Chakwera assures Malawians of Malawi Wokomela Tonse
By; Vincent Gunde
His Excellency the President, Dr. Lazarus Chakwera, has assured Malawians that he will not let free those who played a part in the economic plunder, theft and corruption but to let the law take its course.
Dr. Chakwera says Malawi is blanketed by a culture of corruption saying he will offer full support to the State Vice President, Dr. Saulosi Klaus Chilima, who is the Minister responsible for Public Service Reforms in the job of fighting corruption for the history of corruption to be a thing of the past in Malawi.
He says he has discussed with Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Hon, Titus Mvalo to expedite corruption, theft and plunder of public resources cases without considering the offenders and political party affiliations.
Speaking to Malawians not as President in his National Address to the nation, Dr. Chakwera says no one will be above the law, everyone will be picked to answer charges committed by himself with no need for mercy and forgiveness.
Dr. Chakwera says the law enforcement agencies have to be in full swim, corruption has affected all sectors of the society, calling Malawians of goodwill to be witnesses by reporting such malpractices to the relevant bodies for full investigations with total security guaranteed for their protection.
’’If Malawi has a Government of corruption, all in one way or another have played a part, let’s all take part in fighting this corruption and protecting the country’s resources citing contracts awarding, which benefited a few people, politicians or close relative of the politicians and Indians attached to politicians’’, says Dr. Chakwera.
He says he is fully concerned with the syndrome of giving out allowances saying this is another form of plunder of public resources, hence a great need to stop this culture, government has lost a lot of money in the form of allowances assuring Malawians that this syndrome will be stopped in 5 months’ time beside it facing resistance from the beneficiary themselves.
Dr. Chakwera says he will reduce his presidential motorcades to not more than 10 saying his government will not procure new others to suit the incoming president as the case before, will use the very same vehicles used by the former President Prof. Peter Mutharika.