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Malawi: Usa Applauds Chakwera’s Zeal to Stamp Out Corruption, for Maintaining Chizuma


The United States Embassy in Lilongwe has given thumbs up to Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera for showing abundant zeal concerted efforts and political will to stamp out corruption in the country and for subsequently maintaining the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) boss amid calls for her head.

The US in Malawi has applauded the Malawi leader for leading the way in the fight against a cancer that has been eating the country’s fibre of the society.

America’s heap of praise on the Malawi leader comes hot on the heels just a day after Chakwera spared the country’s graft-busting body, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Chief, Martha Chizuma from the chop after a Commission of Inquiry determined that the president takes an action against her over a leaked audio.

The US and other major donors and development partners including the UK and the European Union are all behind Chizuma and have publicly declared their commitment to support her in her role to lead the fight against corruption.

In a statement posted on its Facebook page, the embassy said it is pleased with Chakwera’s state of the nation address on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 which emphasized the ongoing commitment to fight against corruption in Malawi.

The United States says, as one of the major development partners, will continue to support those efforts to help Malawi achieve her development goals.

“The United States Embassy applauds President Chakwera’s speech today emphasizing the ongoing commitment of his government to fight against corruption in Malawi. We welcome the president’s important steps taken today to strengthen this fight.” reads the statement in part.

Addressing Malawians on the recommendations made by a commission of inquiry on the arrest of Anti – Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director General Martha Chzuma, Chakwera reiterated his stand that ACB and all stakeholders should adopt a new approach that involves all institutions working together in order to make corruption fight sustainable.