The country’s opposing Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has blasted the Malawi government for implicating the party in the theft of a laptop at ministry of finance offices.
Last week, police in the capital city of Lilongwe arrested personal assistant of the speaker of the national assembly on suspicion that he stole a laptop belonging to an official at the ministry of finance.
Reports carried on the state broadcaster, MBC, claim that the speaker Richard Msowoya sent his assistant to steal the laptop with the aim of destabilizing the forthcoming budget sitting.
However, commenting on the matter, the MCP publicist Jessie Kabwila said the claims show that government is under panic and added that the current administration want to tarnish of the image of the party.
“They are bringing stupid plans thinking they can tarnish the image of the speaker as well as MCP, but no, the speaker is running the parliament in an impartial way.
‘We want a speaker who deliver judgement with impartiality and that’s the person we are having now. I think we have more urgent issues in this country rather than this issue of stealing a laptop,” said Kabwila.
She added that the law need to take its course on the suspect but said it is not good to drag and drop the speaker and MCP into the case.
The publicist further said the current government knows that they are unpopular and people don’t want them that is why they are bringing such issues now.