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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16 thoughts on “Malawi President warns corrupt Cabinet ministers: Chazama sworn-in to replace fired Kaliati”

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  2. winston msowoya says:

    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 and hopelessness?Peter,you are a damn lier it is a shame and unbelievable trend that Malawians who are decently cultured to be led by a rogue like you.Malawians,2019 is your LIBERATIION YEAR,WE MUST NOT ALLOW MUTHALIKA AND HIS GANG OF HOODLUM S TO LEAD US ANYMORE,ENOUGH IS IN ENOUGH.I think some of you have seen a South Africa female MP just recently the way how she expressed her courageous and brilliant views over Zuma’s obnoxious and shamefull leadership,this is what our women MPs must do,they were elected to represent and defend the rights of their electorates without fear or favour.This is the job of our MPs and not to dance or hob-nobbing the leaders like what they did to their human-god Hastings Banda.ALUTA CONTINUA!!!!!!

  3. Trendex says:

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

  4. PETULOSHA says:

    Kaliati mudzamulira in a Pitala.

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

  5. corrupt president says:

    corrupt president not ministers

  6. Ebuka says:

    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

  7. Achi says:

    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?

  8. PeterMustFall says:

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

  9. kunda tsopano!!!!!!!!!!

  10. kalongonda says:

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

  11. VIYELE BOYS says:

    Bwana President, nthawi zina check your words. Was A Kweni dismissed because of being corrupt? If yes, so she is the only one in this rotten cabinet? I hope you are not saying ” Yes, I know that All my Ministers are corrupt and thieves, But, they are mine except for this rebellious Kaliati”.

    Tiyeni nazo Bwana.

  12. Cindy says:

    Hahahahah SHOTS FIRED!! boooom KALIATI!! It was high time she was under pressure, especially insulting peveryone lower than her position.. Congratulations to Chazama on the new appointment!! we wish you well..

  13. che nnungu says:

    The President himself is corrupt. What does he expect of his Cabinet ministers

  14. zangaphe says:

    Does the President implore that Akweni Pat was Corrupt and he has replaced her with uncorrupt person. Is this the message he is sending to the world

  15. Nyambalo says:

    Mutharika is a liar. There are several corrupt ministers in his cabinet. Nankhumwa conceeded that he got money from Macra for consultancy. Where on earth have you heard a minister providing consultancy services to an organisation that falls under his ministry? This is pure corruption and theft.

  16. grape says:

    Laughable utterance that can not be matched with tangible actions.

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