CCAP Church urges probe on recruitment of senior govt posts 

The Church and Society Program of the Church of Central African Presbyterian (CCAP) Synod of Livingstonia has tipped journalists to probe how people in senior and authoritative posts in government are recruited and fired saying this will make them excel in reporting corruption.

Mkandawire: Nepotism is one element of drivers of corruption

The society’s Executive Director, Moses Mkandawire was  speaking  to journalists in Mzuzu on the state of corruption in Malawi.

During the discussions Mkandawire  also introduced the birth of  a new organization called ‘The United Against Serious  Corruption  Movement’ and he noted that corruption is rampant because authoritative figures are up to serving their masters’ vested interests.

Mkandawire said  the Movement has discovered  that authoritative positions  are fertile grounds for corruption and organised crime.

“While the society salutes journalists in the fight against  corruption, we also ask you to look into how  recruiting and firing  is done in non government organisations including churches,” he said.

He observed that while nepotism is one element of drivers of corruption, journalists have not done much in bursting corruption in areas of recruiting and firing senior figures in government and parastatals.

“We are aware that issues of safety are fundamental where Journalists need to be protected from their attackers but that cannot be an excuse. We are also aware that some of you Journalists receive bribes from corrupt officials to cover-up corruption acts hence lack of progress,” Mkandawire said.

Mkandawire said the Movement is concerned with the state of corruption in Malawi noting that during the past five years Malawi has not done enough in the fight as compared to other countries.

He said as Malawi goes for tripartite polls  on May 21 this year,  it is crucial that anyone contesting must have an agenda for fighting corruption.

Meanwhile,  the Movement has announced that it will start awarding outstanding Journalists who will triumph with best stories in reporting corruption.

Nyika Media Club Chairperson Mandy Pondani expressed gratitude at the movement’s role in orienting journalists on corrupt practices,  saying the briefing was an eye opener.

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3 years ago

Just gat the point bro..dnt point fingers there is a sense there.

True Malawian
True Malawian
3 years ago

Tangogwilani ntchito ya Church .Inunsi corruption ndiye number one kudya ndalama demanding kickbacks from any procurement for the projects

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