Chilima Refuses to Comment on Satter Issues
Vice President Saulos Chilima
Vice President Saulos Chilima says he cannot comment on what is contained in court affidavits in a London court where he is named as being one of the beneficiaries of suspected corruption, bribery, and fraud in the Zuneth Satter Case.
The Vice President says he will let the processes run and cannot comment on the issue.
Others who are named in the affidavits in a London court are the immediate past director of general of ACB, Reyneck Matemba, Malawi Police Boss, George Kainja, Malawi Police lawyer, Mwambi Kaluba and government procurement chairperson, John Suzi Banda, to mention but a few.
" I would want to not comment at this stage. Let the processes be as they should be so. I would not make any specific comment on that particular matter," said Chilima.
The Vice president made the remarks when asked to comment on the issue during interviews with journalists after engaging the Mmbelwa district council on the progress of reforms
On reforms being carried out in councils, Chilima said he is optimistic that the reforms can go a long way in the development of the districts in the country.
On the urban structure plan by the Mmbelwa district council, the vice president said this is in the right direction as the council wants the district to become a city in the near future
"Mzimba would also like to become a city, they have identified satellite towns so that when it becomes a city. So, you are looking at Jenda Ekwendeni, and then deep inside there is Mpherembe, Euthini, Mbalachanda, and then, of course, and probably other areas like Edingeni, Embangweni, and Mzalangwe so they have a decent development plans worth financing," noted Chilima.
In Mzimba the Vice president visited Kasangazi irrigation scheme and a Kasangazi mini-hydro project
Said Chilima, "priceless is the description because there is a dam they are using for irrigation. Some of it they are using for water supply their own initiative and finally, they are doing a mini-grid for generation of power supply to the community, that's something we need to come back to because we need to promote that concept."
President of Kasangazi irrigation scheme Chidongo Chirwa said the 34.4-hectare irrigation scheme has transformed their lives where many households in the area are food secure and have built iron sheet roofed houses while others have bought vehicles through the production of various crops.
The Kasangazi irrigation scheme is run by an association of 145 farmers who grow crops like maize, beans, Irish potatoes, and garlic.
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