PLO Lumumba lauds Chakwera on his fight against corruption

Renown and celebrated anti-corruption advocate and Kenyan Pan Africanist and motivational speaker on African issues, Professor Patrick Loch Otieno (LPO) Lumumba, has urged governance institutions in Malawi to ride on President Chakwera’s political will in stamping out corruption in the country.

President Chakwera meet Prof Lumumba
Prof Lumumba chat with Pres Chakwera

One of the greatest orators of this generation, Lumumba who met Chakwera on Thursday at Mtunthama State Residence, in the Capital Lilongwe, said:

“All across Africa, people complain that governments do not have a political will to stamp out corruption. You are lucky that you have a President who is not only willing to stamp out corruption, but has taken steps to stamp out the said corruption.”

Lumumba’s visit follows a request he made to President Chakwera, to have an audience with him after listening to Chakwera’s eulogy for late President Pombe Magufuli.

Speaking while in tears, a visibly emotional Lumumba told Dr. S. Efua Tata of Pan African Daily TV on March 27:

“The most powerful tribute ever made on an African leader is that of President Chakwera. It is a funeral oration that history must record as a funeral oration of all times.

“I have myself requested on that basis, to secure a meeting with President Chakwera. And my intention if he accepts my request, is for him to be in the forefront of the leadership of a new Africa.”

Lumumba told journalists at Mtunthama after the meeting, that he was glad he had finally met with Chakwera and that he has had an enriching engagement with the Malawi leader.

Their meeting, said Lumumba, touched on a number of issues critical to the continent which among other things included the need for African innovation in the areas of research and technology, good governance, economic recovery of the continent in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and many others.

“It does not make sense for example, for Africa to be importing vaccines from Europe, when we have Science institutions and research facilities that can enable us to produce our own vaccines,” said Lumumba.

Born on July 17, 1962, Lumumba an eloquent attorney at law served as the director Kenya of the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission from September 2010 to August 2011 and since 2014 Lumumba has been the director of the Kenya School of Law.

Lumumba is passionate about fighting corruption and has travelled around the world to make speeches against corruption.

This is not the first time Lumumba is in Malawi, he also was in Malawi in September 2019 for an African Conference on corruption and later he has had an interview with Brian Banda on Times Exclusive programme and was aired on Times Television.

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President Chisokonezo
15 days ago

It is sad that governance institution are not independent. Take the National Audit of Malawi. Very unfunded audit in the whole Africa, ACB has a funding not to its maximum. Last year received Abit an increase after complaining. But these institutions need to be proactive to fight fraud and corruption. In Norway the least corrupt country 10 percent of budget goes to governance institutions. So it UK and US

Mphatso M
Mphatso M
18 days ago

To God Almighty Be The Glory ! An audience with Professor Lumumba is always a great blessing to the African continent. Professor Lumumba is one of the rare and quintessentially African nobility, who has Africa at their heart. I am sure that Dr. Chakwera has learnt one thing or two, and that he has been ‘Magufulised’. Africa needs the likes of the late and former President of Tanzania, Rais John Pombe Magufuli ( May God rest his precious soul ). The rest of us children of the great Motherland, should learn, and endeavour to emulate the great and unique characteristics… Read more »

Baba Tunde
Baba Tunde
15 days ago
Reply to  Mphatso M

I lie your post until you brought in Tony Blair and Bill Gates. They’re both greater than your PLO Lumumba

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
18 days ago

Way forward.

Chamba
Chamba
18 days ago

Its too early for lauding each other. That is the problem with us, Africans. We like praise each other for nothing. Let there be visible change first.

Baba Tunde
Baba Tunde
15 days ago
Reply to  Chamba

We have to appreciate and applaud small strides and encourage those who are making visible efforts to do good. This gives motivation. In fact, it will be difficult for Chakwera to go back on his word coz he knows the whole world is looking up to him now. He ha a great chance to craft an enduring legacy as one of Africa’s great leaders who will be immortalised across it’s cities.
Showing appreciation is not bad. But jealous and pull him down syndrome like the one you’re displaying won’t take us anywhere!

gogo petulo
18 days ago

You are lucky Dr. Chakwera to have someone of Lumumba’s caliber who appreciates what you are doing in Malawi. Just hold your ead just high and fight corruption for you to leave behind a legacy.

Babulo
Babulo
18 days ago

The Malawi economy is going down the drain, recruitment in the civil service based is now based on tribal & party affiliations, the worst cabinet in the country is refusing to be dissolved, statehouse officials have become billionaires overnight with massive land acquisitions, a cabinet minister has suddenly become the largest grain exporter in Malawi.

What is lumumba taking about, he himself failed miserably to fight corruption in Kenya and was dismissed as director of Anti corruption commission.

Meeting of two failures.

Tingo
17 days ago
Reply to  Babulo

The media will mislead millions of people who can’t see what is happening on the ground in Malawi where cost of living has risen up more than the previous regime

Ngombwax
Ngombwax
18 days ago

For some reason, this PLO guy has really never impressed me very much. There is something a little phony about him I can’t quite place my finger on. Both PLO and Laz like to imitate the talking style of MLK Jnr sometimes, with PLO doing it a little too hard. Nothing sinister about that: imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. On a more serious note: it seems PLO was so impressed with Laz’s eulogy at the funeral of Magufuli that he sought his audience, which Laz has very quickly granted. The presidency is a very powerful position. If Laz… Read more »

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John chidongo
18 days ago

We Malawian we don’t only need fighting corruption all what want is fighting corruption and the country must move forward and develop. No matter Lumumba visite koma tikati Chakwera achoke achoka basi. Ngatinso a kadondowa samangidwa basi achoka plus akulemphera muzambiri.

ankhwinda
18 days ago

Chakwera wayamba bwino chachikulu ndichoti awonjezele moto asawasekelere achipani amusokonezela ma plan otukula dziko pamodzi ndi SKC

Moya
Moya
18 days ago

A revolution of African Union is way over due. We need this institution to be run by people who have a passion and calling to see Africa transform, those who believe Africa can change in our time and be a global leader in so many ways. Those corrupt rich millionaire’s also know as African presidents won’t help us running this institution. 99% of them are compromised. Lumumba i feel your mission. It’s an important one and an important for this continent. most people can’t understand the value of this pan african campaign. Africa is a sleeping giant and u are… Read more »

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