Chakwera wants to deal with corrupt  thieves: ‘ACB  boss job should be opened to foreign professionals’

Malawi Congress Party (MCP)  leader  Lazarus Chakwera has maintained his stand that separating the Anti-corruption Bureau (ACB) from the Executive arm of government could give power and independence for the ACB to investigate corruption by members of the Executive branch and that the  head of graft-busting body position  should be open to foreign professionals.

Chakwera accompanied by MCP second vice president Harry Mkandawire address crowds in Mzimba

Chakwera: Talking tough on corruption during whistle-stop tour in Mzimba

Chakwera—who is also leader of opposition in Parliament— speaking on Monday in Mzimba during a whistle-stop tour which was broadcast live on Times Radio, said  the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has been presiding over the most corrupt administration in recent history.

He accused the DPP of  being  clueless and directionless which has made many to suffer untold miseries and fuelled corruption.

“There are thieves in this government, we need to get rid of them by registering to vote and  evict them from power with your ballot,” said Chakwera in speech which was a mixture of Tumbuka and Chichewa.

Chakwera said the country needs to open up the ACB czar post to foreign professionals that can help deal with corruption rather than stick with compromised Malawian nationals appointed by the Executive.

“We want  people at the help of dealing with corruption like ACB  to be independent. We want that even in Sadc [Southern Africa Development Community] region, we should be sharing ideas. Any suitable person outside Malawi should be able to apply for the job of ACB director general, not just Malawians,” said Chakwera.

The current ACB director general, Reyneck Matemba, faces accusations of being partisan in handling high profile corruption cases.

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

The MCP president said  DPP has been a rolling disaster and that the current administration has displayed “sheer incompetence.”

He said when elected to lead the country in next year’s elections, cases of stealing taxpayers’ funds will be given priority and speedy conclusion.

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Mesimadzi
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Mesimadzi

Why not open up the MCP presidency to foreign professionals?
Abale a Chakwera ndi za kunja? Kalankhulidwe Ka kunja ndipo nthawi zina Ka chikunja. Mkulu ameneyu mwatsoka atangowina abweretsa atsamunda, mbambadi adzabweretsa chitaganya chonunkha.

Bishop Wakunja
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Bishop Wakunja

DPP moti simukuona kuti Our President you claim akuyendesa bwino is a foreigner with green card?

Bishop Wakunja
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Bishop Wakunja

Catholics for example has azungu Bishops. Kodi akuda kulibe UTM take care when commenting…..Chakwera is genius he knows what he is saying…..National Football Coach ndi wakunja and we have done that several times….TNM wakunja……ma NGOs ambiri ali ndi mabwana akunja…..Chimmodzimodzi a Malawi ambiri ndi ma bwana kunjako ku ma Universities komanso govt departments as well….Ngati UTM or DPP ikutsutsa izi kunjako mukumakapanga fundraising komanso timakomiti ntachani? We are in a global village..

Nalingula
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Nalingula

Otambwali tikuziwa kuti mukumamusata you Even uprooted MCP flags in Mzimba and Tried to disrupt his Rally.Am not surprised with the likes of Ben 10 Nkhasala as your strategists.No wonder Boma likukukanika.

Katundu
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Katundu

What we want in Malawi is an independent ACB and not a foreigner. ACB boss including the directors should be interviewed by Parliament. The body should also be accountable to Parliament. We have competent Malawians capable of chancing the situation at ACB if there is no executive interference full stop

Napoleon Muza
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Dr Chakwera you are not solving a problem here. Bringing a foreigner to head the Anti Corruption is not a solution. What ou are trying to tell the nation is that Malawians are not fit for the office. Now if you cannot trust Malawians to that office, how can Malawians trust you for the position of president of the nation? One creat thinker said, when you find that the country is dirty, take a broom sweep your area and your neighbour should also sweep there area and the country will be clean. What you are doing is portioning a blame… Read more »

Nalingula
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Nalingula

An Independent ACB led by a Professional Khaya ndi Foreigner we Don’t care bola ndalama zathu zitetezeke.From 1994 we have lost more than 3 trillion kwacha to Corruption .Talemera ndi Timabanja Takubar ndi aku mtundu kwao.Ndie zimatondidabwisa Amalawi ena akamayankhula Ngati Angogwa kuchokera Ku Mwamba Namasapitabe Akubarwo.

Otambwali
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Chakwera is insane. No wonder he trusts these people that are picking him up at the airport in Johannesburg who are mostly white. On the 8th of October 2018 he was in Johannesburg. Are those the people he wants to ACB boss. What fool of a suggestion…..he has lost my vote…..

mtete
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mtete

I totally agree employing a foreigner is the way out as regards ACB (and perhaps MACRA). Yes, our brilliant young locals can understudy the expatriate but the bottom line is ACB should be independent, approved by Parliament and not handpicked by some president.

Bololo Sakondamadzi
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Bololo Sakondamadzi

Bololo Sakondamadzi. Employing a foreigner in govt . positions to improve performance is not strange in Malawi. For example Prof. Gordon Hunnings, vice chancellor UNIMA. Prof. Broadhead College of medicine. German Banker as Governor of Reserve Bank. Escom CEO. These are but a few examples. These guys brought improvement in efficiency and a good work culture. Some of these were hired during the multi party dispensation. So hiring someone from Botswana or Rwanda where the work culture is better than ours would be welcome.vGood graduates from our universities can understudy these guys for two to three years. The best performers… Read more »

Mjomba
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Mjomba

This clergy is kind off limited in terms of ideas. what ACB needs to run without being biased is to give it the freedom to run its business without political interference. In other ways the Lazalo has no crue to turn around things. kkkkkkk

Chilima crook...
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Chilima crook...

Think outside box dala…This is a Global Village….U think like UTM zoti ife tabadwira nkokuno taphunzira konkuno….koma kukapanga fundraise ku UK………Manganya nkumati tapempha azungu atithandize…….

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