More lip service from Mutharika on corruption

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Malawi President Peter Mutharika has told the nation and those involved in any corrupt activities that nobody will like the war he is to fight in the year 2017.

Mutharika said this in his 2016 end of the year presidential address on Saturday.

The president said the fight against corruption is to take a different pace in the year 2017 as he knows there is corruption in public service, judiciary, national assembly, civil society, local assembly and nongovernmental organisations.

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“Our fight against corruption will take a different pace in 2017, and some of you will not like my war. I want to thank all Malawians who are concerned with corruption, your concerns are my concerns,” Mutharika said.

He further praised Malawians who reject, resist, and report corruption.

Mutharika however claimed that his critics are making every effort so that his government should be perceived as the most corrupt in the world.

“I know there is both patriotic and political motives to the debate on corruption, but this is the bottom line. Fighting corruption is a long road war, every war is fought in a battle and so far we have won all court cases on cashgate, more battles are in or on the way to the courts of law, the war against corruption is on and we will win it,” he explained.

Mutharika also thanked all Malawians who made 2016 a success in its own way and thanked the police for providing national security and for reducing crime.

Critics have however claimed that the president is not serious about fighting corruption as evidenced by his reluctance to fire ministers suspected to be involved in cashgate.

Mutharika’s government also shot down a bill in Parliament that would have ensured a more independent Anti-Corruption Bureau.

 

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  1. Most Malawians are sooth sayers, they are able to know how APM will work in 2017 despite himself promising to do ABCD. Let us cross the bridge then give him marks.

  2. Osanena kuti magetsi sazathimanso bwanji? Or patachitika katangaleyo ife akumudzi sitionapo vuto,tangotiyatsilani magetsio ndalama tipanga tokha

  3. Muthalika is a liar. How many times have you promised to fight corruption? Are you now going to arrest your 7 Cabinet Thieves? Maize Scam, are u going to arrest Chaponda? You are still a Failed Man in Malawi.

  4. Corruption is the oil of everything, the so called presidents rhetorically campaign against corruption when themselves are beneficiallies of corruption, and the corrupt practices Act itself is vague and obscure, the good example is the case of Friday Jumbe and Philip Bwanali Challenged the Act itself when they were arrested on some corruption charge. Their challenge case on the validity of the corrupt practices Act is still unresolved, so just imagine, if our president now is failing to arrest / to remove George Chaponda in his cabinet because Chaponda is involved in corruption allegations and everyone is aware about this, and some government officials were and are also still involved in this isue of corruption, injustince is also corruption, after all our president is doing nothing, he is just promising us that he will root out corruption, do u think he will really do that?

    • Hehehe….which court?…..our judicial system, ACB, Police etc were all politicised, they are only successful at stopping the poor only while the rich and politicians are violating the laws, corruption its like their everyday food!

    • @ the same time we have been seen those people charged just few years imprisonment yet they steal alot bilions, while somebody store just K35 thousand has been charged alot of years imprisonment, is that what you call justince?

  5. When u say corruption,what do u mean?, pano ndikulembamu abale ndi makolo aku Zomba mtonya, kwa Chikowi,akulephera kugula fetereza wa makopon , akukakami zidwa kuti azionjezera 3000-5000 pa thumba,speech iyi, ndi chipongwe kwa anthuwa!, kaya!!!.

  6. President wavomereza kuti katangale alipo nde mbuli zija m’mati mafumu zija zimakana chani? DPP is full of thieves nde inu anyamata a mikanjo muzibakira President?

  7. Chaponda is at the center of cashgate,infact chaponda is the worst minister in History,He oversaw the purchase of maize from Brazil whereby he made away with his PACKAGE,even Eygptian Ambossador wanted to Meet APM to spill the beans about the scam but the Eygptian Deplomant was SERIOUSLY Blocked by Dpp Mafias Mpaka adangozisiya,ZAMBIA MAIZE again chaponda was at the centre of the SCAM,”ZAMBIA GATE” Mpaka ADMARC GOT AN INJUCTION STOPPING TIMES NEWS TO PUBLISH THE SYNDICATE, and who suggested for injuction ? yes Your guess is just as mine,Uncle chaponda was at the helm of the scandle and knew once the Documents are published in the News he would be caught PANTS DOWN,Shame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Amalawi Njalayitu ena akulemeranayo!!!!! GULU LA UNCLE CHAPONDA,Nda apm akamati sakuziwa za corruption UNDER HIS WATCH, i fail to believe him,and one wonders kuti MWINA AKUDYA NAO AND Where is the integrity in his cabinet? and where is patriotism in his cabinet? Does his much Touted Four conner stone MOTTO Applies to only citizenly and not including his cabinet? If Uncle chaponda akuba chonchi kuli bwanji ali mtsogoleri wa dziko? Until the 7rotten,Disgusting, shameful,unpatriotic,ministers are fired and fully investigated and BROUGHT TO BOOK OF LAW,its only when we shall Trust you apm.AND CHI MBC CHANUCHO chimabowa parading poor chiefs to castigate those with different opinions, let me remind you that it is run on our TAX

