The Public Affairs Committee (PAC) says President Joyce Banda has assured the faith-based organisation that she is committed to convening Parliament to address Malawians’ concerns.
In a statement on Tuesday, PAC, which met the President last Friday, said Banda agreed to call Parliament to discuss pertinent issues affecting the country.
“Notwithstanding Section 67(4) of the Republican Constitution, the leadership of the country has committed herself to convening Parliament where the following issues will be further interrogated: Full forensic report of the looting of public resources, banning distribution of handouts for political gains during electoral process, reported loss of maize in the country’s grain reserves, the sale of the presidential jet and the management of proceeds from such a sale,” said a statement signed by PAC chairperson the Reverend Dr Felix Chingota and publicity secretary Father Peter Mulomole.
The statement further says that based on what transpired at the meeting, PAC will also engage the Judiciary, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), the British High Commission and Malawi Police Service.
PAC made the demand for Parliament to meet in its communiqué last month after the All-Inclusive Stakeholders Conference that took place in Blantyre.
Parliament has since been dissolved.