Sidik Mia, Malawi’s Transport Minister on Friday warned some Islamic organizations which he described as corrupt, that they will face prosecution.
Mia, who is also a Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) trustee revealed that some Islamic organizations in Malawi use donor funds to enrich themselves instead of supporting Muslims in the country. He said “Muslims in Malawi are suffering due to some corrupt people who divert donor money into their pockets.”
Speaking at Old Airport in Mangochi during the opening ceremony of the 2010 Ijtmah organized by National Islamic Ijtmah committee, the minister said “am fed up and I can no longer tolerate that as a trustee of MAM.”
“It is pathetic when we go around, we see mosques that are dilapidated and not befitting prayers to praise God, yet we have mansions in our cities. As Muslims we are not doing enough on giving,” said Mia according to The Nation Online.
Mia said he approached some international institutions for help and only to find that they are already supporting Muslims in the country through other organizations.
“The sad thing is that these organizations abuse donations. Even when we go and ask them for assistance in activities like this one, they don’t [help]. What are you doing with that money you receive on behalf of [Malawian] Muslims? I am fed up, and as a trustee, we will not sit down but deal with this problem,” said the minister.