The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has underscored the importance of engaging youths in the fight against corruption saying their involvement is key towards curbing the vice in the country.
ACB Director General Reyneck Matemba said this on Sunday in Karonga during the commemoration of the international Anti Corruption Day which falls on 9th December each year.
The director general said there is no better way of fighting the vice of corruption than to involve youths who are the leaders of tomorrow.
“If we can elicit the support of our youths in the battle against corruption then our dream of becoming a corrupt free Malawi in the next 10 years will become reality,” Mathemba said.
According to the ACB DG, youths represent a critical mass that can be effectively leveraged to fight corruption hence reaching out to them with messages.
“Let’s not just leave fighting corruption to ACB but the fight is for all of us especially the youths as the future of this country is in their hands therefore we all need to work together to reverse the current levels of corruption,” he appealed.
In his remarks, Paramount Chief Kyungu, bemoaned the continued plundering of public resources a situation which he says is holding the country from developing.
“Unlike natural disasters corruption is a social problem as it does not emanate from uncontrollable forces or incurable viruses because it is caused and promoted by us therefore it can be stopped by us and no one else,” he said.
Activities during the event included traditional dances, drama and a football match between TNM Super League side Karonga United and northern region Premier League side Chilumba Barracks spiced up the commemoration of the Anti-Corruption day.