Reject corrupt leaders, Malawi deserves better ­— Speaker

Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya has appealed to Malawians not to clap hands for politicians linked to corruption.

Speaker of the National Assembly Richard Msowoya: The public should exhibit a high level of civil assertiveness to enable the country dispel bad policies and corrupt leaders.

He said Malawians, should, therefore, carefully consider all those offering themselves for elective positions in elections and only elect leaders of integrity who will seal loopholes in financial sector that has sent more and more Malawians into poverty and debt instead of deepening the country’s prosperity.

Msowoya, who is a Member of Parliament (MP) for Karonga Nyungwe constituency  and vice president of main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP), called on Malawi to  choose leaders who will eradicate corruption, punish government indiscipline, and conflict of interest that raises tax on essential commodities.

He  said this on Saturday during the Democracy Fair meeting organized by National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) at Mlare Football ground in Karonga.

“Let me ask you to stop entertaining corrupt elected leaders. It pains me when you entertain such leaders despite knowing that they are stealing your taxpayers money,” he said.

He further urged Malawians to stop receiving handouts from corrupt elected leaders but take them to tas

According to him, receiving handouts from such leaders is just the same as telling them to continue abusing public fund.

Malawi is in dire need of leaders who will lead from the front lines, be present and take charge and make the southern African nation the next powerhouse in Africa.

The Speaker  noted that corruption is a crime driven by greed and often perpetrated by individuals with low integrity and no regard for the welfare of others.

He said Malawi now needs  “leaders of integrity.”

NICE northern regional officer Vincent Kalawa said his organization through Democracy Fair that consist all organisations dealing with human rights and democracy issues will continue sensitizing the community to take to task corrupt leaders.

During the function, some quoters suggested that all elected leaders who abuse the public fund should be booted out.

Others who attended the meeting include some civil society organisations, councillors, traditional leaders and the community.

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He benefited the tractor. He thinks we don’t know. Tikuyalutsanitu

Ngalamayi
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Msowoya speaks the truth and gives good advice, but if those corrupt leaders are not made to face the law and punished, how will voters recognise them? Also, Malawi’s culture means that those lacking the education or integrity to think for themselves, they will just vote along tribal / party lines yet again…and 2019 will see more of the same.

haward.maloni@yahoo.com
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Zokuti akuba ndi a Dpp sukudziwa iweyo? Chilichonse a Dpp amakalowapo kaya company yanji iwo amakatenga kumeneko mboma ndiye osanena

Mario pei
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Reject even those who bought k35 million worth tractor for K5 million

oruta
Guest

Kodi mulib mphamvu yochotsa ma MP bans speaker? Ngati mulibe pepani. Paja ndinu a VP a MCP. Muzaziona ndiachina Mia and Wakuda Kamanga mukutengawo. Your MPs are on record to be abusing constituency devpt fund right there in Parliament. Which leaders are you talking about? Executive branch members only? Remove the speck in your eye first bwana wathu….

pitala
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he has given a general comment and yet others see ngatti kuti akunena iwowo

Makolija
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Even Chakwera wawoyo is very corrupt

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