The Consumers Association of Malawi (Cama) has commended opposition UDF presidential candidate Atupele Muluzi’s stand to declare his assets before 2014 polls.
Cama in a press statement issued on Monday signed by its executive director John Kapito said Atupele’s declaration strengthened the consumer body’s advocacy campaign demanding all public servants, especially the presidency to declare their assets.
Cama has been lobbying and demanding that the presidency, and all public servants should declare and make public their assets before getting into public office.
But President Joyce Banda, on advice from her lawyers, is on record to have said she cannot declare her assets now as President because she already did that when she was vice president.
The statement reads: “The current leadership in the People’s Party (PP) has taken advantage of the weaker laws that we have on the declaration of assets and have refused to make public their assets.
“We strongly, therefore, believe that all political parties will make declaration of assets to be a strong campaign issue.”
Atupele, during his whistle-stop tours in the Eastern Region over the weekend, disclosed he would declare his assets.