The Civil Society Grand Coalition Governance has appealed to government to honour its word of releasing the forensic audit report without failure by Friday.
The coalition made the appeal at a press briefing held on Tuesday in Blantyre.
Leader of the grouping, Voice Mhone, stressed that delayed release of the forensic audit report whose summary was sent to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is alienation of Malawians.
“Parliament has equally been sidelined to debate these issues and we wonder for whose benefit was the audit report? Who is in charge of this country? Why excluding our governance institutions and the people of Malawi? Is this democracy?” he asked.
Apart from calling on President Joyce Banda to convene Parliament before February 24 2014 to discuss the report, the coalition also raised concern about the slow pace of the cashgate cases despite assurances that there will be special measures to speed up the cases.
“At the pace we are going, it will take years before the truth is known.
“This is a raw deal to Malawians who, as we fear, will go to the polls on 20 May 2014 without knowing who is who in this looting of public funds and may end up entrusting the same leaders who are actually at the centre of cashgate without any eventual and consequent recourse,” said Mhone.
Minister of Information Brown Mpinganjira was not immediately available for comment, but Leader of the House Henry Phoya told The Nation that Parliament will only be convened in April due to lack of funds.