Malawi President Peter Mutharika has maintained his vow to fight corruption and organised crime in the country and has since urged all arms of the government to join forces with the administration.
Police have reported several armed robberies, murders and car jackings, creating fear and panic among Malawians.
Mutharika said on Tuesday that his administration is waging war against crime.
“In order for us to wage a successful war, we will need to work together with the courts in the discharge of cases. It is only when we join forces that the public can begin to take us seriously,” President Mutharika said when he presided over the swearing of Justice Anthony Kamanga to the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal.
“I therefore want to appeal to the Judiciary that, as a nation, let us send a strong warning that crime will no longer be tolerated in this country,” he added.
Last year Mutharika claimed that organized gangs – he did not disclose which ones – want to destabilize his administration.
In the 2014-2015 national ‘zero-aid’ budget, the government more than doubled its allocation to the country’s law enforcement agencies, including local police, to help curb criminal activities.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :