By Deus Chikalaza
President Lazarus Chakwera’s Malawi Congress Party (MCP) is under intense pressure to win back Malawians trust over numerous scandals being exposed just two years in power.
Reverend Chakwera has been betrayed by his own trusted errands whom were put in key Tonse Alliance government position.
Chakwera with appetite for power despite his incompetency to run state affairs as proved in the last two years, he is trying to use all tactics to win lost glory that put him to power in 2020.
Despite all desperation attempts to stick to power though he promised Malawians to resign if he failed to govern, Chakwera with MCP still facing shame day in day out.
Evidenced Chakwera’s errands including embattled Finance Minister Sosten Gwengwe, Secretary to the President and Cabinet (SPC) Colleen Zamba have put MCP into dark page from Malawians on how corrupt and greedy the party is.
For starters, the duo Gwengwe and Zamba including Chakwera himself have been caught in US$170 million Auzano’s bogus fertilizer deal and unattained National Oil Company of Malawi (NOCMA) fuel contracts to suppliers respectively.
Evidence is riffle all over on how the two were involved into corruption under Chakwera watch.
Despite that Chakwera chose to pursue on the matter of his deputy Saulos Chilima which even Attorney General (AG) Chakaka Nyirenda advised Tonse Alliance government to tread carefully.
There is no single evidence in public domain that really shows that his deputy was involved in any corruption but only using social media.
There is much evidence; documents, emails that show that SPC Zamba, Gwengwe have been involved into corruption, but Chakwera remain quite.
It’s also surprising to learn that MCP lawyer Senior Counsel Mordecai Msiska (private lawyer) is joining Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to prosecute Chilima, the same person who was leading MCP and UTM election case in 2020.
Chakwera must deal with Zamba and Gwengwe, the same way he did with former cabinet ministers Newton Kambala, Ken Kandodo, Robin Lowe and others aids over numerous scandals.
Chilima arrest is MCP operative move to divert Malawians attention from Auzano Fertilizers and NOCMA fuels deals.
Its a calculated move alongside embattled ACB Director General Martha Chizuma to look relevant after loosing Malawians trust over her incompetence.
Reverend Chakwera needs to resigns himself for being part of the corrupt leadership whose errands are being caught day in day out.