Treasurer General for the Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) has resigned from the Muslims’ mother body due to what he described as lack of transparency and accountability on how the affairs of the association are being run, Malawi Muslims Official Website understands.
Issa Njauju who is a professional accountant told this website in a telephone interview that he was dissatisfied with the way issues of finances at MAM were being managed hence stepping down.
“The way some of the things at MAM are conducted are unprofessional. So, I feel this is against the ethics of my profession. These issues may have a negative impact on my career as an accountant, therefore I have decided to quit for the betterment of my future,” he said.
Njauju became the Treasurer General for the association in the final year of Sheikh Yusuf Kanyamula chairmanship when he was co-opted following the resignation of Altaf Ghan.
He then later elected for the same position during the 2011 election which ushered in new leadership of Sheikh Idrissa Muhammad.
Meanwhile, Njauju said he has already tendered his resignation letter to the board of trustees and the executive.
Asked to elaborate on any specific incident on the alleged financial misconduct, he said that “has been indicated in the letter which will be available for public later on.”
However, MAM says is yet to receive the resignation letter from the Lilongwe based accountant.
Some Muslims in the country have described the development as a major setback to the organisation as it struggles to convince Muslims to be contributing towards numerous projects in needs to undertake such as constructing health facilities in each and every district.