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DPP has ‘stolen’ K1 trillion

Says Chakwera

Malawi Congress Party president, Lazarus Chakwera, has claimed that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)-led administration has misappropriated K1 trillion in five years.

However, DPP has dismissed Chakwera’s claims.

Chakwera was speaking at a rally he addressed at Njamba Freedom Park Sunday in Blantyre, alongside People’s Party (PP) president Joyce Banda and Freedom Party leader Khumbo Kachali.

Chakwera said all the DPP administration knows is stealing public resources and paying little attention to important issues such as the killing and abduction of persons with albinism.

“But what Malawi Congress Party knows is making sure that the quality of education improves, improving health services and quality of life,” he said.

DPP spokesperson Nicholas Dausi dismissed Chakwera’s claims.

We are going into the last phase of the elections and Chakwera will say all sorts of things because he is desperate to get into government. It is not correct and I don’t want to glorify his political tantrums,” he said.

Chakwera pledged to construct what he called Joyce Banda International Convention Centre, with the capacity of 6,000 people, where Kamuzu Stadium lies.

He said he would construct Blantyre District Hospital and a national stadium, with various sports amenities, at the park.

Chakwera also promised to, once elected president, change the official working schedule from 7:30am to 8:30am, saying most parents struggle to take their children to school then make it to work in time.

Speaking earlier, former president Banda also alleged that huge sums of money have been stolen in government during the DPP-led administration.

Banda said it was only during her rule that top government officials were arrested on corruption charges.

She urged Chakwera to make it a point to end urban and rural poverty.

“Our poverty alleviation measures include people in towns and villages. You should also remember the youth. Some of these boys are failing to marry because they have nothing,” she said.

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