AG Silungwe says ‘stop clapping hands for crooks’: Malawi govt  to seriously combat financial crimes

Attorney General Dr. Chikosa Silungwe has warned that the Tonse Alliance administration will seriously combat crimes relating to common assault, financial and related crimes as well as murder that occurred between 2014 and 2020 and  urged Malawians to stop glorifying perpetrators of corruption and those in wrongful enrichment.

Silungwe: We must not applaud clearly dishonest lifestyles

Silungwe also challenged those holding public offices to discharge the obligation of their offices according to law, saying  financial crimes and corruption have been draining public resources.

He made the call during the launch of Malawi’s Coordinated Criminal Law Enforcement Strategy in Lilongwe on Thursday.

“We must not applaud clearly dishonest lifestyles,” he said.

“Every person in this country must embrace a lifestyle audit. Tisiye kuwombera mmanja anyamata apatawuni; anyamata otakata (let us stop clapping hands for crooks who plunder our public resources) when clearly the Consolidated Fund is being used to bankroll delusions of grandeur.”

The Attorney General (AG) described the event as an “epochal moment in the history of criminal law enforcement in this country”.

He said: “I have repeatedly said that our constitutional order is informed by three concepts: People Sovereignty; the Public-Social Trust; and Open Government.”

Silungwe claimed that the Strategy is important as a platform for sound economic management and the development of our country.

The stakeholders for Malawi’s Coordinated Criminal Law Enforcement Strategy  include the AGs office, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), the Malawi Revenue Authority, Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) and the Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA).

Director of Public Prosecutions Steven Kayuni suggested that the strategy should be complemented by instruments that will enable justice and security to prevail.

While ACB director of investigations and prosecutions Crispin Khunga said the strategy will help the bureau to investigate matters in a coordinated fashion with key partners.

Over the years, Malawi has been known as a country with rising cases of financial crimes.

RBM Governor William Banda said Malawi has lost $30 million through money laundering and expressed the hope that the strategy will help the central bank to easily track traffickers as there will be sharing of information among stakeholders on issues of financial crime.

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Phwerera
6 months ago

Mtumbuka uyu silungwe only sent to shield fellow northerners. There is No justice in Malawi. Kodi kuba akuba atumbukaku simukukuwona??? Fotseki!!!

Limma
Limma
6 months ago

The nation will take you serious after we see how you will do with Msungama for misusing public funds.

Kelvin Bazale Dembo
Kelvin Bazale Dembo
6 months ago

#Networks vs #Connections

Me you
Me you
6 months ago

7 billion bill on elections case is not part of money laundering, I guess.
Let us just continue sleeping.

Nyoni
Nyoni
6 months ago

Joyce Banda Cashgate
Joyce Banda. Planegate
Khumbo kachali bed gate
Msungama. IndiaDazi gate
Opc. Crossroads gate

….. Dj Dj play John Vuli gate😂😂😂
Tonse alliance of thieves, crooks and imbeciles

Hate it or take it but it's a fact
Reply to  Nyoni

Muntharika Mk145million gate
Muntharika / Chisale Mk5Billion Cement gate
Muntharika Mk2.7Billion food ratio Police gate
Muntharika gate , gate and gate it’s all over the wall.

No time to waste
No time to waste
6 months ago

This is what I want to hear it should have been long time ago. You have on your Side sir. That is the message we want to hear of those in charge. We have fellow Malawians that are so rich, but no sign of honest business in them. Catch them and make them pay back

Chiswa B
Chiswa B
6 months ago

Start with civil servants at Capitol hill. They drive cars bought from stolen money, they have built houses using stolen money, they drink beer and fuck using stolen money, some cheeky ones even pay big tithes in their churches from I’ll gotten wealth

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

Malawi civil servants and politicians are thieves. They go to work to steal. There is very little they do in the offices. We must feel sorry of ourselves when we see more than 140,000 pupils not finding a place in secondary schools. Ask yourselves what these boys and girls will be doing? This is all because the money for schools is stolen by civil servants and politicians. We are killing the nation. This is more serious than the much talked coronavirus.

jekeseni
jekeseni
6 months ago

Start with Msungama and the crossroad story. UTM is a toothless tiger.

Mogasa
Mogasa
6 months ago

What makes 2014-2020 period more important than any other period? Arent all eras relevant? Will this be done in good faith or its motivated by the need to completely erase DPP from the landscape. It seems the so-called clearing of the rubble is targeted at one tribe or party which in my view is not the best way of doing things and probably bringing the unity we fought for. The truth of the matter is that justice must not be selective lest we might be seen to be biased. Malawi needs more healing than hate. Kuno ndi kunja nature has… Read more »

Mr Truth Pains
6 months ago
Reply to  Mogasa

Why are u so naive with DPP, did the AG mention DPP here?? My friend if u were part of the team stealing tax payers money then just know that the AG and team will come after you.

Whether u belong to DPP or not but if u were involved in stealing then the long arm of the Law will come after you.

This is not about a particular political party but those who were involved in embezzlement of our Taxes.

Mike Ching'oli
Mike Ching'oli
6 months ago
Reply to  Mogasa

This cleansing exercise as announced by Silungwe has to start from the one party era. He can’t have the authority and audacity to start cherry-picking by sidelining other alleged thieves. If that happens then he is failing his duties. Political Parties have come and gone but never has a party been careless like the Chakwera/Chilima alliance. First thing they have prioritised is enriching themselves before providing the needed services to the stakeholders. Silungwe seem to fight his duels but the minister of justice is AWOL, yes surely MIA. The question is why and how? This government has failed in almost… Read more »

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