Chakwera says firmly behind Chizuma on corruption fight

President Lazarus Chakwera has said he is firmly (nga nga nga) behind Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director General Martha Chizuma’s in the war against corruption in the country and there are no thoughts of firing her.

Chakwera said: “I have always defended my choice of her, and I am doing the same now. She is as a fighter, that woman… just as I am. I know many don’t take me for that. This is why I have always defended my choice of her for the role,” he said.

President Chakwera says no no change is his fight against corruption

Chakwera said he was not happy with reports that some government officials were blocking the director of Anti-Corruption (ACB) Martha Chizuma in her fight against graft in the country adding that he has already engaged the Minister of Justice on the issue and has been assured that things will improve.

The President said: “Those who are against the country’s graft fight are against me; against my reign. Fighting corruption is part of my [Chakwera] Hi-5 agenda, and is closely followed by respecting the rule of law.”

On the purported poor working relations between the ACB and other government graft fighting bodies including the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) and the Attorney General’s office, Chakwera said he would not condone any kind of interference to his administration’s anti-corruption drive from any office.

“I know misunderstandings may be there along the way because, logically, we may find ourselves reading from different pages of the same book. This is where collaboration becomes key. Again, I expect all agencies to pull in one direction,” he explained.

The President, however, issued a stern warning that he would fire some officials should the working relationship between the ACB and the other state prosecuting agencies remain ice cold.

Chakwera said: “There is a saying, if you can’t change people, change the people.”

He said the law will be applied to anyone promoting graft, including members of his own Cabinet.

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gonani
gonani
5 months ago

I am also nga nga nga , pambuyo pa Chakwera. Well done Mr President for showing unwavering support for Miss Chizuma. However much attack comes to her, she will prevail with your support and eventually we will be free from corruption.

Bon o bon
5 months ago

Lets justice be not selective, I have never eaten the so called stolen money but what chizuma did was so disrespectful to all other collaborative people and institutions. She is a perfectionist

Ogoto Ogoto
Ogoto Ogoto
5 months ago

I dont believe the president meant what he said.

What has he done or is doing with those who are blocking the work of ACB?

M'Malawi
M'Malawi
5 months ago

Crooks who steal our hard earned national resources must fall!

NYSON TABLE
NYSON TABLE
5 months ago

Bravo my beloved president. I always appreciate your courageous towards fighting for corruption

Faustace Chirwa
Faustace Chirwa
5 months ago

Well said Mr President especially on the protection of Martha Chizuma the ACB Director General. With God’s indulgence Canaan is possible!

Cesspool
Cesspool
5 months ago

Chichewa chomveka sharp big man abusa sayerekedwa poyankhula
Always to the point
Marita Chizuma mudumbu wake nadi wa lazaru
It’s Deborah at the ACB
The king is not serving lollipops

Augustine Chikaya
Augustine Chikaya
5 months ago

Remove Steve Kayuni from DPP office, he is an obstacle in the fight against corruption.

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