Mzuzu-based Youth and Society has reported the K8 billion claim that Sunrise Pharmaceuticals and Chombe Foods Limited are making from government to Speaker of the National Assembly, the Ombudsman, and the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).
Ironically, the three separate letters are dated August 26 2018, before the two companies and owner Leston Mulli reported YAS to the NGO Board on August 29 and before an injunction gagging YAS and its executive director Charles Kajoloweka was obtained on August 30.
Mulli, through Sunrise Pharmaceuticals Limited and Chombe Foods Limited, sued government and claimed K3.1 billion as damages for losses during the July 20 2011 demonstrations in which 21 people were killed.
He is now seeking an additional K8 billion, in civil case number 474 of 2012 before the High Court in Blantyre.
However, in the letters signed by Kajoloweka, YAS argues that the claims and circumstances in which they were/are being handled by the Attorney General and Judiciary raise deep questions.
He argued such questions are on the rule of law, openness, transparency, accountability and good governance, further suspecting that the additional claim is staged to defraud government.
YAS wants ACB and Ombudsman to institute investigations into the claim.
Meanwhile, the NGO Board has said its programmes committee will meet next week to discuss Mulli’s request to either suspend or cancel YAS registration for allegedly interfering in the K8 billion claim case.