Malawi President warns corrupt Cabinet ministers: Chazama sworn-in to replace fired Kaliati

President Peter Mutharika has fired warning shots to corrupt cabinet mnisters, telling them he would never shield them.

Mutharika with the Chazama family

Chazama being sworn in as minister

His warning comes at a time the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) is accused of failing to prosecute George Chaponda, the former powerful Agriculture minister who is said to be connected to a maize scam the ‘maizegate’.

Speaking Tuesday in Lilongwe during the swearing in ceremony of the new minister of Civic Education, Culture and Community Development Cecelia Chazama, Mutharika acknowledged his government is accused of high level corruption.

“I would not hesitate to fire any corrupt cabinet minister,” he said.

He therefore told Chazama  – who replaced fired Patricia Kaliati – to serve the people without any trace of corruption but with respect.

“I would like to urge you to protect public resources and foster transparency and accountability. I appeal to you to desist from engaging in corrupt activities. As I have said many times, corruption is a menace in society and deprives the Government of the limited resources that are available for development programmes.

“The long arm of the law will take its course where one is found to be in conflict with the law. This is important in order to safeguard Government’s integrity and sustain the trust that Malawians have bestowed upon the Government,” said Mutharika.

Mutharika has resisted calls to fire seven cabinet ministers named in K294 billion during the Bingu administration, saying there was no evidence.

The President fired Chaponda after pressure from some sections of society.

Chaponda still gets immunity from arrest and prosecution.

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CHIMVQ
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DEAR MALAWIANS IF WE REALLY LOVE OUR COUNTRY LETS HUMBLE OURSELVES AND ASK OUR MAN OF GOD MAJOR PROPHET SHERPHERD BUSHIRI MAJOR 1 Phd TO COME AND HELP OUT COUNTRY NOW AND BEYOND THE MAN OF GOD HAS BOTH VISION AND WISDOM THE REST AT OUR RISK !!
winston msowoya
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Peter do not take Malawians as your punch-bags or dead-souls and if you think that you are more educated than all Malawians,you must be a harlequin of a misguided leader who had just been catapulted on to power through circuitous circumstances.How would you send a thief to catch a thief ?What legal steps have you taken to bring the greatest thief Chaponda to justice? Did you condemn your brother Bingu for stealing billions of public funds some of which he used in building personal bungalow while the majority surrounding this so-called SMALL WHITE HOUSE,are living in the hell of poverty… Read more »
Trendex
Guest

WHERE IS CORRUPT GEORGE CHAPONDA? WE DO NOT LIP SERVICE A PRESIDENT PITALA.

PETULOSHA
Guest

Kaliati mudzamulira in a Pitala.

How many DPP votes does Chadzama bring with her? Bwinotu bwino. ndindaletu izi.

corrupt president
Guest

corrupt president not ministers

Ebuka
Guest

So Kaliati was fired because she is Corrupt, tiuzeni kuti anaba kuti a President? You shielded Chaponda mpaka anthu atakupasa pressure lero mwadelela mzimayiyu, why cant you fire Nankhumwa and all other 7 Ministers

Achi
Guest

This is an old old song repeatedly sung by the very president every time he swears in ministers and judges.

Mlawians are indeed a dead lot. What makes you believe the utterances of the president?

PeterMustFall
Guest

Peter got jockes, all those corrupt ministers in his cabinet,…..nde akuti cha…..

leholonolo majoro
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kunda tsopano!!!!!!!!!!

kalongonda
Guest

Is the president trying to tell the nation that Kaliati was also involved in corruption? Then in his cabinet is there any uncorrupt minister?

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