By Chisomo Daniels
A good governance watchdog, the Centre for Mindset Change has threatened to name and shame former and serving Cabinet Ministers embroiled in corruption.
Addressing the media in Lilongwe, the organization’s Executive Director Philip Kamangira accused some government officials of flouting procurement procedures in the awarding of contracts.
Kamangira alleged that in return, officials are given kickbacks something which he said, "leads to substandard work and drains taxpayers’ purse".
Meanwhile, Kamangira said his organization has written the Anti-Corruption Bureau to launch a comprehensive probe into the construction company Mota-Engil dealings in Malawi.
Some days ago, the ACB cancelled Mota-Engil’s Bangula-Marka rail-way rehabilitation work over concerns that the project was a single source bid despite several companies expressing interest.
On his part, good governance commentator Wonderful Mkhutche said, "It is very unfortunate that corruption still persists in government Ministries, Departments and Agencies despite the Tonse Alliance leadership committing to root out the vice."
But when asked to comment on the matter, Minister of Information Gospel Kazako asked for more time before commenting.