CSOs seek legal opinion on K4 billion scandal


Civil Society Organisations (CSO) pushing for the resignation of Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe over the K4 billion scandal are reviewing their plan to go to court

“What we are waiting for is our legal team to compile a legal opinion. So we might and then we will make a decision based on what can come out of the analysis,” said Gift Trapence, Executive Director for Centre for the Development of People.

Trapence said they are taking the legal route after they failed to reach a compromise when they held a dialogue with Gondwe mid this month.


On the planned demonstration for next month, Trapence said preparations are underway and different stakeholders are being engaged.

Trapence said they will not rescind their decision, as their engagement with government yielded no results, in respect to their demands.

“We are still going on with the demonstrations. We had a chance of meeting the government, now it’s up to them to look at our demands,” he said


Apart from Gondwe, the activists also want Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Kondwani Nankhumwa to resign over the same issue.

Initially, 86 constituencies benefited from the projects before a decision was made to make all the 193 constituencies access the funding.

Both Gondwe and Nankhumwa have refused to resign and cancel the funding.

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