The Malawi leader President Lazarus Chakwera is scoring highly on his ending corruption signature Hi-five pillar as the US Embassy in Lilongwe applauded him for his serious commitment and determination to fight the vice.
The Embassy made the commendation in a brief statement released Wednesday after the President delivered his address to the nation regarding the steps his government had taken following the commission inquiry report into the arrest of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director Martha Chizuma.
The commission of inquiry found the then Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Steven Kayuni wanting and the president proceeded to relieve him of his duties in his address. He has since been replaced by Masauko Chamkakala, the former Director of the Legal Aide Bureau.
The worry even the diplomatic community had was on Chizuma as like most Malawians, they thought the President would also fire her as the inquiry of Commission report also found her wanting saying she lacked sound judgment when she broke an oath of secrecy in January last year in a tape where she was heard discussing with a third party about her work-related issues.
The President during the address stated that he was letting Martha stay put as he was already forgiven and spoke highly of his champion against the corruption fight.
In reaction, the US Embassy expressed satisfaction with the President’s speech pledging its continued support in the fight against corruption.
“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. The United States will continue to support these efforts to help Malawi achieve its development goals,” the statement read.