Mutharika shields cashgate ministers: “I will not fire them” – APM

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State House has maintained that President Peter Mutharika will not fire any cabinet minister over reports that some ministers serving in his cabinet were involved in the 577 billion Kwacha scam.

This is coming as media reports say that Mutharika is waiting for the official information on the plunder of resources from 2009 to 2014 for him to fire seven cabinet ministers involved.

Presidential press secretary Mgeme Kalilani said the president is not aware that any minister in his cabinet was involved in the scam.

“The president does not work on rumours, Mutharika works on official information,” said Kalilani.

He added that the Malawi leader has no official information that some of his ministers were involved in fraud or corruption.

Peter Mutharika

Mutharika will not fire the Ministers linked to corruption.

“As far as the president is concerned he is not aware of any name of minister implicated,” said Kalilani.

However, some quarters have suggested that the president must fire the ministers who were involved in the scam to give a clean record to government and the ruling Democratic Progressive Party.

Despite the calls, the names of the ministers involved have not been revealed by the Auditor General Steve Kamphasa.

But in Parliament last week Mzimba West legislator Harry Mkandawire mentioned Minister of Agriculture George Chaponda as one of the ministers involved.

Chaponda however denied the accusations.

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