President Peter Mutharika has expressed his anger at the level corruption in the country and vowed to support the fight against the conduct in its totality.
Mutharika was speaking at police headquarters in Lilongwe on Monday when he officially received 100 police vehicles from the People’s Republic of China.
“I am tired of corruption in this country. If I happen to catch such corrupt individuals, I will deal with them. Every project we are carrying out in this country, some selfish individuals want to get something out of it. That must stop,” warned Mutharika.
Mutharika said corruption cannot be fought successfully without the involvement of the general public.
“Police cannot function without efficient transport. I urge the Inspector General of police to make sure these vehicles are taken good care of and distributed fairly. I do not want any corruption in this; neither must I hear that the vehicles have been sold out dubiously.”
The President’s remarks came just days after the country commemorated
The remarks comes after Malawi joined the rest of the world to commemorate International Anti-Corruption Day on December 9.
Meanwhile, development partners have urged government and the private sector to continue fighting corruption at all levels.NE