Concerned citizens demand release of SADC summit financial report – Malawi 24

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Concerned citizens of Malawi have given the Ministry of Foreign Affairs seven days to release a report on how it has spent over 1 billion kunas allocated for the 41st SADC Heads of State and Government Summit which s was held at the Bingu International Convention Center in Lilongwe last year.

In a statement signed by the group’s chairman Oliver Nakoma, the group said it would hold vigils on April 28, 2022 at the Foreign Offices in Lilongwe until the expenditure report is released.

“Holding vigils at Foreign Ministry offices will be one of the ways to demand transparency and accountability if they fail to report on expenditures within the required timeframe,” the grouping said.

The grouping in the statement also demanded that the government procure a CT scanner machine and urgently repair a CT scanner machine at Kamuzu Central Hospital which was broken a few years ago but needs 50 million. K to be repaired.

On top of that, they condemned ADMARC for buying a K107million vehicle for its chief executive, saying the appointing authority should sack the board for poor decision-making with immediate effect.

Concerned citizens have also slammed President Lazarus Chakwera for his “unnecessary travels” which they say are crippling the national economy which continues to strain already struggling Malawians.

“President Chakwera and Vice President Chilima have chosen to be road leaders, traveling to Thyolo, Zomba, Mangochi, Ntcheu Dedza and Dowa just to see how the groundnuts are doing, blowing huge sums money in the process,” the press release read. .

Recently, the grouping organized demonstrations in Blantyre where, among other things, it called on President Chakwera to resign or hold a referendum.

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