A political scientist in the country says there is a long way to go before government can convince Malawians that it wants to end corruption.
This is coming at a time when the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested former minister of agriculture George Chaponda and Director of Transglobe Rashid Tayub on allegations of corruption in the purchase of maize from Zambia last year.
Speaking in an interview with Malawi24, one of the political scientists in the country Wonderful Mkhutche said government has done well in the arrests but Malawians are waiting for results.
“Government still has miles to go before it convinces the nation that it is serious with the fight on corruption. So far so good. But the nation is still following how the case will end,” said Mkhutche.
He added that it was worth it for ACB to take time to investigate Chaponda.
“ACB needed all the time to find out facts on the case so that Chaponda does not need to be victimized. He has to be answerable to things there is evidence on. But finally a step has been taken by ACB and that is commendable,” he said.
Mkhutche further said Chaponda need to be answerable for his actions as there are concerns that government and the ruling party will protect him.