Feature: Malawi's new government commits to fighting corruption

Source: Xinhua| 2020-07-23 23:35:38|Editor: huaxia

BLANTYRE, Malawi, July 23 (Xinhua) -- Malawi's new government has committed to ending corruption in both government and private sector in the quest to enhance the development of the country.

Director for Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in Malawi Reyneck Matemba, said he is committed to the task with the favourable environment that the government has set in the fight against deep-rooted systems of corruption in the country.

"I would like to warn members of the current government to perform their duties earnestly; anyone found indulging into any malpractice in the course of work is going to face the law. It's duty of every Malawian to ensure that government officials are not plundering the government's resources and abusing public offices," he said.

In several occasions, President Lazarus Chakwera has been highlighting that the fight against corruption, nepotism and plundering of government resource remains his top priority as long as he leads the country.

President Chakwera has repeatedly vowed to do more to root out the culture of corruption and selective justice that has stagnated in many lowest courts of the country.

Meanwhile, the Malawi government has made several arrests in relation to issues of corruption and fraud.

Commenting on the development, Chairman for Human Rights Coalition, Gift Trapence commended the government saying this is what they have been fighting for all along.

"For the past years, our country has been going into a wrong direction. Public funds have been mismanaged and the process of recruiting individuals into national institutions was just based on nepotism and tribalism. I believe this will change with the current government," said Trapence.

"What the government is doing should also be a warning to those who have been appointed into various crucial positions, those positions are not there as a tool for abusing public funds. We need a new Malawi that will benefit each and every citizen in the country," he said. Enditem