paying back what they stole, some serving prison sentences and those found not guilty walk to freedom.
By Vincent Gunde