By Burnett Munthali
Timothy Mtambo, Richard Chimwendo, Michael Usi and many others must be left out in the next cabinet reshuffle.
All suspects of corruption must be dropped from Cabinet or Tonse government will face total disaster as Malawians rage on with anger.
Its now time for Reverend Lazarus Chakwera to act
All names that have been mentioned to have connived defrauding government coffers in one way or the other must be left out in the next cabinet reshuffle.
Malawians are aware of several allegations of government corruption involving many cabinet ministers and they expect the President to take action by excluding such ministers if indeed this government is serious with fighting corruption.
According to information from different reliable sources many ministers have fraudulently pocketed millions of kwacha each without any purpose.
The reports especially from Malawi Parliament including many other reports that are coming out show that numerous procurement issues have been violated at different institutions and as such many faces should be chopped off from cabinet and new faces should be given chance to work.
There is a lot of stealing and miss-procurement in government where many millions of kwacha have been stolen and gone to the drain.
A lot of information is revealing that ministers are collecting millions of kwacha fraudulently from different departments across government institutions.
Malawians are expecting Timothy Mtambo, Richard Chimwendo Banda, Michael Usi, Lobin Lowe and many others to be chopped out in the next cabinet reshuffle.
If Chakwera spares out corrupt ministers in the coming cabinet reshuffle, then he should expect a tough ride from Malawians from now onwards as we go to Canaan. It will be very rough for the President to govern this nation as people’s anger will rage on to its extreme points.
Whether individual ministers agree or disagree with the allegations, they should be reshuffled.
According to human psychology, it is always normal for suspects to deny allegations levelled against them. They do so out of fear knowing very well the implications of such allegations.
It is always abnormal for a suspect to straight away accept to have committed serious offences just at once as if they were responding to greetings. And when such a suspect does so, for example accepting to have murdered someone in a court of law without any resistance, a presiding judge will ask and direct that the suspect in question goes for mental check up.
Therefore, the responses given by any suspected minister should not be taken heed of as they are defending their jobs and not justice.
Nobody accepts serious allegations in silver plate just like that. It has never happened anywhere in any government.
Lawyers are another team of thieves in Malawi who receive money to defend criminals. They can work even for a corruption suspect for as long they have are paid money.
Eventually, they connive with judges who are currently providing selective justice.
Comments PR responses from suspected corrupt ministers should be ignored.
We know some ministers involved in the mess are personal friends to the President but this is a make or break decision that must be done now at a price. It’s either friends if the President lose or the President himself loses out completely.
After all, a cabinet reshuffle should not take long as the President has always done. He can even hire people from outside politics to help him fix this country or ignore the advice and drown in the sea of loss of government which is already nose diving.
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