Misunderstandings have erupted between some Rwandese immigrants and refugees from Dzaleka camp over Covid-19 response funds.
A selected group of Rwandese immigrants in Malawi is accused of forcefully collecting funds
from refugees amounting to 12 million kwacha for the Coronavirus response in Rwanda which has raised eyebrows.
According to some of the refugees who asked for anonymity: “from March this year, a group led by businesspersons Gentille Giramata and Sad Karegeya were moving door to door collecting the funds from other businessmen and small-scale business refugees.”
President of Rwandese Diaspora committee in Malawi collecting the funds, Vincent Ndamange,
confirmed to Malawi Metro Online to have mobilized “over 12 million Kwacha in the last three months to help people in Rwanda fight COVID 19 pandemic.”
Meanwhile, reports indicate that the group continues to force some refugees to contribute towards Covid-19 fight back in Rwanda while also pressurising these refugees to keep quiet about what is going on.