Vice chairperson of the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (Pac), Kamlepo Kalua has claimed that unless a corrupt free president is elected in Malawi, corruption will never end in the country.
Kalua who is also Member of Parliament for Rumphi East constituency was speaking on Tuesday as he was reacting to the progress of corruption cases in the country.
The parliamentarian said it would be very difficult to see the vice coming to an end in Malawi because even the leaders who are expected to handle such issues are also involved in corruption.
“There is more corruption happening out there and I could tell you that the Anti-Corruption Bureau is too small to handle such cases. There is need for a new leader who could not be involved in such scenarios of eating people’s money and corruption could end in the country at the end of six months,” suggested Kalua.
He added that unless something tangible happens on the corruption issue in the country, Malawi’s reputation abroad will still remain poor.
Recently, the United Nations (UN) condemned the increase in cases of corruption saying the vice is negatively affecting the country’s development.