After seeing that the ministry of local government fails to fulfill its promise of deploying auditors at Karonga district council, the community in conjunction with the district’s Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) has decided to lodge their complaints to the state Presidents Peter Mutharika.
Confirming the development to Maravi Post, spokesperson for the group who is also the chairperson for Karonga business community Wavisanga Silungwe said they suspect that the ministry is shielding the culprits.
According to Sulungwe, government should expect massive protest than that of Mchinji district.
“We are tired with what the local government ministry is doing especially in dealing with the cash gate suspects here at the council. They promised to deploy auditors by Monday this week but up to now they are nowhere to be seen,” said Sulungwe.
“We tried to verify with the Principal Secretary of the ministry as well as the spokesperson but they are failing to explain to us. What we now believe is that the ministry is trying to armor the suspects,” he disclosed.
Sulungwe said that the President has been preaching against the mismanaging of the council funds hence their decision of reporting to him.
When this reporter called the spokesperson for the ministry of local government Mushabase Mughogho, she was not picking her mobile phone.
However, some residents are also suspecting that some ministry officials are involved in the malpractice hence the delay.
Meanwhile, the case is expected to resume at the court on 30th September, 2016. Some of the suspects include Philimon Maseko, Aaron Chaponda, Sam Mbale and Mrs Phiri in mentioning a few.