Chairperson for National Anti-corruption Alliance Moses Mkandawire says the current regime should go beyond the arrests to make sure that those who did wrong should face the rule of law as arrests linked to corruption have become order of the day.
Mkandawire told local papers that corruption cases should be conclusive.
“Fighting corruption there are several strategies and arrests are just one of them, so the government has just started and we should give them time to handle the situation at hand but for me fighting corruption goes beyond the arrests, we also need to consider the aspect of asset discovery for those who have stolen public assets.”
“We also have to deal with the aspect of awareness so that we should be able to change the attitude and behaviors towards issues of public management, corruption and fraud,” he said.
Meanwhile, leader of United Democratic Front (UDF) Atupele Muluzi also challenged state president Lazarus Chakwera to bring forward evidence on the allegations he made during his national address that about K1.3 trillion were looted during the Peter Mutharika led government.
So far, arrested figures include former Peter Mutharika’s personal bodyguard Norman Chisale, former Inspector of police, Peter Mukhitho, Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) Chief executive officer Collins Magalasi, MERA spokesperson Patrick Maulidi, Dorothy Shonga, former Escom Chairperson, Jane Mathanga and the company’s former CEO, John Kandulu have been arrested on charges of money laundering and interference with the procurement Act.
During campaign period, President Lazarus Chakwera and his vice, Saulosi Chilima repeatedly promised to deal with corruption once ushered into government.