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.
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.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :