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CSOs Insist On Refund Of Proceeds From Blue Night

DPP is on record to have denied forcing the parasastals and councils to pay the money DPP is on record to have denied forcing the parasastals and councils to pay the money Image sourced at twitter.com
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Representatives of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and leaders of some civil society organisations are expected to meet again this week over allegations of abuse of power by the party.

This is after their meeting on Friday ended in a stalemate in Malawi capital, Lilongwe.

The five CSOs, among them Youth and Society and Human Rights Consultative Committee, are demanding a refund of the money that the DPP allegedly solicited from some parastatal organisations during its fundraising dinner recently.

It is alleged that the party officials forced the parastatals, like the Blantyre City Council, Lilongwe City Council and Lilongwe Water Board to donate millions of kwacha at the event.

The party officials trashed the accusations, before initiating talks with the activists on the matter.

When the meeting convened on Friday, however, the party did not agree with some of the demands, which led to the proposition that the two sides meet again this week.

Speaking to Capital FM, Wesley Mwafulirwa who is a lawyer representing the CSOs said that the party needs to refund the money and also produce a list of those who donated and exactly how much it is that they donated on the night.

Reports revealed that DPP demanded money from councils and parasastals to fund the blue night event held at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe.

The reports sparked anger among CSOs who demanded a refund of the money in seven days.

DPP is on record to have denied forcing the parasastals and councils to pay the money arguing they did it out of their own will.

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