Renowned motivational speaker, Patrick Lumumba, has said he has always believed that President Lazarus Chakwera is capable of shepherding the people of Malawi to greater heights.
Thursday, the Kenyan met Chakwera at Mtunthama State House after which he commended the President for apparently taking a bold step in fighting corruption.
According to the anti-corruption crusader, Chakwera has demonstrated the political will in fighting the vice by directing that those implicated in the abuse of K6.2 billion Covid funds should be arrested.
Lumumba said such bold moves have earned Chakwera recognition in Africa and beyond.
The former Director of the Kenya Anti- Corruption Commission has urged Malawians and everyone else to rally behind the President as he fights a cancer that continues to cripple the country’s development.
“The fight against corruption is not an easy one. It is not for the faint-hearted and I can tell you that even as President Chakwera is making these moves, he is no short of people who are going to fight back.
“Corruption fights back; corruption accuses; corruption is a dragon that is not going to be easy to slay,” Lumumba said.
Beyond Malawi, Lumumba called on the need to have African countries collaborate and join hands in several areas including working together in developing a Covid vaccine from within the continent.
He said the virus has disturbed the continent, affecting several sectors including health, agriculture and tourism; hence the need for the countries to come up with new ways of doing things.
Presidential Spokesperson, Brian Banda, said Chakwera had a fruitful discussion with Lumumba during their private meeting.
Mathews Kasanda is a journalist who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from University of Malawi (The Polytechnic).
In 2015, Media Institute of Southern Africa awarded him the Best Print Media Education Journalist of the Year accolade.
He joined Times Group Newsroom in September 2019.