Malawi government law enforcing agencies will demand public officers to explain the source of their wealth consistent with government’s mantra for rooting out corruption, Vice President Khumbo Kachali has said.
The Vice President speaking on MBC TV on Thursday said the Joyce Banda administration will vigorous fight the looting of government coffers at Capitol Hill in Lilongwe and high level corruption.
“We will leave no stone unturned,” he said.
“Government will investigate anybody with unexplained wealth,” he said.
Executive Director of Justice Link Justin Dzonzi also told Capital Radio that there should be an introduction of some legislative reforms as it was before multiparty democracy where government had the power to ask any citizen the source of their wealth.
Dzonzi blamed the continued looting of government coffers at Capital Hill on lack of checks and balances in the whole system.
“There is need for a very serious financial overhaul not just in terms of changing the system but also even shaking up the people that are managing the resources, I personally would expect that there should be cleaning up at Capital Hill particularly in the departments that handle money,” said Dzonzi.
The observation follows a series of arrests on fraud by senior government officials and the shooting of Budget Director in the ministry of Finance Paul Mphwiyo two weeks ago.
Mphwiyo is claimed to have been targeted because of his fight against corruption in government.