22 October 2016 Last updated at: 8:37 AM

Government reaffirms commitment to end corruption

President Peter Mutharika has reiterated his government’s effort to end corruption in the country.

Speaking at Kamuzu place in Lilongwe where he held a press conference, Mutharika said his government is making strides to curb the vice.

This follows remarks by some civil society organizations (CSOs) who said government is doing nothing to end corruption.

Peter Mutharika

Peter Mutharika – We want to end corruption.

But Mutharika said his government is now prosecuting those involved in the cashgate scam.

“It is a lie that government is doing nothing to end corruption in the country as we have now prosecuted a number of people,” said Mutharika.

He added that those who are saying he is shielding some ministers who were involved in corruption are lying as they have failed to bring the names of the ministers.

Mutharika then hit back at the CSOs saying those living in glass houses should not throw stones as some of the CSOs are corrupt. He also called on the organisations to account for the funds they receive from donors rather than complaining that government is doing nothing.

On the hunger that has affected millions of Malawians, Mutharika said government has bought maize from Zambia and he assured Malawians that no one will die of hunger in the country.

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