The State Home has denied claims that First Girl Madame Gertrude Mutharika owns a ghost firm that gained a Okay 7.8 billion contract.
President’s spokeswoman Mgeme Kalirani spoke out after statements on social media that the primary girl was implicated within the doubtful contract.
“Some ill-disposed folks have twisted historical past to get the primary girl to gratify her malicious intentions.
“The propagandists’ claims towards the First Girl or the State Home are actually unfounded,” Kalirani stated within the assertion on Tuesday.
Final month, a newspaper reported that the federal government had positioned a profitable contract with a non-existent firm.
The corporate, referred to as Black & Veach, acquired an order from Kam’mwamba Coal-Fired Energy Era Firm (KPGC), a Parastatal that’s now being dissolved.
Statements posted on social media later stated the corporate was owned by the primary girl.
Kalirani stated Tuesday that President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika desires investigative authorities to analyze the matter associated to the alleged ghost contract.
Based on Kalirani, Mutharika additionally desires Malawians to make use of social media responsibly and keep away from utilizing the in any other case good platform to harass or homicide harmless folks.
The Minister for Pure Assets, Power and Mining, Bintony Kutsaira, stated on the problem final month that the “ghost” firm has by no means been awarded the contract for the reason that negotiations have been closed.
He added that following the cancellation, the federal government will switch duty for the event of the Kam’mwamba Coal Energy Challenge to Egenco.
Kutsaira additionally claimed that the corporate that began negotiations with KPGC was not Black and Veach, however Black and Veatch, a US-based firm with workplaces in South Africa
Nonetheless, a Black & Veatch spokesman advised native media that the corporate has no unit in Malawi.