Malawi needs dictatorial leadership to win battle against corruption, says Kyungu

Paramount Chief Kyungu of Karonga and Chitipa says Malawi needs dictatorial leadership to completely stamp out corruption.

Kyungu expressed the sentiments in Karonga on Sunday during International Anti-corruption Day commemoration.

He said despite several efforts to curb the malpractice, corruption remains high in the country.

“There is decentralization in place, but still the rate of corruption is too high in councils especially in Masaf [Malawi Social ActionFund] activities under Local Development Fund.

“Communities still nurse corruption instead of reporting the malpractice and I think Malawi needs dictatorship type of leadership to address this malpractice once and for all,” Kyungu said.

He said the commemoration needed to serve as a reminder for people to reflect on their attitude towards corruption.

Kyungu urged the youth to be the soldiers of change in curbing corrupt practices in the country.

Anti-corruption Bureau (ACB) Director General Reyneck Matemba conceded that fighting corruption is a challenge.

“Let me accept that as ACB, we are facing huge challenges to fight corruption in the country. We move one step forward and two steps backward,” he said.

Matemba further said he believes that the youth have potential to change the future because they are still young and that is why they thought to involve them in the fight.

The day was commemorated under the theme ‘Youth involvement in corruption fight: a sustainable path to Africa’s transformation’.

During the event, ACB launched Client and Service Charter and Corruption and Fraud Prevention Policy booklets to help deal with corruption issues in the country.

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ACHALUME
ACHALUME
2 years ago

FOR SURE…. Not only Malawi but all african countries…………….. democracy has failed in Africa

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
2 years ago

I totally agree. I miss Kamuzu and I don’t really care what other people think of him.

Katong'ongo
Katong'ongo
2 years ago

Kyungu is among the corrupt chiefs feeding from the DPP. Pano wavimyantha na kuvifyontha ndipo ukuti corruption. Corruption (Kora apa sono) is very much promoted by chiefs like Kyungu

Mwaona
Mwaona
2 years ago

In the circumstances we are in as a nation, it would make sense to put our hope in the youth, hoping that they are ‘clean, uncontaminated’. But what with our youth who are so impatient that they want to do everything the easiest and fastest way they can find, irrespective of whether or not it is the proper way, which is the spirit underlying the urge to indulge in corruption? The more hopeful way is either the iron fist, because it would treat both the old and the young together; or God should deal with us the w ay He… Read more »

Mike
2 years ago

We need a leader like Paul Kagame

Kenny
Kenny
2 years ago

On this one i can agree with the chief.

Parksiyo
2 years ago

Not dictator but strong leader. There is difference between the two!

Madala Madala
Madala Madala
2 years ago

Do you mean what you are saying, Kyungu? You have already forgotten what it means to be under a dictatorship? How about if the dictator himself is corrupt ( c.f. Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe )? What we need is political will and strict adherence to the rule of law. We have got all the requisite laws in place to stamp out corruption, we only have to follow them to the letter. In Malawi even a weak leader who’d follow the rule of law would stamp out corruption. Unfortunately as at now we have a weak leader who has no clue in… Read more »

Perekamoyo
Perekamoyo
2 years ago
Reply to  Madala Madala

How about if the dictator himself is incorruptible then I guess a dictator would be better placed to curb this corruption

che nnungu
2 years ago

Very true Paramount Chief. We need to be ruled with an Iron fist. Otherwise its too much

Adada
Adada
2 years ago

Amalawi sitichedwa kuiwala

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