Chakwera vows to fight corruption ‘tooth and nail’

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarous Chakwera has vowed that if elected as Head of State next year, he will steer a strong campaign to combat corruption in the country.

Chakwera told a political rally he addressed in Dedza on Sunday that cases where money has apparently been stolen will be investigated, and the results made public.

The former president of Assemblies of God Church in Malawi said the nation need to cultivate a culture of integrity, saying “social and economic development is held back by corruption.”

He said: “I will aggressively attack corruption.”

Chakwera addressing an MCP political rally in Dedza
Chakwera addressing an MCP political rally in Dedza

Chakwera said his MCP government would fight corruption in all its forms with commitment and vigour.

“We need to deal with corruption, to have greater transparency, greater accountability,” he said.

He said the public had lost confidence in the fight against corruption and the MCP government would restore that.

Chakwera said his administration will also promote good governance through strengthening the governance institutions and ensuring strict accountability.

He said the MCP would be transparent and accountable in its business dealings.

The MCP president also said the party would enforce national entrepreneurship policy, regularise utility services institutions such as Escom and Water Boards to be financially independent.

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