Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the country have sent a warning to the Malawi government that they will hold nationwide demonstrations if the government fails to fire and arrest all cabinet ministers implicated in the 577 billion cashgate.
Issuing the warning was one of the well-known human rights activists Billy Mayaya who was speaking on behalf of other CSO leaders.
Mayaya said that the cabinet ministers who have been lacking accountability and transparency in their positions and have been implicated in theft of government money need to be fired.
He added that it would be better to recover the resources that the government has lost through such greedy cabinet ministers and use them to improve service delivery in other departments of the government.
“It is only natural that those who are implicated should resign because they have not been transparency and accountable In their duties as cabinet ministers and I think those resources should be recovered inorder to improve service delivery. You can see there is no desks in schools,” he said.
The activist said considering the seriousness of the matter, several Civil Society Organizations are planning to hold nationwide demostrations if the government fails to consider their concerns within 35 days.
He further added that it is very worrisome to see people in the village who are also taxpayers suffering while these ministers are stealing their money.
“We are still planning because we gave the state house a petition demanding the firing of these ministers and If they are not fired within these 35 days, an action in form of demos will be taken,” added Mayaya.
However, minister of finance, Goodall Gondwe has dismissed the accusations being leveled against these ministers saying even the report is showing no name of a cabinet minister.
All this is coming barely after the Public Affairs Committee called for the tabling in Parliament of report that is showing that some of President Peter Mutharika’s cabinet ministers are being implicated in cashgate.