The Malawi government has denied Kamlepo Kalua’s allegations that it has spent about K3 billion to acquire vehicles for the executive and other selected individuals in the civil service.
Minister of Information, Tourism and Civic Education, Jappie Mhango, has since demanded evidence from Kalua to prove the statement he made in parliament.
In refuting the allegations, Mhango pointed out that all he knows is that no vehicle has been bought for any member of the executive arm of government including any member of the civil service.
“Since the honorable member who made these allegations said he had proof, government would like to take this opportunity to encourage him to provide that evidence. Government believes that being an honorable member, he will feel the weight of urgent need to substantiate his allegations,” said Mhango.
Mhango clarified that the only department of the civil service that has received a new fleet of vehicles is the Malawi Police Service saying the spending was necessitated by government’s recognition of the need for tight security in the country which he said can be guaranteed through, among other things, easy mobility for police officers.
He has also assured the public that government will not waiver on its commitment for tight and prudent spending.