Kajoloweka’s anti-graft crusade delights ACB Czar

Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director general Reyneck Matemba has said he is impressed with the work Youth and Society (YAS) director Charles Kajoloweka  is doing in his fight to contain graft in Malawi.

Kajoloweka: We have avoided highly corrupt institutions and have become untouchables

Matemba said the remarks during a debate which the Malawi Law Society (MLS) organised in Mzuzu on Friday under the theme ‘Fraud and Corruption: Strategies for effective preventive measures’,

“But we disagree with his approach. Of course we need to end impunity that’s why we are fighting the same cause,” Matemba said.

He did not elaborate.

Apart from Matemba, other panellists included Malawi Police Services Head of Fiscal department Assistant Commissioner Gerald Chiwanda, Judge Ligowe of Mzuzu High Court and Brigadier General Professor Dan Kuwali.

Mzuzu-based rights activist Kajoloweka noted that Malawi was rewarding those that facilitate fraud and corruption, saying nepotism is spearheading this evil.

Kajoloweka also demanded explanation on why the bureau was not pinning down some government agencies involved in corruption.

“Why we are struggling at this stage, [the sad fact] is that we have avoided highly corrupt institutions and have become untouchables,” said Kajoloweka.

Matemba said  numerous corruption cases the bureau receive from government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), confirm the gravity of the matter, explaining that the problem is a result of moral decay, greed, lack of integrity, and ethical standards which have gone down.

“As a country we are not doing well. There is a lot we can do, for instance we need to revise the country’s anti corruption strategy among other things. Do not leave this fight to the bureau,” Matemba pleaded.

“All government ministries, departments and agencies are rotten. There is no single one which we are not having problems with on issues of corruption.

“I will repeat what I said; it is all government ministries, departments and agencies where we are getting reports of corruption. Others are worse, especially those that directly deal with the citizens, the public, like service providers. Those are the ones that are most highlighted, but all of them have issues.”

While Malawi law Society northern region head Victor Gondwe noted that Malawi was in a sorry state on corruption.

“We are all contributing either by acts of commissions or omission. We have institutionalized and politicized graft and accepted is as way of life,” he said.

International law expert Professor Dan Kuwali, Brigadier General in the Malawi Defence Force (MDF), who was a panellist during the debate, also said the country needs to embrace a culture of ‘commend and condemn’ as part of mind set change in fighting fraud and corruption.

 

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Chatsalira
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Chatsalira

I salute you, Mr Charles Kajoloweka.
May the Almighty Lord bless and protect you.

Lilian Kaunda
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Lilian Kaunda

The problem is that Malawi has one of the most corrupt judiciary systems. Cases take long to conclude more especially those involving huge sums of money because the judges benefit

Stan
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Stan

The Judiciary, Lawyers, Ministry Of Lands
Without corruption it seems the country would collapse

Kanyimbi
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Kanyimbi

Mr Mtatemba you are just echoing what our sad APM says all the time of fighting corruption together yet ur mandate is to fight it to the core. APM & all the instutions Matemba included r there to end graft why u push ur responsibity to us & when YAS take up the matter to court, judges say YAS has no interest in matter of stealing our taxes. ACB the toothless mandated institution is keeping files of ministers implicated in the K266 billion theft, Chopandas appeal is not coming & so many issues numerous that u r not acting. What… Read more »

Dipipi wa Yudiefu
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Dipipi wa Yudiefu

This young man is actually doing your job Mr. Matemba and I am sure you know that. I believe time will come when you will be answerable to both Malawians and God the creator. As soon as May next year or later you will also have to answer such questions as “did I do enough for Malawians on corruption or not”.

Central
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Central

Matemba is too incompetent and has no clues to make Malawi a corruption free nation……………!

Sincerely Kajoloweka qualifies to be ACB Director osati zinazi!!

While it might be too much on Matemba, I am now made to understand that the guy is merely trained as a subordinate/follower and NOT a leader…………….!

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda

The responsibility to make Malawi a corrupt free nation is the responsibility of each and every Malawian. It is not the duty of Mr. Matemba of ACB alone. The country needs 15 million Kajolowekas. However, Malawians are leaping the seeds of corruption which they planted way back in May 1994 when they put in government a certain person with a criminal record. The Malawi Constitution allowed him to contest in the elections through “a certain provision that gives preferential treatment to convicts “which now needs to be repealed once and for all. With his henchmen, that person went on the… Read more »

zikomo
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zikomo

Matemba tiuzeni pamene pali khani za Chaponda komaso nkhani za diesel ku ESCOM zili pati? mukatere mutiuze mukufuna titenge approach iti?

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda

According to media reports both print and electronic, one side filed an appeal in the Supreme Court days after Mr. Chaponda was left off the hook by a Magistrate in Zomba. While on the theft of diesel the police are handling the matter after apprehending five suspects who included a security guard.

Gwamula
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Gwamula

Inu mwakhala liti woyankhulila ACB? Nanga mulandu wochoka ku khothi la Magistrate umapita ku Supreme Court mmalo mwaku High Court? Osasokoneza anthu apa ayi

Naphi
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Naphi

Give the Guy a break please!!! Mr Matemba pitilizani kugwira ntchito yanu. Enafe omwe timakudziwani tikudziwa kuti you are a man of integrity, hard worker and God fearing person.

A Malawi pena tisamangonena munthu kutengera zomwe tamva. Kodi iwowa akagwira ntcito mwa phuma osatsata malamulo ndikulakwisa zinthu pa mawa inu nomwe muzawaloza chala.
Pena tiyeni tizitha kuyamikila ntchito yomwe munthu akugwira. Ntchito yolimbana ndi katangale si yophweka and munthuyu mwamukoka koka nthawi yaitali. Pa mawa mukawasokoneza nomwenu muzati sakugwira ntchito yawo and zoti akugwira ntchito opanda deputy mu office ya busy ngati imeneyi simumaona. Eish

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