Malawi corrupt super rich in economic crimes against the poor — Chilima

Vice-President Saulos Chilima  has pledged to tackle extreme poverty and inequality if elected to govern the country as President in 2019, promising to deal with corruption head on.

Chilima: Corruption has become endemic, affecting all spheres of  Malawian life.

Chilima has said every Malawian should accept that corruption exists and is rampant in the country, saying acceptance is the first step in combating the malpractice.

In an exclusive interview with privately-owned Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) Wednesdsy  evening, said corruption is a national dialoque issue , adding that very few people disagree that there is corruption in the country.

Chilima said him and President Peter Mutharika have also often publicly acknowledged the existence of corruption in the country.

” There could be corruption anywhere, including the private sector and religious organisations. There reason we highlight it is to say, as they say, the first step to healing is acceptance…so must accept the fact we have a problem. We have indentified corruption to be a problem so we are saying all of us must join hands in the fight,” he said.

He said as a nation Malawians can not ignore the fact that corruption exists neither can they pretend that it does not exist.

Chilima said exposing the malpractice and speaking about it openly are some of the  measures to defeat malpractice.

” We will continue to speak about it because it is bad. I see people who when we came into government in 2014 had nothing but today are supper rich with no known businesses. We need to ask questions and not clap hands when these things are happening,” said Chilima.

Chilima cited corruption as one area where the DPP government has failed, the other areas being public sector reforms and nepotism in appointment of people in positions.

He also denounced politics of glorification, saying the kind of politics practiced in the country creates a Slave- Master scenario where the leaders are masters and the citizens are like slaves.

In leading by example, Chilima urged the Chilima Movement to stop bearing his name, describing such personalisation as part of the “old disease of glorifying leaders”.

The movement’s branded motor vehicles are inscribed Transformation Movement with the portrait of Chilima and his initials SKC standing for Saulos Klaus Chilima.

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Atambwali sametana. Both Chilima and Mutharika ndi mbava. We all know that Chilima is calculating and sly and probably he wasn’t able to outmanoeuvre Peter within the confines of DPP structures. If for some reason Chilima is elected to highest office, his true colours will come out within months. He will no longer be affiliated to the church as is the case today; he’s only using the church strategically to elevate the Chilima brand as morally rich. Since when has Chilima been ethical, moral or honest.

Sandalamu
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Sandalamu

What you are saying is all true bwana Chilima. But my question emus why are you still in Government? Why should we keeping paying your salary for the next 9 months? What are you doing in Government? When did you realize that you are in a wrong team? As apparent as corruption is in Malawi, why should we be talking in masquerade language? Are you aware that you are in Government or not? If you are not part of government then resign and show that you care for Malawi. As far as I am concerned you are part of the… Read more »

NELSON NGWIRA
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NELSON NGWIRA

Ine ndi madandaula kwambiri when i see all known developed countries they build there towns and cities along the river or lakes but as look at Lilongwe river kumangokhalila kotsukilako sampato or konyelako but France they build along the river la Sienne London they build a long the them s vary Congo they build a long Congo basin. same as mississippi river

GIRIMOTI
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GIRIMOTI

chiphona chayankhula!!!!!!!!! Better Malawi is around the corner!!!!!!!!!!

Gwemula
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Gwemula

Zoonadi abale anthu kwasokolotsa mma truck from Mwanza to nKotakota kukaimbira kukakweza chala pamsonkhano wa chipani kukavina magule zazii njalanso itakudzula azimayi nkumakachititsa kuti mwina apeze ya chakudya edzi nkumangofalikira falikirabe tikukhaladi akapolo dziko lili lathu ziphuphu zangoti mbweeeee “zonse zimene za kamuzu banda”mentality idakayendabe mmitu yathuyi atsogoleli ngofunika azikhala accountable pazochita zao osati zili panozi ndi m’buyomu ayi

Kayira
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Kayira

The blind will always follow the blind. That is the fluid dynamics of the politics generated by a traditional culture that is based entirely on obseqiousness and bootlicking. Chilima himself has adulated and idolized APM many many times just for being appointed VP. He has to learn to practice what he preaches. He is speaking with a forked tongue. Be that as it may, he is still the best choice in a sea of irrelevancy and mediocrity.

kaka ni dada
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kaka ni dada

Mbala inanso ndi imeneyi, muja unkabera mavoti 2014 sumadziwa kuti anthu adzavutika

Pension Nenereko
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Pension Nenereko

It is all gambling. Politicians will say whatever to entice voters but the taste is in the puddling. Those of us who know who Chilima is we feel sorry for those who believe his lies. To me can he explain how the company which is to be importing fuel for the reserves formed and who are the shareholders (owners} and how they became such?

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