The Public Affairs Committee (PAC) has downplayed reports of being under government payroll following the postponement of the stakeholders meeting with government on matters that are affecting the country.
The sentiments follow reports of unwillingness on the part of PAC to have a meeting with government to bring solutions on the social-economic shakeups that have hit the country.
However, PAC has denied the allegations saying the delay was marred by procedural and financial hiccups.
Speaking in an interview with Malawi24, PAC chairperson Felix Chingota said the committee cannot receive any bribe from government arguing that their pillars demand them to speak for the oppressed.
“No. No. No. I don’t think PAC can receive anything from government we made our commitment to God not government,” said Chingota.
He added that the meeting was delayed due to lack of funding for the stakeholders gathering and also the procedural part citing busy schedule of those who are supposed to moderate the meeting.
PAC has twice postponed its meeting with stakeholders due to government’s delay to meet the resolutions made at an earlier meeting in February this year.