By Dorica Mtenje
LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The Consumer Association of Malawi (CAMA) has asked President Lazarus Chakwera’s Tonse government to swiftly come up with financial intelligence investigation on Affordable Inputs Program (AIP) mess.
In an interview with Maravi Post on Sunday, October 30, 2022, CAMA executive Director, John Kapito said that Chakwera simply confirmed what was already in the public despite disclosing names of the beneficiary of the stolen money such as suppliers and Bankers.
Kapito said Malawians expect President Chakwera to have already triggered the legal process to hold various individual and institutions that facilitated the illegal transaction.
He said Chakwera should hold Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM), treasury and financial intelligence Agency accountable for being accomplices in the illegal transaction of that denied poor Malawians access to affordable fertilizer.
He observes that the blames can not be held to the minister only as no cabinet minister can travel without President knowledge.
Kapito said Chakwera missed an opportunity to tell the nation what he is doing to stabilise the economy including issues to do with forex, fuel shortage, high cost of living, closure of ADMARC, high unemployment levels and among others.
He adds that the President should take an example of Late Magufuli who stopped his international trips which helped him to restore his country’s economy.
He therefore reminded Chakwera that Malawians who is addressing now are the same who he addressed during his campaign and they deserve honesty.
Meanwhile, Malawi Parliament has established a joint committee which is set to inquire all stakeholders and the former minister of Agriculture on the matter.