The National Coordinator for the CDW, Levi Luwemba, made this call in a statement released on Monday.
In the statement, CDW has emphasized the need for transparency and accountability in the wake of the maize scandal, stating that Malawians deserve the truth.
“We, therefore, demand clear transparency and accountability on this maize scandal for most Malawians have lost trust in the utterances from their elected leaders. We further call on the administration to desist from pursuing uncivilized tricks that have the potential to worsen its already tattered image and lost public popularity,” reads part of the statement.
The statement also called on the government to cooperate with well-meaning Malawians and accountability institutions to ensure that the truth is revealed.
“We join well-meaning Malawians and accountability institutions to ensure that nothing but the whole truth comes out on this rotten maize issue,” reads the statement.
The Minister of Agriculture, Sam Kawale, informed parliament last week that over 10, 000 metric tons of maize at ADMARC had gone bad.
However, the CDW has raised concerns about the handling of the situation and is calling for a thorough investigation to uncover any possible wrongdoing.
The CDW’s call for transparency and accountability in this matter is critical, as the issue of food security is a key concern in Malawi.
The inspection of the maize will provide an opportunity to address any gaps in the country’s food supply chain and ensure that Malawians have access to safe and nutritious food.
Government is yet to respond on whether it will allow the inspection of the maize at ADMARC.