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Cassim Aubi

Cassim Aubi

For the past five years, Transparency International's corruption perception indices have consistently ranked Malawi as one of the most corrupt countries, with scores below 40 percent annually.

It is an open secret that Malawi is among the countries that continue to lose a lot of public resources to corruption despite the National Anti-Corruption Strategy II establishing the Institutional Integrity Committees (IICs) which were meant to deal with the vice.

The 2023 Corruption Perception Index as reported by the Transparency Index showed that Malawi scored 34 points out of 100, meaning the country still has a lot of work to do in the fight against corruption.

Stakeholders have implored chiefs and other local leaders to use their powers to influence community members to be a part of climate action for the country to effectively deal with deforestation and other human activities that continue to harm the environment.

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is poised for another legal hurdle in its quest to replace leader of opposition Kondwani Nankhumwa with George Chaponda following the expulsion of Nankhumwa from the party.

About two and a half decades ago, the graft busting body, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) opened its doors in the country, marking a new chapter in the fight against corruption in Malawi.

It is an undisputable fact that corruption remains one of the major threats to the country’s development aspirations and stakeholders have been calling for joint forces to deal with the vice.

Over a decade ago, Aubrey Mwale, a small holder farmer from the area of Traditional Authority Mlumbe in Zomba had high hopes that the construction of a meat processing factory building for his Bwaila  Meat Cooperative by the government would transform his community’s economic status.

The ministry of education has challenged young people undergoing various computer and ICT skills improvement trainings to ensure they are establishing their own companies that would help the country achieve the much touted digital transformation agenda.

For close to two years, 42-year-old Sharifu Chiunjiza from Mbalameyanyengo village in the area of Traditional Authority Kaphuka in Dedza district in Malawi has been receiving treatment for tuberculosis (TB) after being diagnosed with the disease in 2022.

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