  8. Vuto lomwe lidapezeka kumalawi ndilakuti president saulula chuma chake chomwe alinacho asadayambe ntchito nde mona ngati angadziwike bwanji kuti ndimbamva.Tangoganizan munthu ndi mtsogoleli wadziko atasowetsa ndalama zakunja mpaka ukagulanazo manda mmalo mothandizila dziko nde zinazi tiyen tizingovako.galu uyu muoneni mnthumba mwa njanjali wavala muzipeza ndalama

  9. CONGRANTS my fellow malawians for being #9 on the poorest nations in the world.This is no min achevement.52yrs of freedom,poverty and corruption….. once again congraturations.

  10. Ngati plesident wanena kuti athana ndinchitidwa waziphuphu muchakachi tiyeni timuonelele koma sikuti uthe mau wanva iwe malawian

  11. It Gives Nosense.Shupitiiii My Whatsapp Failing To Oparate Since 00:30 Am Today,ili Ndi Bvutonso La Boma,pliz Make Sure My Whatsapp Is Ok Without Update Mwamva.And My Facebook Lite Same Scene,nde Musandikwiyise Mwamva A President I Need My Whatsapp Soon.Kkk Zikafika Apa Malawi Ngovutadi,nanga Ndi Whatsapp Is It Presidency Fault,yea Yea Yea,acondingly If Ministry Of Communication Failing To Check Up.O Kaya

  12. President wavomereza kt katangale alipodi km adakanena mau amenewa Dr chakwera , timafumu musongozedwa ndi mbuli yaikulu mfumu Lundu bwezi MBC tv ikuonesa inu lero ndi Philip business kukanisisa kt boma ili katangale mulibe mbuzi za mamfumu mikhanjo valevale

  13. Ngati akulephera kugwira Joyce Banda Ku South Afruca, akuopapo kanthu aDPP, akubitsiranso ndunazo akudziwapo kanthu a DPP.
    Boma la DPP ladzadza ndi mbava zenizeni zomwe zikulemerera pa thukuta LA a Malawi,
    Malawi sadzasintha, dikirani kugwa kwa boma na ngatidi apitiridze Mtalika yo kulamulira Malawi.
    Ndiye kutiuza zoti 2016, athetsa corruption, ndi bodza a Malawi a nzeru inu musatengeke ndi mphepo ndi bambo ameneyu.
    Kuika patsogolo ntchito yotukula chuma ndi miyoyo ya a Malawi zamulephereka, bola Bakili Muluzi.
    U president wobera si uwo tsopano!
    Zachisoni.

  14. I think all presidential speeches should go to the PAC first 4 scrutiny b4 the president teks it to the citizens. ikakhala mbwerera ngati izi aziibweza. ikakhala yanzeru PAC should give a go ahead.

  15. Mbava zokhazokha sizingamangane akuopa kuti akatelo nayeso awululika paja wapatsindwi anawulula wapadzala agalu inu my vote I can’t vote for you mapwisi a president masapusi mxxxiwww

  16. george chaponda is a godfather of corruption in malawi. Peter fears of being bewitched if he fires him because george is a wizard.

  17. iwe wa malawi24 uzayime 2019 wamva!!!uli pa ntchito chosokoneka mindset ya anthu cholinga anthu aziti nothing is being done!!mulungu akulangani,,,, osamakhala ndi bad mind!cholinga chako anthu apange comment zako zopusaz!!

    • Don’t make us vomit with your comment ,any 1 with 2 eyes can see that corruption is getting worse in Malawi so if u r benefiting from the corruption just shut up your mouth

    • I think u shud be the one to zip ur mouth coz its lyk u don’t knw what is happening+source of the problems Malawi is facing ryt nw!ur bizy commenting baseless+stupid comments and yet ur not even contributing a solution!Malawi is a poor country myb u hv 4got and currently goverment is using our taxes not donor support to run the affairs of the Malawians!!ndipo muone kt chiyambire APM kulamula ndima natural disaster’s angat achitika dziko muno?