Transformation Alliance urges Peter Mutharika to deal with corruption


Political pressure group Transformation Alliance (TA) has called on President Peter Mutharika to deal with corruption and other social ills in the country.

TA Chairperson, Moses Kunkuyu, was speaking at a press conference in Blantyre on Wednesday.

Kunkuyu said evidence of corruption ranging from the K236 billion Cashgate, misappropriation of funds in district councils and the suspicious Zambia maize deal call for the president to change his leadership approach.


“Mutharika should stop treating some of his ministers as sacred cows on issues of corruption. The president has not shown genuine passion to curb corruption this encourages those close to him to plunder public resources,” he said.

Kunkuyu doubts the relevance of the Anti-Corruption bureau (ACB) and other legally backed institutions, saying Mutharika has shown that he does not trust them by instituting a Commission of Inquiry to investigate the maize deal.

Kunkuyu further sai Mutharika should direct the Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) to slash down prices of maize which it hiked from K5, 000 to K12, 500 per 50 kilogrammes bag.


He said Mutharika announced that he directed Admarc to raise the price of maize as it was imported using bank loans but the ongoing parliamentary joint committee investigations show the contrary.

“At the rate things are going in the country, Malawians will seek legal remedies as provided for in the constitution like asking the Parliament to commence impeachment procedures because there are serious leadership questions here,” he said.

Malawi slumped on the Corruption Perception Index by Transparency International from120 in 2015 to 112 in 2016.

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