Chakwera’s advisor Munthali quits – Capital Radio Malawi
15 April, 2024

Chakwera’s advisor Munthali quits

The Malawi Congress Party (MCP’s) Publicity Secretary Maurice Munthali has resigned over poor governance.

In a move deemed as a clear sign of disintegration within the governing party, Munthali who is a Reverend of the CCAP’s Nkhoma Synod has also stepped down as the presidential advisor on peace, reconciliation and national unity.

In two separate letters addressed to the party secretary general and another to the Office of President and Cabinet, Munthali has indicated that as a man of faith, he feels uncomfortable in the forefront working with a government that is failing to fulfil what it promised its people.

Part of the resignation letter to Chakwera

Munthali has also claimed that his conscious is being troubled by growing levels of corruption against the current administration which he has passionately worked for.

“I am sapiently troubled in my conscience to continue in the position you graciously appointed me into, consequently,”  Munthali tells Chakwera in the letter.

In response the Malawi Congress Party says it is saddened by Munthali’s resignation from both positions, but has praised him for his service.

However the party is irked by Munthali’s reasons for resigning, especially the claim on corruption.

In a statement signed by the party’s Acting Publicity Secretary Ezekiel Ching’oma, the part is demanding evidence to prove the said corruption.

“As per His Excellency Dr Lazarus Chakwera’s commitment to the fight against Corruption, we urge Rev. Munthali to bring forward any evidence of the alleged corruption to relevant institution to help fight the vice,” says Ching’oma in the statement.

Early last month, the party’s legislator for Lilongwe South Constituency Peter Dimba resigned as chairperson of the Legal Affairs Committee of parliament, arguing that efforts to provide checks and balances in the fight against corruption were proving futile in the current administration.

His resignation followed the controversial and highly protested suspension of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director Martha Chizuma.

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