The fact that Malawi is among world champions of corruption continue to anger many in the country with Catholic Bishop for Lilongwe archdiocese Tarcizius Ziyaye urging authorities to do more in curbing the malpractice.
In his homily during national prayers for commemoration of Malawi’s independence in Lilongwe on Thursday, Ziyaye acknowledged that Malawi is still failing to develop due to corruption.
He added that the country has done less for the development of its citizens due to mismanagement of public funds.
“When someone has stolen public money, he is a thief and he must be tried immediately,” said Ziyaye.
He faulted “selective justice” in the country arguing that efforts to “uproot corruption” are to be in vain.
Corruption is reported to be a barrier for Malawi to make strides on development, something that has led to claims that independence celebrations are good for nothing if citizens continue to live in misery.
Malawi on Thursday celebrated 53 years of self-governance. Britain handed over the leadership powers on 6th July, 1964.
This year’s celebration was centred on the theme “Thanking God for the Season of Plenty”.