Rampant corruption undermining Malawi’s growth, says African Union

The African Union (AU) has said the scale of the corruption in  Malawi —whether through public procurement, money laundering or public appointments—is undermining the future of the country’d  growth and development.

Ngomo : Corruption still rampant in Malawi

AU Southern  African Region Office (Sado)  delegate  August Ngomo  said corruption in Malawi is rampant and that it is stealing from some of the poorest people in the world.

Ngomo made the observation after a debate organised between Chinsapo and Mkwichi Secondary School last week where students were given a platform to air their views on how they view corruption in relation to development.

He said it is Malawi’s young people and future generations who will bear the brunt.

“ Corruption is everywhere and its problem is impunity. It is not only in government but also in the private sector . Those in power are protecting each other,” Ngomo said.

He also pointed out that  the youth should  be part of  of key stakeholders to take on this big challenge head on.

Acting  director for political affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Francis Mponda, agreed that the youth should be engaged in a  number of initiatives aimed at developing the nation “in line with the 2063 agenda” adopted by AU.

CCAP Synod of Livingstonia and Centre for the Development of People (Cedep) are on record saying that  s the worsening corruption in Malawi is due to “impunity and arrogance by the highest office and the passiveocratiness of Malawians”.

The church and Cedep observed that the situation has put the country in a crisis needing serious reforms to deal with the problem.

And recently governing Democratic Progressive Party legislator Bon Kalindo claimed corruption in government is worse than  that the Cashate plunder at Capital Hill under Joyce Banda administration.

President Peter Mutharika while acknowledging that there is widespread corruption in the country, has constantly denied reports that corruption is growing in the country and said it is just being politicised.

Mutharika said corruption exists in the private sector, judiciary, faith community and in the media.

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5 years ago

Mr President has already responded. He reckons corruption isn’t rising but is just being politicized and argues that corruption is everywhere and not just in political circles…….he casually states that there’s corruption in private sector, media, church etc. This is an argument from a whole president who claims to be an educated professor. It’s a lame response from an adult let alone a president of a country with a population of 18,7 million. To say that this is dissapointing is an understatement. The president has no plan to deal with rampant corruption which is killing generations and generations of Malawians.… Read more »

Kwacha midima
5 years ago

Ku Malawi kuno ndiye bvuto la katangale ndiye ili pachimake limakhala ngati dziko lakumidima lopanda president lopanda boma. For instance build a house pay ESCOM, waterboard to connect power for your home or water but without bribe nothing can be done. I mean every government or private sectors service delivery is done under bribe. One day I went to take police clearance at area 30 I spent 5hrs waiting till some one who came after me took his and told me to pay something to get it quick so sick of this shithole nation.

5 years ago

Mr. President, please reply to this.

5 years ago

Is this article written by a std 8 pupil? What’s up with all the wrong spellings? Very annoying to read.

5 years ago
Reply to  QueenB

But you have taken the point neh?

peace keeper
peace keeper
5 years ago
Reply to  QueenB

This is simply because you’re part of the corrupt elite.

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