DPP ordered to pay back Govt money

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Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has been ordered by a court to pay back funds it sourced from parastatals and city councils for its fundraising dinner and dance held in Lilongwe last year.

The landmark ruling was made at Zomba Court today.

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Mutharika and Chilima at blue night event

It followed a court application by Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) who argued that DPP needed to pay back the government funds.

Initial reports claimed that the High Court in Zomba is yet to summon the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) over blue night donations it got from parastatals and city councils in Malawi.

The summoning is to follow a court application by Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to have the ruling DPP pay back the money it received from city councils and parastatals for its fundraising dinner and dance held at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe last year.

Reports revealed that the ruling DPP demanded money from city councils and parastatals to fund its fundraising dinner and dance.

This angered the CSOs who demanded the party to pay back the money arguing it is “illegal” for the party to force government agencies to give it money.

After dialogue between the ruling party and the non-governmental organisations failed to resolve the issue, the CSOs sued the ruling party and city councils over the donation.

However, Mzuzu City Council (MCC) omitted itself by vowing that it will not honour its K3.5 million pledge to the party.

 

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  1. Its good that the court rules that way and they should also at mostly look at the negative influence the partying system has brought to the country that is ranking no 1 on the poverty nations but its leader is richest in africa,what a shame.but still malawian are willing ro put him in power so he messes up more than ever before,pls lets wash our faces

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