BY UCHIZI MBANGE
Deputy Minister of Local Government Halima Daudi has said traditional leaders in the country have a crucial law in fighting corruption as the practice derails economic progress in the country.
Daudi said in Mangochi on Tuesday, when she elevated Sub Traditional Authority (STA) Mtelera to full TA and Group Village Head (GVH) Moto to STA, that “corruption is President Lazarus Chakwera’s number one enemy.”
Said Daudi: “President Chakwera acknowledges the critical role chiefs play towards development, and is committed to always work with traditional leaders to develop Malawi.
“The newly elevated chiefs should therefore abide by the laws of the country when discharging their duties.”
Speaking earlier, both presidential advisor on chiefs Moses Kunkuyu and Mangochi district council chairperson Ivy Sande said the elevation of the female chiefs was phenomenal.
“During full council meetings I am sure that they will advocate for women empowerment to compliment what Senior Chief Bwananyambi is already doing,” Sande said.