25 August 2016 Last updated at: 2:03 PM

Kamlepo happy after Mutharika admits corruption

Member of Parliament for Rumphi East Kamlepo Kalua says he is happy since President Peter Mutharika has conceded that corruption is worse in Malawi now than at any point in the country’s history.

An angry Peter Mutharika on Monday railed against Malawians for having a habit of stealing everytime, everything, and everywhere.

Kamlepo Kalua

Kalua: I am happy

“Thirty percent of donor money goes into the drain and we cannot develop with such practices,” Mutharika said.

Reacting to the remarks, Kalua who has been accusing Mutharika of shielding cabinet ministers suspected to have been implicated in a cashgate scandal said he was happy with the admission.

“First, I could say I am very happy with the recent speech by the President Peter Mutharika where he has come publicly to say indeed in his government there is this corruption.

“He even went further telling Malawians that 40 percent of the national income is being squandered by the officials, ministries, ministers and municipalities,” He said.

Kalua also thanked God that the president knows corruption has worsened now than before and said that is what he was looking for.

The legislator was recently involved in a verbal war with Mutharika after the president asked him to reveal the names of cabinet ministers involved in multibillion Kwacha cashgate scandal. Kalua hit back at the president by saying that he does not take orders from Mutharika.

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