Mutharika for deterrent sentences to convicts of economic crimes: Malawi to introduce special corruption courts

Malawi should expect new sentencing guidelines on all manner of corruption offences to ensure deterrent sentences to all convicts of economic crimes, President Peter Mutharika promised on Friday, in a state of the nation address boycotted by the opposition, sending out a very clear message crack down on corruption.

President Mutharika: We need to expedite court cases on corruption.”

Mutharika said the country will introduce special courts to expedite cases on corruption.

“I maintain my zero tolerance policy against corruption, fraud, theft and other economic crimes, and wish to announce that we will introduce special courts to handle corruption cases,” Mutharika. “We need to expedite court cases on corruption.”

The President said the country’s economy has improved in the last five years and that his administration has delivered more development because “we are putting Government resources to public use instead of putting public resources in private pockets.”

He added: “We are fighting corruption and reducing abuse of public resources. It is a continuing fight and we will continue fighting.”

In the next five years of his second term, Mutharika promised strengthen the law by, among others, enacting deterrent sentences to convicts of corruption and economic crimes.

Mutharika warned that the country will not win the fight against corruption by politicizing it or by leaving the task to the government alone.

“We need to come together at every level of our society, in the private sector, in the public sector, in churches, in mosques, among religious groups and civil society organizations,” he said.

On the economy, he promised to continue with efforts to keep inflation and interest rates low, and comply with policy conditions on a $112 million International Monetary Fund loan.

Mutharika, 78, a former law professor, presided over improvements to infrastructure and a slowdown in inflation during his first five-year term.

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Smart Aunt Sally
1 year ago

I have been to Acapulco in Mexico and Singapore near Johor Bahru in Malaysia. Even if you dream in colour for five years, it will not be possible to turn Mangochi into Acapulco and Nsanje into Singapore. Great thing is, people in Mangochi and Nsanje are happy and do not want to be Acapulco and Singaporeans!

Phingo Walusa
Phingo Walusa
1 year ago

Iwe mbava No1, kubera zisankho is the most serious kind of theft!

Phingo Walusa
Phingo Walusa
1 year ago

“I maintain zero torelance…” the MK145m is zero, umaganiza ngati tonde wofula iwe eti! Bongololo!

#NotMyPresident
#NotMyPresident
1 year ago

A no brainer APM here, are you going to hire new judges just for corruption cases, are you going to build new courthouses just for corruption case. It will not solve the problem. The best thing here is to operationalize ATI so that we can catch the thieves

Njolo mpilu
Njolo mpilu
1 year ago

Stupid snorting old bastard why so many courts when you cant come out with the result of komishonas you sworn in regarding albinos!!!! Stupid fool with frozen ideas.
Mufuna munamize ndani? Why cant just goand let our side chick nurse those arms that look like grasshoppers legs [email protected] you even failing to lift a drinking glass of water!!! Thakati iwe

Cardet wotsutsa
1 year ago

Mupangenso khothi la anthu obera ma voti, kuti tikakutulutsani mukalonche ndiinuyo ndi a gwape anzanu anagwirisa ntchito Tepex wo.

Natty Prince
Natty Prince
1 year ago

Kungofuna kupusisa Amalawi pamene mbava ndiwe ndi amzako a dpp kodi umaona ngati ukuuza ana eti?mkulu iwe munthu oipa kwambiri mr Tipp-ex

Operation Chotsa Mbavaa
Operation Chotsa Mbavaa
1 year ago

What Zero Tolerance is he talking about…..ALL we saw was day light robbery, stealing n looting only in the last 5 yrs. He is contradicting his own statements…. by stealing billions of people’s money and he has the audicity to say that he n his thieves did not pocket the money. Does he really think we Malawians are stupid. If APM had any little bit of self dignity then he should resign immediately rather than embarrassing the whole nation. APM N DPP MUST FALL AT ANY COST. ENOUGH OF YOUR BULLSHIT N THIEFING. TATOPANAZO. MBAVAA ACHOKE BASI. Iwe mbavaa APM… Read more »

Galumtsukwa
Galumtsukwa
1 year ago

He is a hypocrite. Mmesa iyeyu conspired ndi ma Indians to defraud Malawians? Magalimoto anagulidwa ndi ndalama zakuba aja anabweza? Akufuna kupusitsa ndani iyeyu? And akusangalala kuti wachepetsa ma blackout. Really? Kodi nthawi ya Kamuzu kunali ma blackout? Ok chabwino ilo ndikale magetsi anali asanafikire madera ambiri. Kodi nthawi ya Joyce Banda kunali ma blackout? Kunkhani ya corruption kodi wankulu amene wamangidwapo chifukwa chakubedwa kwamafuta ku egenco ndi ndani? Alonda okha angabe mafuta okwana ma tanker 50 or more nkumapitiliza ulonda? Chimene ndikuona ndichakuti kubaku ndikoyamwira and its hard kut kulekeke. Nanga ena aja mmesa nawoso anatchuka ndikuba komweko? Malawi… Read more »

Truth
Truth
1 year ago

Uyambe wazimanga wekha iwe

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