Kamlepo sworn in as Minister of Lands, says corruption fight ‘top priority’

Outspoken Rumphi East member of Parliament (MP) Kamlepo Kalua has been sworn in as Malawi’s Minister of Lands Housing and Urban Development and his work is cut out to deal with all corruption practices that have been rocking the ministry.

Mininster of Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Kamlepo Kalua takes his oath as a Minister at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre-(c) Abel Ikiloni, Mana

Kalua has taken from Symon Vuwa Kaunda who  has been moved to Environment, Tourism and Wildlife portfolio.

He joins the ministry whose Principal Secretary (PS) Joseph Mwandidya made a down-to-earth confession that it is infested with corruption, abuse of office and maladministration.

Kalua told reporters after being sworn in that President Peter Mutharika speech on tackling corruption resonates well with his desire to deal with all corrupt practices that have been rocking the ministry of lands.

“The spirit of corruption has dragged the country’s development. Our neighbouring countries are developing.

“The corrupt practices put the presidency in the limelight as the one orchestrating them as people do not see that it is us engaged in the act,” said Kaluwa.

He then appealed to fellow ministers to be of service to Malawians as well as adhere to what the president has appealed to them to resist corruption.

“The President should fire any cabinet minister indulging in corruption. Malawians expect us to deliver,” he said.

Issues of land scams are not new in Malawi as many people, including Cabinet ministers and high-ranking government officials have previously been duped.

During the ceremony, the ministers and their deputies took an oath of office as ministers and deputies as well as an oath of allegiance.

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Wakwithu
Wakwithu
1 year ago

is the anti-corruption bureau under the ministry of lands? maybe the honorable doesn’t have a job description for his office.

dyanayekuhker
dyanayekuhker
1 year ago

Mwana Cheee was number one to insult Peter and today he is a Minister of the same Peter. Wagonja ndani pamene apa?????????? idya naye peter thus your own tax.

Munthu
Munthu
1 year ago

The road from Chiweta to your home is in a deplorable state…a reflection of development being touted by our toothless lion!.

Henry
Henry
1 year ago

Even with the intervention of God and Jesus as a team ..MALAWI WILL NEVER PROSPER. The culture is rotten… No love within the society.
Xenophobia, corruption and jealousy runs the tiny patch of land where even vegetables don’t grow…notice the size of the stinking vegetables in the place in comparison to the high profile neighbors!
Donors should completely leave this place….

MASO ENA
MASO ENA
1 year ago
Reply to  Henry

HELL IS WAITING FOR YOU, DON’T INSULT OUR GOD!!

Malawi belong to the citizens

Mr kalepo kaluwa aka mwana chwee mwana chwee, DPP yinakubatizani,simungathetse corruption in Malawi, just received your salary basi. The only way to end corruption is to start with the head of state he should not allow himself to receive donation like ma K145 million , fruits from police rations saga.And you can only work against opposition but u will be quiet with DPP diehards who are destroying our country.Thats to shut up your mouth,now you can not say anything against the DPP. Politics is a game , people calculate their mathematics well.Dpp has captured kamulepo with a ministry position. After… Read more »

Uti
Uti
1 year ago

Kamlepo at the top. Bravo Tchweee mwana tchweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

THE APOSTLE OF THE TRUTH

Kamlepo, atafune ko za DPP. Unfortunately that’s the end you

Zio ine
Zio ine
1 year ago

Big up Kamlepo. Lucky you have been put in a ministry where corruption is the way of doing business. Just go to Blantyre and Lilongwe land registry you will actually feel corruption and stinks even in the corridors. Indians are buying land like tomatoes because people at lands are allocating land to themselves using proxies and go ahead to sale to rich Indians. What they will do to entrap you will be to allocate land to you and the moment you accept you will be game.

Mtete
Mtete
1 year ago

Difficult or even impossible for a corrupt person to fight corruption. Kamlepo, who not long ago told Malawians that he would name and shame 13 suspected corrupt individuals mentioned in the Audit Report sanctioned by government, is now part of the aleged thieves.

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
1 year ago

Mr Kaluwa you must be a very humble man to work for the same people who abducted and tortured you for several days before dumping you early in morning alongside one of the roads in BT.

By the way now that you are a minister could you please tell us exactly what happened during those few days of your alleged abduction by the DPP regime.

Dickdon
Dickdon
1 year ago
Reply to  Mbonga Matoga

Had the same question in mind.. 🤔🤔

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