30 September 2016 Last updated at: 6:15 AM

‘Corruption holding Malawi back’

John Chisi

Chisi; wants to meet APM.

…Chisi, Hellen Singh want to meet APM

Corruption has been described as the major cause of the economic challenges Malawi is experiencing it has been claimed.

According to Director of Institute for Policy Interaction Rafiq Hajat, Malawi can develop if citizens find a possible solution to corruption happening in government ministries and other public offices.

Hajat was commenting on the request by John Chisi President of the of Umodzi Party and United Independence Party leader Helen Singh that they want to meet President Peter Mutharika to discuss how to end the malpractice as a country.

Speaking to one of the local radios, Hajat said the meeting of the president and opposition leaders will be productive since the results from the discussions will benefit Malawians.

Rafiq Hajat

Hajat: The meeting could prove vital.

He added that government should concentrate on promoting and improving health, agriculture and economic standards in the country rather than plundering the public resources.

“Corruption is bringing a lot of challenges and problems like poverty, hunger, shortage of drugs in public hospitals just to mention a few,” said Hajat.

For a long time Malawians have been complaining about plundering of public finances in public offices such as ministries and district councils as well as theft of drugs in the public hospitals.

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