LILONGWE (Muchanakhwaye Khwepeya, Malawi NewsNow ) – Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) under the banner of newly launched movement called Citizen Forum for the Defence of Good Governance have said the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB), is only bent at championing political propaganda and gangsterism using taxpayer’s money.
The movement was reacting to a a report purportedly by NIB i that some CSOs and political leaders have been funded to destabilize the country.
Mr Gift Trapence, the chairperson of the movement who is also Executive Director of Centre for the Development of People (Cedep), accused NIB of wasting poor taxpayer’s money by spreading cheap propaganda, challenging the bureau and its director Mr Nicholous Dausi a member of ruling DPP to arrest them “ indeed what they are alleging is true.”
Trapence said the allegations contained in NIB report are “treasonous”, saying they aremade only as a propaganda and character assasination.
“ NIB is just a gangster institution that is wasting taxpayer’s money. We can’t allow such propaganda to continue. The country is going through economic challenges and what this administration is doing is just to divert attention,” Trapence told the presser.
Dorothy Ngoma, an activist who was also mentioned as one of the beneficiaries, trashed the NIB report, saying it’s only meant to silence critics.
Said Ngoma: “If it were true, then I could have been in prison by now or worse six deep underground. Even Peter Mutharika knows this is not true. These people (at NIB) are not telling the President the truth. At my age, I cannot be told to shut up because of K5 million, maybe K500 million, but even if I were given that money, I would use it to scream more.”