United Democratic Front (UDF) has quashed the claims by Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development Simon Vuwa Kaunda implicating the party President Atupele Muluzi in the sale of Livimbo Primary and Secondary School in the capital Lilongwe, saying the claims are untrue.
Earlier this week, Kaunda told a local radio station that the United Democratic Front party president Rt. Hon. Atupele Muluzi while serving as minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, facilitated a sale of land belonging to Livimbo School to a business man.
Kaunda said he should not be taken to task over the matter saying the school is alleged to have been sold in 2017.
But reacting to the claims, UDF spokesperson Ken Ndanga described the claims by Vuwa Kaunda a calculated propaganda to dent the good image of the UDF president for political expediency.
“All Malawians are aware of the commitment of the United Democratic Front to making primary school education accessible by all Malawians.
“As a party we know not of any evidence to substantiate these allegations other than a simple radio interview. We believe that such a transaction ought to have documents which must be in the custody of both the ministry and the so called buyer,” reads part of the statement.
He added: “Secondly parliament through the relevant committee is investigating the matter and will definitely find out the truth. As a party we are waiting for the findings of parliament so that we can as well benefit from the information.
“As of now any assertion which attempts to implicate the president of the UDF is utterly a figment of imagination on the part of those peddling such lies. As of today there is no probe on the UDF president involvement in the matter by any organisation including the Anti-Corruption Bureau.”
Ndanga also urged the general public to desist from attacking the party President without proof of evidence.
“It is unfortunate that some quarters of our society have joined the fray without questioning the credibility of the allegations.
“The UDF party wishes to advise all its members, supporters and all stakeholders not to panic because Rt. Hon. Atupele Muluzi has not committed any crime. Rt. Hon. Atupele Muluzi remains in China and will come in December as earlier announced,” he added.