Corruption worries Catholic Church in Malawi
The twin-evil of bribery and corruption in Malawi continue to ravage every fabric of the society that is worrying, Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP), an arm of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM), has said.
Outlining the Commission’s concerns regarding current events in the country in a statement, CCJP national secretary Chris Chisoni said one of the issues they deliberated and reflected upon with prayer at their December 2, 201 meeting at Msamba Pastoral Centre in Lilongwe was the saddening reports of misuse of funds by public officers and national leaders.
“We in CCJP sadly note that corruption has slowly but surely, though painfully become the DNA of our society at all levels and all manners of society,” Chisoni said in the statement.
“Corruption has become endemic with a very critical negative impact on public life as there is no confidence from the public in public, private and non state officials and their systems.
“Many cries are heard from public utility institutions like immigration, road traffic, ESCOM, Water Boards and public hospitals among many other institutions, that no space is enough to list them here,” reads the statement.
CCJP noted that the impact of corruption as evidenced in cashgate scandal “are more devastating on the economy and livelihood of the people especially the poor. “
The commission is asking all Malawians to resist, stop corruption and they must also report corruption.
“We further ask government to put multifaceted strategies for the anti corruption drive. Having Anti Corruption Bureau is not enough, we need school curriculum on corruption, we need additional anti corruption drives that must permeate all sectors of our society,” said Chisoni
Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe said Cashgate exerted “significant challenges” to the economy particularly on inflation and the exchange rate.
The country was named most graft-ridden nation according to Global Corruption Barometer released by Transparency International (TI) on December 3 2014.
Malawi – currently rocked with the biggest corruption scandal in the country’s history with K20 billion was looted from public coffers by top government officials in a period of 6 months in 2013 and about K92 billion from 2005 dubbed cashgate – has fallen down on the ladder by 5 places on the index to record a score of 33 in the 2014 Corruption Perceptions index, from a score of 37 in 2013.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
CCJP MUST LEARN TO CALL A SPADE ,”SPADE”.MTHALIKHA IS NOT ONLY A CORRUPT LEADER-12 MILION TO PRESSMEN.SECONDLY THE MONEY WAS NOT HIS.THESE TWO ACTS MAKE APM A ROGUE LEADER.MAY GOD RESTORE OU COUNTRY.CORUPTION IN MALAWI IS BRED BY ROGUE LEADERS LIKE APM.
Kod A Ccjpwo Of Dey Promote Justice,bt Akufuna Awone Nd Kuchosa Zisoso Za Mmaso Mwa Amnzawo Pomwe Mmaso Mwawo Multmtanda?Dey Shud 2 Look Out.
Yes Indeed Ds Z So Sad Manipulatng Peaples Sweats,i Don’t Hope If These Can B Overcomed By An Individual On Dis Planet Earth,bt Dere Z A Hope Coming Very Soon Towards Us,that Hope Shall Get Rid All Affrction Without Excrudng Dos Unsecured Cash.Jesus Is De Answer.
Iwe Number 15 ndiwe kape kagwere uko. Akatolika ndi amene asintha zinthu zambiri mu dziko muno.
….And very sadly the Catholic Church of Malawi and the CCJP are not qualified to point the accusing finger!
Do you know why corruption has become so much deep rooted in our society? The corrupt is the police who were supposed to arrest it. The traffic police officers on top of it. And it spreads to other areas in the public sector like wild fire. Corruption is largely due to the lack of patriotism and the lack of trust in our government. Mostly we engage in corruption because we believe that even if I am honest and the money involved gets to government account it will still be misused. If our resources were used in a transparent and in… Read more »
corruption starts from the top and trickles down. CCJP should tackle the top brass first without fear but the problem is they are shy and coward
ccjp is the only watchdog with teeth at present,,
It is high time the Pope appoints a Cardinal from amongst these Bishops We deserve a Cardinal
PLS GIVE US PASTORAL LETTER.MALAWI NEEDS A PEACEFUL REVOLUTION LETS GET RID OF THESE GREEDY PEOPLE.ONCE VOTED INTO LEADERSHIP THEY MAKE THEMSELVES SMALL gods AND DO NOT WANT TO LISTEN .APMs TEAM KNOW THEIR RULE IS BUT FOR A SHORTWHILE ONLY.HENCE THEY WANT TO FILL THEIR POCKETS WITH LOOT B4 THEY FALL .TRUTH IS APM HAS NO VISION AND BRIBES JONOLS WITH STOLLEN 12 MILLION TO COMFIRM HE IS INSECURE.APMs FRIEND BAKILIMULUZI MUST STAND TRIAL.MALAWI HAS BEEN LED BY THIEVES.WE WANT COMPLETE REVOLUTION
RC can’t issue a pastoral letter against APM. They helped install this maverick/kleptomaniac as Malawi’s president. They cannot criticize their own handiwork.