Nawena says corruption starts from the presidency in Malawi: ‘A fish rots from the head down’

Political activist and former Thyolo Thava MP Lifred Nawena says corruption in Malawi would never end because it starts from the presidency.

Nawena: DPP need to be transparent otherwise the credibility will be damaged

Nawena: DPP need to be transparent otherwise their credibility will be damaged further

“When our presidents want support on an issue from people, they corrupt our chiefs and are paraded on televisions yet the traditional leaders themselves do not really understand the matter,” said Nawena.

The controversial former Democratic Progressive Party legislator was contributing in a talk show program on whether President Peter Mutharika was justified in assenting to the Land bills into law.

Nawena said some chiefs are backing the Land bills not because they are good for them but because they have been corrupted to support them.

He said this tendency of presidents corrupting chiefs on issues of national importance is destroying Malawi and said there cannot be an end to graft.

“I remember when Bingu was in power, the chiefs supported the Injuction bill. After they made their case, they came back to us to find out what the bill was all about. They were corrupted that they supported the bill blindly,” he said.

There was no immediate reaction from State House or the Office of the President and Cabinet on the corruption allegation.

However Lands minister Atupele Muluzi has been telling people that the Lands law will help in the administration of land matters.

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12 thoughts on “Nawena says corruption starts from the presidency in Malawi: ‘A fish rots from the head down’”

  1. Mwenelupemphe says:

    Atupele has been abused it will work to his disadvantage politically in future ……………. i am feeling sorry for this young politician ……………………..he is been fucked and abused politically moti sakuona ? Ask Leckson Thotho wa mbendela ya dzuwa uja……………………

  2. santana says:

    The fact is that every party in Malawi and of course Africa when elected into power it automatically becomes corrupt. What happens is that when in power the ruling party’s first priority is to defend the presidency as if the presidency will be conducted a year later. It sees the opposition as enemy number one. Therefore it does everything which it sees will save it from falling. For these tricks to work money should change hands. And for the opposition it does not feel okay when the ruling party is doing good to the people because it knows there will be no chance for it in the next elections. What it wants is for the govt to make blunders even if the blunders are painful to the people. The opposition feels okay so that they bank on that and explain to the people how bad the govt is. When govt changes the ruling party does what the opposition was doing and the new govt does exactly what the former govt was doing. With this trend I swear nothing will change. Therefore it is not something like a particular party is doing this and that. As Nawena has said every ruling party has been doing this and it will continue be like this.

    1. Diskova says:

      Well said. Absolutely right. The problem is cyclical. Malawi needs to go ‘back to the drawing board’ in order to deter these imposters from repeatedly raping our country.

  3. DPP IS EVIL, a devils agent that needs total destruction

  4. Charly says:

    Get ready for death.
    No one criticises the mutus

  5. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Nawena’s opinion is correct and he is not targeting any body, but the tendency of corruption in Malawi by our political leaders.

  6. Be Humane says:

    Actually DPP has no even a single strand of credibility. The party has simply become a bedrock of miseries for Malawians. So sad

  7. The Analyst says:

    O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O
    “In this present crisis, the governement is not the solution to our problems. The governement is the problem.” – Ronald Reagan
    . . . Should people be told who the government is? You think its the ACB or the Police?
    . . . Just recently, the World Bank demanded a refund of money abused by Treasury (meant for strengthening IFMIS). What did we hear from APM as Head of State? Nothing!
    . . . Not so long ago we heard the Auditor General seeking legal advice from the Attorney General on whether or not to release names of people in the recent cashgate report. What did we hear from APM? if not a mere request to the Auditor General to look and search for names of people in the report? which surpisingly, the names vanished?
    . . . What did we see happen this very yesterday, when well-meaning Malawians wanted to equip the ACB with guns and matchetes?, if not a celebration from APM when such efforts were deliberately frustrated?
    . . . Do we need any more evidence to see that APM is the reason why people continue to steal, willy-nilly? why corruption in Malawi, is ubiquitous and wholesale?
    . . . What happened to having an interest in whats happening in your country if indeed you are Head of State? Why not suspend or fire or jail people who abused funds at Treasury, for a start?
    . . . Who doesnt know that . . .
    “If you choose to be neutral in a situation of injustice, you have chosen the side of the opressor.” – Desmond Tutu
    . . . With Nawena; I cant agree more!
    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O

  8. Gule says:

    Nawena is a lunatic and dangerous to the society. He should be taken to psychiatrist for mentall evaluation.watch him he will walk naked. He is frustrated because Peter Did not consider him for any position unlike Sawelengela.
    Brother keep making noise you belong to that bench for rest of your life

    1. CWN says:

      You too are among the blind sheep being led for slaughter. You will do well to open your eyes!!! Only fools ignore wisdom and you my friend are part of that category.

    2. CWN says:

      If things are to change in Malawi, the leadership needs to be checked, this is where all the problems are coming from and the view that these problems spring from the presidency is not far from the truth!!!

    3. Jocker says:

      But he’s saying the truth and you know that!

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