As the day draws near for the January 13 demonstrations against Beautify Malawi (BEAM) trust, Mulhako wa Alhomwe and the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB)over its resistance to refund the money the groupings got from National Aids commission , some of the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the Southern Region have vowed do disrupted the planned demonstrations.
The said organisations are being accused of obtaining money from NAC worthy MK 54 million for the services which were not related to HIV/AIDS.
The development forced some CSOs such as Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) and Centre for Development of People (CEDEP) to demand a refund of the said money but the grouping denied.
The news forced the some CSOs to mobilize themselves and organize the demonstrations scheduled for January 13 next year to express their anger.
But in a Press conference held today in the commercial capital Blantyre, Civil Society Youth Consortium, Islamic Commission for Peace and Freedom and a concerned citizen Luther Mambala said the demonstrations are baseless.
The three groupings said they smelling fishy that the planned demonstration are against BEAM and Mulhako wa Alhomwe when other organizations have benefited from NAC.
“Statehouse under Joyce Banda got Mk49million and on top of Reverend Sembereka’s Manelera which also got Mk35million.
So we are saying if Mulhako and BEAM are to refund the NAC money, let these other organisations do the same. By the way, what was NAC money doing at Statehouse”, said Mambelela.
Earlier this week, Mulhako wa Alhomwe denied receiving any coin from NAC and the cultural grouping vowed not to return the money.