The National Anti-Corruption Alliance (NACA) has called upon for vigilance among Malawians in tracking COVID-19 expenditure.
The call comes days after President Lazarus Chakwera directed that heads of all Covid-19 Clusters will be required to submit financial reports on expenditure to his office.
“I wish to state that the heads of these clusters will be required to submit to my office and release to the public a report of their expenditures every week.
I will immediately deal with any cluster that fails to do this or any cluster that is found to be engaging in wasteful conduct,” warned the Malawi leader.
Although he has commended the development, NACA Chairperson Moses Mkandawire said the citizenry too need to play a critical role towards ensuring that the said funds are used for the intended purpose.
“We need to be vigilant, it depends on us in terms of how accountable and responsible we are us people we have been assigned with such responsibility.
So apart from what the President has said, we should also be upon us that we should not just look at things the way they are, let’s be able to help, where ever we are let’s be able to be police officers for each other because I don’t think the President can solve all the problems this country has,” said Mkandawire.
According to President Chakwera, in funding the fight, the Ministry of Finance complied with his directive to release K17.52 billion for urgent use in responding to the new wave of infections and hospitalizations.
He added that 100 tanks of oxygen and 100 flow meters have already been