The Human Rights Defenders Coalition-HRDC has demanded that State House should name and report to the Anti-Corruption Bureau-ACB its employees allegedly soliciting and receiving money to influence the awarding of public contracts.

It follows an internal memo from State Residences Chief of Staff Prince Kapondamgaga that has exposed that some State House officials are using President Lazarus Chakwera’s name to unlawfully acquire public goods such as land for private use.

But in a statement, HRDC National Chairperson Gift Trapence argues that mere warning to the culprits is a slap in the face of Malawians against criminality.

“HRDC expectation is that State House will report the individuals in question to the ACB so that the case is investigated and legal action be instituted,” reads the statement.

It adds these are criminal acts that should not be condoned, even when they are committed by the people surrounding the president.

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