Nick, the son to President Lazarus Chakwera dragged into Covid-19 funds abuses

By Nenenji Mlangeni

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The shamelessly Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC)’s handpicked a company owned by the President Chakwera’s buddy Martin Mainja to fumigate Kamuzu Palace and Capital Hill at a cost of MK97 million has challenged his arrest over the Covid-19 funds abuses.

This follows police on Sunday, April 18, 2021 arrested Assemblies of God Pastor Mainja over his four companies were used to siphon hundreds of millions of Covid-19 funds by faking a job of disinfecting State House.

Malawi police arrested Mainja soon after church in Lumbazi today.

But police officers who arrested Mainja disclosed to this publication that Mainja demanded that if police are arresting him, they must also arrest Nick Chakwera and State House Chief of Staff Prince Kapondamgaga who conspired in the fraud.

Mainja also said Minister of Health Khumbidze Kandodo needs to be arrested because she was part of the deal.

State House paid Mainja millions of Covid-19 funds money on ballooned invoices which he cashed, got his cut and handed over cash back to Nick Chakwera and Kapondamgaga.

Chakwera is a known business associates of Mainja who has suddenly ditched his Superette at Area 18 become a main contractor of government in the last six months.

The money went round to President Chakwera which he used to fund Malawi Congress Party (MCP) campaign in Karonga and other recent By-elections.

There was no immediate reaction from Khumbize, Kapondamgaga and Nick Chakwera on the allegation.

Malawians want to see if President Chakwera is going to arrest thieves in his own house.

Chakwera has meanwhile fired Labour Minister Ken Kandodo for Covid-19 funds abuses despite paying back the money worthy MK1.4 million he used for Chakwera’s South Africa trip in November 2020.

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