MP Lunguzi Wants Speaker -MCP VP Msowoya,Law Maker Rhino Chiphiko Arrested In Tractorgate Scandal
Dedza based parliamentarian Juliana Lunguzi has said Malawi Speaker of National Assembly, Richard Msowoya who is also a Vice President of opposition Malawi Congress Party and MCP MP Rhino Chiphiko must be arrested as one way of showing that MCP is serious on tractor gate scandal in which the two have been named among beneficiaries.
Hon Msowoya (Speaker) and Chiphiko both Malawi Congress Party law markers are named in a 46 paged document in our possession,which was released a week ago giving an account on how the whole deal flopped and became a play to politicians.
The report gives a clear picture into allegations of maladministration and related irregularities on the purchase and disposal of farm machinery worth US$ 50 million.
About 177 tractors and 144 maize shellers bought for the use of small farmers were snapped up at nominal prices by some individuals including the speaker Msowoya and Chiphiko, in a scam allegedly disguised as a routine auction of government equipment.
“This is a disgrace to the honorable members and they deserve to face the law which they vowed to defend and protect.” Said Lunguzi in an interview with our reporter.
Lunguzi said for the interest of Malawians and justice, the two members must also resign from their positions to pave way for further investigations.