Mangochi (MaraviPost): In a press release made available to The Maravi Post, Former Malawi President Peter Mutharika categorically denies any involvement in the cement saga that has seen several people snared by the Malawi Police.
The Presser reads, His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has learnt that the Malawi Revenue Authority approved the clearance of cement duty- free on his account.
The former President has resolved to Inform the general public of his position on the alleged duty -free clearance of the cement.
a) The Former President neither bought nor instructed anyone to buy or import the cement in question. Accordingly, the former President did not, as he could not, request the Malawi Revenue Authority to invoke any of his privileges to clear the alleged consignment of cement duty- free.
b) Further, the former President was never at any point undertaking any construction project (s) requiring such substantial volumes of cement.
c) In any event, the former President does not operate any business to sell cement on retail or wholesale.
d)For the avoidance of doubt, the former President did not have any dealings with the alleged cement traders either personally or through a third party.
It is true that many people including Vice President Saulos Chilima have tried to implicate the former Malawi President in this deal.
The President hopes these revelations will stop the callous rumors