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Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera has sacked the co-chair of the government’s taskforce overseeing the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.

The co-chair of the taskforce, John Phuka is accused of misusing $7.7m (6 billion Malawi Kwacha).

A report by the country’s ombudsman in November last year said there was lack of transparency and accountability in the implementation of the country’s Covid-19 preparedness and response plan.

The head of disaster management, James Chiusiwa was also sacked by the president “for showing a lack of toughness in demanding accountability”.

According to the government President Chakwera has also suspended 12 other members of the same taskforce team for failing to maintain proper records.

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An investigation has now been ordered with possibility of prosecution of culprits.

Early this year the Malawian President declared a state of disaster in the country following the death of two cabinet ministers from Covid-19.

Malawi’s transport minister Sidik Mia was the second cabinet minister to have died from Covid-19 following the death of Local Government Minister Lingson Berekanyama also from a Covid-19 infection.

Malawi has so far recorded more than 9,000 cases with over 235 deaths.

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