Govt should not relent on punishing corrupt MPs

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A political scientist in the country has reiterated the need for government to take tough action against Members of Parliament (MPs) who are suspected to have mismanaged Constituency Development Fund (CDF).

This is coming at a time when the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has announced that it will start its investigations on the Members of Parliament suspected to have misused CDF funds.

During parliamentary meeting last month, minister of finance Goodall Gondwe revealed that 20 MPs misused CDF amounting to K80 million.

Wonderful Mkhutche

Wonderful Mkhutche: Punishing MPs will set a very good precedent.

Speaking in an interview with Malawi24, one of the political scientists in the country Wonderful Mkhutche said there is need for government to do more so that it deals with corruption in the country.

“We may commend government for this quick action, but experience tells us that justice is selective in Malawi. There are other cases we would like to see ACB and government taking a tough stand as well. Taking action on the MPs is not enough. There is a lot more to be done for government to be seen as taking positive action in dealing with corruption,” said Mkhutche.

He added that any form of corruption should not be tolerated since the mismanaged funds were meant for the development of the country.

Mkhutche further said that what is needed now is for the MPs to be investigated and if found guilty they should be prosecuted.

He also advised Malawians against electing corrupt politicians during elections.

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10 Comments

  1. Chaponda owns over 10 billion kwacha but boma lili duuu kumusiya adzidya nyama ndi kumamwa coffee ndi champagne koma wina adaba bankha ali ku ndende ya Zomba or Maula.

  2. Mwana piye kunyera m’nyumba anaonera Mayi ake…. Ndiye mayi ake akazasiya kunyera m’nyumba nao ma MP azasiya,, ndipo aziopa… Zisamakomere mbuzi mbuzi kugunda galu……

  3. They are the same goats lets not wait for any sound action, Malawi is never gonna solve its problems unless we its citizens take a very violent action towards these culpits.

  4. Its sad that the inaction on corruption will breed a corrupt citizenry coz people will go by precedents being set now. Who will blame who when its Likaomba whoteratu every were exams and

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