Malawi high corruption levels baffle EU envoy

Outgoing European Union (EU)  ambassador to Malawi Michel German has taken a swipe at the Malawi government for its failure to contain high levels of corruption which he  said was getting out of hand.

Ambassador Marchel Gerrmann EU Head of Delegation:  Corruption is now getting out of hand
German said this on Wednesday evening during the commemoration of EU day activities in Lilongwe.
“Corruption is now getting out of hand yet the government is doing nothing,” he said.
He said the EU was ready to help Lilongwe fight the vice.
Minister of Justice Samuel Tembenu said the government was doing all it takes to deal with corruption.
Tembenu said the government is bringing in parliament the  Corrupt practices act.
“This legislation will be brought into the country during this seating of parliament,” he said.
German also called for an end to political violence.
Ruling Democratic Progressive Party cadets have been terrorising a  faction in the party agitating for the removal of President Peter Mutharika as its torch bearer in 2019 polls.
The envoy said the EU is now the country’s biggest donor with last year alone the country getting over K300m in aid.

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4 years ago

DPP-led government has adopted the same modus operandi of political parties before only that they have perfected the art. They have gone beyond beyond corrupt to open looting. DPP is tone deaf to feedback, arrogant, uncaring and unpatriotic. We as citizens are also complicit in this DPP behaviour hence their carelessness in stealing public funds. Malawians are condoning DPP behaviour by not voicing out via the ballot box. We are like an abused spouse in a marriage who end up staying in the marriage despite friends telling you otherwise. DPP kuba kwao kochititsa manyazi. The whole world knows that Malawi… Read more »

4 years ago

The EU envoy is just stating the OBVIOUS. What is baffling is the level of DENIAL of this basic truth by DPP government. If one does not even realise or want to accept s/he has a problem then it’s worrying. Any hope for change just disappear!! Look, if ACB is to be accountable to Malawians by producing a summarised performance report over the past 10yrs (inputs vs outputs), how many high profile cases have ended up in successful convictions, that report will be a disaster. They connive to loose cases deliberately. In fact it’s a mockery to Malawian taxpayers to… Read more »

chimanga chaponda
4 years ago

Bola la mbava koma mwanva izi? Mulibe manyazi? If I were you I could have done something. Unfortunately I am not part of boma la mbava led by Gogo

Nox Nthambi
Nox Nthambi
4 years ago

You are double sided Europeans. You only see the evil when you are winding your term of duty. You have been drinking and enjoying Carlsberg but you could not speak this evil during your term of office. Just pack up your bags and leave for your country. If you are committed to fighting corruption, what have you done while in Malawi…… us a break

Joseph Banda
Joseph Banda
4 years ago
Reply to  Nox Nthambi

Well if they say something vaguely criticising the government while in office, they will be kicked out like the British high commissioner Fergus Cochrane Dyer, so better wait until you’re going home anyway.

4 years ago

Angamve zimenezo a;

4 years ago
Reply to  liwale

Afisi amenewa sangamvedi olo pang’ono. Onani zaka zonsezi akhala akupusitsa anthu osazindikira maka maka ma-supporters awo kuti akuyendetsa dziko popanda chithandizo chochokera kunja pamene ife takhala tikunena kuti boma likulandira ndalama zambiri m’njira zosiyana-siyana koma kuba mkumanama kuti sakulandira chithandizo.

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