Chakwera echoes Chilima’s lifestyle audit, promises ‘war’ on graft but ‘no amnesty to thieves’

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) leader Lazarus Chakwera  is also talking a lifestyle audit which Vice-President Saulos Chilima has promised to roll out when elected as president in next year’s elections to weed out public officers and other citizens, whose earnings are well known but who live way beyond their means, from corrupt dealings.

Chakwera: I will declare war on graft and no amnesty for thieves

Chilima talked about the “lifestyle audit “during his rallies in Mchinji at weekend as part of his campaign to clean up the government.

However, Chakwera said he will declare war on theft of public resources which will also include all public servants to undergo a compulsory lifestyle audit to account for their sources of wealth.

The MCP president said his ‘war on theft’ plan follows financial scandals that have rocked the country with revelations that billions of Kwacha were lost in various government agencies through corrupt deals that involved government officials.

He accused the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)-led government for the socio-economic woes facing the country.

“We live in a country where cabinet ministers can have bags of inexplicable cash with impunity ….Presidents can be sole signatories of accounts that receive millions from businesses that bribe ruling parties to secure government contracts,” said Chakwera.

“This issue of people stealing what belongs to Malawians, I swear to God it has to come to an end in Malawi. The era of thievery and quietly watching it, ends on May 21, 2019,” he added.

Chakwera said in his first100 days in office as President, he will send a bill to Parliament to fully fund the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and make it independent.

“I will direct that all government contracts be reviewed and audited for conflicts of interests. I will put all government officials who head departments or approve contracts under a lifestyle audit,” said Chakwera.

Chakwera has also said he will begin the ground work for establishing a special Anti-Corruption Court to handle graft cases with speed.

“I will give no amnesty to thieves. They’ve been giving amnesty to each other for 25 years and enough is enough,” he added.

Chakwera said the leaders are busy enriching themselves through corrupt means and are failing to fight corruption because “they themselves are thieves and corrupt”.

He alleged that some government officials are forced into corruption and when they try to reveal culprits are threatened of death.

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Thako Linyada
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Thako Linyada

Sometimes I really wonder how people argue on very petty issues;imagine we have two leaders,Chakwera and Chilima who are wishing as well by unbundling the good things that are coming next year;how they are going to deal with corruption i.e Chilima akutiuza kuti mkango ndioopsa then you want Chakwera to say Chilima akunama mkango sioopsa,koma ukauputa umapha..a good leader will take anything on board which is good to the people of his country..what each one of us needs is a better Malawi..

Nalingula
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Nalingula

Maso patsogolo Not zinazi zama Opportunists Chakwera ndi Dilu I still Remember his speech Bwana mwalephera…. Others akukakamira mboma hoping kuti Mwina Someone will have a Cardiac Arrest.Ngati ndinu olimba mtima chokani mbomamo mutijoine Ku Opposition. Osamangolandira Misonkho yathu yaulere.Khaya mutondimva ma Cadet team B.

Gucci Grace
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Gucci Grace

Copy and paste

mark
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mark

CHILIMA IS GOING NOWHERE DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME..

Francis Kaisi
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By the way I saw Joice Banda here in SA in Fourways being driven in a luxury BMW X6. I almost cried for people who are dying back home due to shortage of medicine in our hospitals. Politicians are too cruel.

Francis Kaisi
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Wheather it is a copy and paste, I just like the point that he will introduce the ant corruption courts to speed up the cases and no amnesty for thieves.This is a way to go. I think Chaponda must be pissing himself by now. If not applying a citizenship in other countries. Bravo UTM Bravo MCP

ndangodutsamo
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all along Chakwera has been condeming Corrupt practices in Govtment. If you analyse Chilima gospel he is just echoing MCP gospel in loud speakers. His news was the bullet trains …pano adasiya anaona kuti ndizosatheka ku malawi pakadali pano. His 1million job creation he fails to articulate up to this day

Mwini Zinthu
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Happy 2 note that UTM is already bearing fruits – transformation fast taking shape in Chakwera. He has switched to real issues. For once, he is tackling real issues Malawi needs. Thanks to UTM and SKC. You are our hope. 2019 mavote plenty plus to you 🙂

Gubudu
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Gubudu

Chakwera is now supporter number one wa UTM. Chilima uli Bo heavy

BOLINGO
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BOLINGO

Indeed he is number one supporter of UTM because he waits chilima first to unbundle his policies and support them instead of bringing his own new ideas

Shitholes Diarrhoea Progressive Party
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Stealing is very clear in Malawi. Check who is building flats at Ntaya near Bunda T off. Check or audit the houses in area 43, 47, 49, 25, Mchinji road, etc. Check the cars that are being imported. Public servants and dpp ministers have been stealing. The president is a thief and manipulates contractors to over charge. UTM has this. How was Masangwi given a contract for Thyolo offices or stadium? How did dpp buy Nissan Navaras? Who is finding utm?

Iwe
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Iwe

who is funding MCP ???

BigMan
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BigMan

Who is funding MCP?

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

Waiting to hear that day he will tell me his own ideas I dont know why I left Chawera slow as LOP and articulating what he will do then hearly what ive heard louder at UTM rallies or from the CSO! Hope your not one mtchona with that caucasian accent.

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