..AG Thabo Nyirenda promised to resign
..bring back passports
Resign or eat your own words, Attorney General Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda has been challenged by the Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) over his promise to quit if Malawi does not recover K750 million paid to a butchery in London.
No one has been taken to account over the loss of K750 million Affordable Input Program (AIP) funds which Tonse Alliance officials paid to a butchery to procure the fertiliser.
CDEDI Executive Director Sylvester Namiwa, has demanded that AG Chakaka Nyirenda must produce proof that he has recovered the public funds.
“We believe we are not asking too much from the AG by urging him to update the nation on the same, because that is what he promised
last year,” said Namiwa adding that he pledged to go on his own accord.
Namiwa has also asked Chakaka Nyirenda who announced cancellation of passport contract to make sure Malawians get passport as the situation has gone out of control.
“In view of the above two issues, CDEDI hereby gives the AG seven days to respond accordingly, and notice that we will respond to his failure to do so by conducting vigils at the entrance of his offices at Capital Hill,” warns Namiwa who is the only remaining Civil Society grouping that speaks on public accountability.
Chakaka Nyirenda does not respond to our requests for comment.