Senior Chief Chikumbu of Mulanje has noted that Malawi progress has been stifled by the rising tide of corruption in both the public and private sector.
She noted during the International Anti Corruption Day held in Mulanje on Thursday that corruption amounts to nothing more than greed and that it deprives communities of much needed services.
“We need to love our country. Corruption brings shame on our country,” said. Chief Chikumbu
She said corruption need to be tackled decisively.
“Corruption is derailing Malawi’s progress. We need to do something to end it now. What we need is to end corruption, not just minimising it,” she said.
UNDP resident representative to Malawi, Mia Seppo in her speech re-affirmed her organisation’s “commitment” to supporting Malawi in fighting corruption.
“Corruption affects the poor, excludes them from public services,” she said.
Seppo said all delivery of services must be corruption free in Malawi.
“Fighting corruption gives investors confidence to come to Malawi. Corruption must be stopped,” said the UNDP head.
She said Anti Corruption Bureau, the Director of Public Prosecution, Judiciary, have “ a huge task” in corruption fight.
Seppo said all players in the society must be involved in the fight against corruption and that basic school curricular should cover good governance and corruption.
The graft busting body director Lucas Kondowe noted that corruption remains “serious challenge” in Malawi, and obstacle to economic development.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :