Health Minister Khumbize Chiponda asked to resign or be fired

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera is cornered to fire his family and party’s (Malawi Congress Party) cohort member Khumbize Chaponda Kandodo who is also health minister over MK6.2 billion Covid-19 funds abuse.

Mzimba North MP (Alliance for Democracy) Yeremiah Chihana is however calling on President Chakwera to fire Chiponda and all other ministers whose controlling officers have been suspended or fired over Covid-19 funds abuse.

Chihana says there is no way one chairperson of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 can be fired leaving another chair.

According to Chihana, the other ministers could have been the ones that made decisions in the abuse of the funds.

Mulanje South West MP George Chaponda has also called on Chiponda to resign saying many people have died due to Covid-19 adding Covid-19 funds have been abused under her watch.

He also called on Tonse Alliance Government to apologize for saying there was no Covid-19 before the fresh presidential election.

However, Chiponda has called on the two to get their facts right. She says Ministers in Tonse Alliance are not drawing allowances from the Covid-19 funds.

She says there is an audit into the funds which the MPs may wish to check.

She has challenged that should the audit establish that she pocketed from Covid-19 funds, she will be the first to resign.

Chiponda insists she is an honest person and is ready to resign when proven that she benefited.

Chakwera has a number of family and friends aids and cabinet ministers whose characters of work in Tonse government have been questions but he has failed to act on them, then why Khumbize?

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