Deputy Speakers challenge illegal allowances accusations

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Malawi parliament’s First Deputy Speaker Esther Chilenje and Second Deputy Speaker Clement Chiwaya have  denied accusation of swindling money through house allowances from the government, Malawi24 has learnt.

According to an initial investigation, the two, were staying in their houses where they  are entitled to K250 000 per month as house allowance.

However, they were getting K550 000 every month on the pretext that they were staying in rented houses.

Clement Chiwaya

Clement Chiwaya: Has denied the accusations.

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in the just ending week summoned the two where they were  ‘given a chance  to explain on the allegations’

A statement from the graft busting body revealed that the two were summoned to ACB offices on 18th and 19th respectively.

“The summon is relation to the ongoing investigation in relation to the issue of housing allowances.

“This was done to give the Second and First Deputy Speakers respectively a chance to explain their side of the story in relation to the investigation,” a depict of the statements reads.

In October last year it was revealed that the Parliamentary Service Commission(PSC) wrote  the two that they will be getting K250,000 a month with effective September.

Legal expert, Justin Dzonzi argued that the resolution by PSC would be a great disservice to taxpayers if it means merely correcting the anomaly without imposing extreme measures.

Dzonzi further said the two should be impeached following their “criminal offences by their action”.

 

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14 Comments

  1. mpondasi Mboli yako n pa mtumbo pako zopanga ma comment opusa chifukwa choti mukuziwa munthu musiye lero

  2. Chiwaya kodi mkazi anakuthawa uja Faith ali kuti? unangomusiyila mwana basi kumusiyitsa ntchito mu PEP ya ku Mangochi. Munthu otembeleredwa iwe, sumadzimvera chisoni. Utigulitse filling station ya pa Nkopola ukukanika kumaliza.

  3. Atsogoleri akuba must first resign if they dont interdict them pending investigation and trial. If the two does not happen no one should be arrested in Malawi because it means our laws are either irrelevant or selective. This should not be allowed plz

  4. Malawi run by Thieves,these thieves deserve some whips.I repeat all Thieves who hv been in politics for 10 yrs plus must not take part in 2019. Malawians plse take note of that.