Human rights activists have asked government to launch an investigation on who approved money to buy luxurious vehicles for parliament officials worth 300 million Kwacha.
Malawi Government purchased four vehicles for leader of opposition Lazarus Chakwera, speaker of parliament Richard Msowoya and his two deputies, Esther Ncheka Chilenje and Clement Chiwaya despite the country going through economic challenges.
One of the human rights activists in the country Timothy Mtambo says there is a need for government to clarify where it got that amount of money.
“Government must launch an investigation on who approved money to buy the expensive vehicles for parliament officials knowing that the country is going through economic challenges,” said Mtambo.
He further said it is clear that the executive arm of government is aware of this hence the need for an explanation.
However, the executive has said the money was already budgeted for.
Meanwhile, minister of information Jappie Mhango has repeatedly faulted parliament following the purchase.
But previously, he said the vehicles were bought a long time ago and he is puzzled why the issue is the talk of the day now.