Cleric condemns corruption in Ministry of Land, govt departments
A Lilongwe-based cleric, Pastor Esau Banda has condemned the practice and culture of corruption, saying it has overwhelmed the nation as Malawians are being denied services.
Pastor Banda said he was concerned with reports about malfeasance in some of our public institutions, citing Ministry of Lands as one of the place hub high level of graft.
In his sermon aired on Times Radio this week, Pastor Banda of Pentecost International Christian Centre (Picc) denounced corruption, saying it is hurting the nation.
“If you go to the Ministry of Land to apply for land, you will wait for 20 years before they assist you [if you don’t offer bribes],” said Banda.
“What type of nation are we? We have to change. We have to be serious about developing this nation to the greater heights,” he said.
“It’s almost a miracle if you went to government ministry or department that you are looking for service and they will assist you promptly; it’s not for free,” pointed out the spiritual leader.
“Land is there but for you to be given land, it’s a miracle. You must have a night of praise to thank God that a miracle has happened.”
He continued: “We need to conquer corruption and bribery.”
Pastor Banda ministers at Picc headquarters in Lilongwe situated along Kaunda Road, opposite Area 49 town houses.
All you do is condemn while your friends are processing deeds and some smiling all the way to the bank!! Take action! Protest! don’t pay tax citizens till this is sort out! But comdenming with shameless dpp dont work!
The minister of Lands should go to the department. Ask for all applications versus allocations in blantyre/thyolo and he will see exactly what I’m talking about. It’s a provable issue.
This is true. Ku blantyre atumbuka akungogawirana malo. Especially the land that was given out recently in Thyolo. Apatsana okhaokha
Corruption is rife in all government departments. The only difference is the adjectives used
Its very true. Dept of Lands is very corrupt and if the Government is serious in fighting corruption it must not wait to be told but must fight within its ranks and file. Officers who are being corrupt are know, their life styles and investments are not in line with their incomes. Another corrupt place are the City Assemblies, Blantyre City Assembly has very corrupt workers from the top down, there is no one clean. For instance in Mpingwe/Ntopwa, Blantyre City Assembly officials are conniving with Asians taking away plots from Malawians and selling to Asians, some are not of… Read more »
ndikose dziko lose. ena ndi aja amalozana nfuti aja. okhaokha mabwana okhala ndi malo mwacinyengo.