The country’s former ambassador to Japan, John Chikago says President Peter Mutharika should disband the National Intelligent Bureau (NIB) which is led by Nicholas Dausi for lying.
Chikago was reacting to claims by the bureau that the United States ambassador to Malawi is working with Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera to topple Mutharika.
He said these lies affect the country since they will bring enmity between Malawi and other countries.
The former ambassador said at the moment nobody could wish to be in control of this country considering the economic crisis that has so far hit the country.
“First am saddened. You can see that they are the same people who lied to the general public that son of Michael Sata and that of Joyce Banda planned to topple the president in the previous DPP [Democratic Progressive Party] era and they are now doing the same, why?.
“I think the best solution to this development is just ending the bureau because they are just bringing threats to the president as well as the country. They are just looking for money to feed themselves in name of looking after the president,” said Chikago.
He further blamed the president for appointing Dausi who is a politician as a head of the bureau saying he will only be reporting lies to his boss.
According to Chikago, if such accusations continue, Malawi will lose many bilateral partners since the country will have a lot of enemies.
Recently, in an interview with Malawi24, Edward J. Monster, Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy said the accusations are a total fabrication.
“The accusations are completely false. The U.S. and Malawi enjoy a strong and productive relationship and we intend to continue working closely together for the benefit of the Malawian people,” said Monster.
The accusations, first published by a pro-government online publication, started when Chakwera went to the US where among other things he toured various states and attended a prayer breakfast in Washington DC where US president Barack Obama was the main Speaker.