Some parties in opposition have asked the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to put an end to the looting of public funds.
Speaking on Thursday, People’s Party (PP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Mangochi Monkey Bay Constituency Ralph Jooma decried the massive theft of public money, dubbed Cashgate.
He was speaking in response to the State of the Nation Address delivered by President Peter Mutharika.
In his address on Tuesday, the President said government has put in place measures to ensure there will be no theft of funds and resources.
Mutharika said: “We hope to see this [DPP-led] government to continue to pursue the Cashgate scandal and bring culprits to book.”
Echoing Jooma, United Democratic Front (UDF) leader in the House Atupele Muluzi said government can only prove its seriousness by dealing with issues like Cashgate.
“Such cases as Cashgate were daylight robbery against poor Malawians and getting on top of such vices would prove government’s seriousness in putting the poor at heart,” said Muluzi.
PP has since pledged to work with government in its development agenda, promising to offer advice where and when the need arises.