Government has said no person, who took part in Cashgate, will be spared of prosecution as the current administration is ready to complete remaining cases.
Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Samuel Tembenu made the remarks yesterday when he handed over two buses of the six buses recovered through Cashgate prosecutions to Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Luanar) and Malawi University of Science and Technology (Must).
He said government will expedite all Cashgate cases.
Said Tembenu: “We are witnessing the happy ending to one of the tragic results of Cashgate; money was stolen from the public purse and was used to procure six buses. Today, we want to return to the public what truly belongs to them.”
He further said the handover of the buses should provide a moment of reflection for public officers entrusted with public offices, saying the buses symbolise that crime does not pay.
According to Tembenu, many institutions were interested in the buses, but government only gave them to the few that were in dire need.
Speaking earlier at the ceremony, Luanar vice-chancellor George Kanyama-Phiri and Must vice-chancellor Agnes Malata described the donations as timely, saying their institutions faced transport challenges.
Other institutions that have benefited from the buses are Malawi Police Services (MPS), Malawi Prison Services, Malawi Defence Force (MDF) and the Department of Civil Aviation.
The buses were part of the K24 billion Cahgate loot that happened during former president Joyce Banda’s rule. n