Graft watchdog body says Malawi continues to lose 30% of budget to corruption annually

A graft watchdog body has expressed concern that Malawi continues to lose 30 per cent of its annual budget due to corruption.

Mkandawire: Corruption  in all the sectors of government and the private sector.

Action Against Corruption, a network of civil society organisations against corruption, said the UN report has just confirmed the alarming figure.

Chairperson of Action Aganst Corruption,  Moses Mkandawire said this on Tuesday when the organization met parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee and Public Appointments Committee.

“Out of the 30 per cent, K600 billion is lost in councils through corruption every year,” said Mkandawire.

He said this corruption at alarming rate is happening in all the sectors of government and the private sector.

Chairperson of Legal Affairs Committee Kezi Msukwa said there was need to look into the legal framework to sort out the issue.

Msukwa said the money lost through corruption could have been used for development or other pressing poverty reduction areas.

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Chi
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A sleeping government. A thief can advise his children that stealing is bad but can not take action when they are stealing.
Do not waste your time talking about corruption in Malawi as long as the president is peter, adadi in power, nothing will be change.

P Kudambo
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P Kudambo

Stop complaining about corruption. Let us all join in as the President has not interest in curbing corruption in Malawi.

Chiswa B
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Chiswa B

We are proud to be stealing your money. Infact almost every civil servant steals. i get MK98,401 per month but my monthly rental is 170,000. Nobody will stop corruption in the civil service. Just tell us to reduce stealing

Ashamed Cadet
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Ashamed Cadet

So what??? We are seek and tired of hearing such stories without actions. This is not news but what is expected and aimed for by those running this shambolic Dpp government. The Dpp Government is in agreement with the sleeping giant of ACB to watch that corruption in a culture in Malawi so that the Muharas, Chisales, Mukhitos, Mutharika, Namarikas, Ben Phiris, Dausis, Mwandidyas, Nankhumwas, Gondwes, Jappies, Mwanamvekha, Chipungus, and thier cycles of Amwenyes get rich by canabolising Government resources such as land, vehicles, houses and buildings. ACB is thier protector. You dare not send a complaint to ACB they… Read more »

Muntu
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Muntu

We always read about corruption getting worse in this country. What is the government doing to stem this vice? Vesves
The donors know that giving monetary to Malawi is like trying to fill a leaking bucket..
Corruption will never come to an end when leadership itself thrives on it.

CHIMULIRENJI
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CHIMULIRENJI

The government is the one stealing so they can’t do anything about it. Tiyeni tidzingopanga mademo basi