Corruption in Malawi is worsening, says British High Commissioner

Malawi is perceived to have become significantly more corrupt under the leadership of President Peter Mutharika  and that there is diminishing fight against corrupt gangsters,out-going British High Commissioner Michael Nevin has  said.

Parting shot! Nevin : Corruption is getting worse in Malawi

Parting shot! Nevin : Corruption is getting worse in Malawi

Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), which is responsible for tackling graft, had become toothless because ruling politicians were interfering with its director Lucas Kondowe where all corrupt gangsters in the corridors of power are being shielded.

In a newspaper interview, Nevin  who  leaves the country at the end of a four-year tour of duty, warned that rule of law could be permanently undermined by failure to arrest those who break the law.

According  to Weekend Nation,  Nevin noted with exasperation that he leaves office before the people behind the gruesome murder of Issa Njauju, former top official at the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) still at large; warning that the failure to bring those responsible to book will haunt everyone including those in government today.

There  are fears Njauju was murdered by regime thugs hence  justice being defeated.

“The reason it is so important to back that case is because if people see that you can do that and intimidate (people) then Malawi is on a very dangerous road. It can lead to chaos and it undermine rule of law and that is why it is extremely important that those that are really behind this are brought to book,” Nevin is quoted by the paper.

“The cancer of corruption is the most dangerous element that can undermine Malawi’s instability; it undermines Malawi’s selling point as a stable nation. It does not matter that you are elite, it does not matter you are in a position of authority and you think okay, it cannot overcome you. It will come back to haunt you,” the outgoing British High Commissioner added.

Malawi government official spokesperson and Information and Civic Education Minister Patricia Kaliati rejected  the perception that Malawi’s corruption is worsening.

Kaliati said the Mutharika government has  “a number of things” it is doing to  clean up the administration of  corruption .

A lecturer Joseph Chunga from Chancellor College,  a constituent college of the University of Malawi said corruption dents the image of the nation and citizens stand to lose out as witnessed in the recent Cashgate scandal, where donors pulled out their budgetary support to the country.

Chunga said where there is corruption, only a few people benefit at the expense of the rest of Malawians, which he said was a sad thing that cannot see the nation develop.

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Cash Gate
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1 month 8 days ago

Zoopsa izitu, anthu amenewa kumangoganiza zoba ndalama basi, zamanyazi izi.

chimpeni james
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1 month 9 days ago
Iwe Nevin (I believe after staying for 4 years in my paradise country you can understand the word ..IWE… iwe are stupid indeed. There is rampant corruption in the UK. Do you want me to name the entire list of corrupt MPs who were staying in one house in London but claim two house allowances yet were married and travel expenses as far as from the Mid-land. David Blanket, one of them though he was blind..just imagine a blind man caught in corrupt practice and again having a secret affair . was this not similar to Nsanje guy Aniva????One minister… Read more »
Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
1 month 9 days ago
The Muthalika brothers had done their homework brilliantly before they stepped into the Malawian soils from unknown destinations.They calculated that the deaths of Chipembere,Kanyama Chiume,Orton Chirwa,Dunduzu Chisiza,Augustine Bwanausi and Attati Mphakati were a cause for celebrations for these two accomplished thieves and opportunists in the sense that,the remaining political leaders in the country,were venerable and beatable.Indeed,it worked for them brilliantly and the mainstream politicians were caught unprepared hence,their victorious march to final destination.Their ambitions were not to help build Malawi,but conquer and destroy our dear mother Malawi and few years later,they became the richest monsters in the country and ultimately,divided… Read more »
Bwengu
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1 month 9 days ago

That’s is why federalism is good.All we just need to be three independent states

Mapwevupwevu
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Mapwevupwevu
1 month 9 days ago

Just close the stupid ACB aliyense aziba mwa ufulu

Hanerd
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Hanerd
1 month 9 days ago

What has this idiot done since he came. He enjoyed the royality. We Malawians opening the fucking door of his car and washing his pants. What did he do for us apart from swearing our president.

If he had some respect, he would have spoken to APM and advised. Not what he is doing. Zikumuwawa, ku iceland alibe phindu. Do it yourself in iceland.

Why do you think UK threw him ku Iceland. If he was important he wid be in states

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Adams M. Chisati
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Adams M. Chisati
1 month 9 days ago
corruption has indeed worsened in Malawi today a majority (70%) of Malawians live below poverty line of USD1.90 a day. The health system is in tatters, education system in shambles too the Malawi Kwacha continue to slip every day and prices goods continue to be out of reach for many people, Energy and water facilities are a luxury in our country the environmental degradation is at its peak. what can we say we are in a crisis and need divine intervention . But to fail to bring to book those people who have plundered billions of public finances is another… Read more »
Gerard mapanga Phiri
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Gerard mapanga Phiri
1 month 9 days ago

To end corruption in Malawi is easy and simple but is hard when people on power are also corrupt. The easiest tricks is putting crime combating government organs independent. President and ministers should not hire and fire their bosses and staffs and report to independent organs

Fisi Dausi
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Fisi Dausi
1 month 9 days ago

Sadly though that can only be enacted by parliament which unfortunately is controlled by President and his ministers in our case.

VYOTO
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VYOTO
1 month 10 days ago
LATE BINGU, THE KID BROTHER TO PETER MUTHALIKA HAD ONLY ONE HOUSE AND ONE MINIBUS AS NOTABLE ASSETS IN MALAWI PRIOR TO BECOMING PRESIDENT IN 2004 BUT ACCUMULATED WORTH TO THE TUNE OF MK61 BILLION BY THE TIME OF HIS DEATH IN 2012.IT IS MADNESS TO EXPECT THE MUTHALIKA BRAND TO FIGHT CORRUPTION IN MALAWI WITH THIS HISTORY. THE MUTHALIKA BRAND IS A WELL KNOWN SELFISH AND CORRUPT BRAND.AS FAR AS I KNOW PETER, HE WILL DO WHATEVER HIS LATE BROTHER DID IN HIS 8 YEAR RULE. AMONGST THE THINGS EXPECTED FROM PETER IS TO DELIBERATELY WEAKEN THE ACB AS… Read more »
ndamwera zanga
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ndamwera zanga
1 month 10 days ago
Guys Why are we stupid to the extent that we tolerate this nonsense? Under the Westphalia Treaty do you know that diplomats are not supposed to interfere with domestic matters of another sovereign state? i conclude that our reporters are dunderheads why cant you some day ask them this? do you know that if our diplomat share similar sentiments over corruption in the UK with UK media he will be in the next plane home? this is too much.Ohh lets say we are stealing and indeed Malawians are corrupted at least it is our own TAX money not your bloody… Read more »
Uncover Malawi
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1 month 9 days ago

Well at least your first sentence made sense. It is the poor people of Malawi who are losing out as money from ALL sources that is being looted.

Kanchenga
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Kanchenga
1 month 9 days ago

No sense Muli chiyani inu. Mukudya magazi a ana akungofa mmidzimu chifukwa chosowa mankhwara. Akanyimbi manyazi anakuchokerani kale kale. Abale anu akufa ndi njala azichita kwabvera chifundo ndi munthu obwera chonchi.

Nyasas
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Nyasas
1 month 9 days ago

@ndamwera you are simply stupid. Address substantive issues and not schooling us on protocols. He is only telling you that these fools are stealing big time and you have problems with that. Pathetic. Do you realy care about this country or all that you care about is your stupid DPP and it’s clueless president. Truth pains and it has just done to you fool.

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