'Malawians are your bosses, not your subjects' - President warns appointees

Chakwera Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera

Mon, 31 Jan 2022 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Lazarus Chakwera, president of Malawi has warned appointees against corruption during a partial swearing-in of ministers.

Speaking over the weekend days after announcing a new government, Chakwera said he will not shield any appointee found guilty of corruption.

"Corruption comes in many forms and there are many opportunities to succumb to it in this country.

"But you must resist it at every turn because if you do not follow the law, the law will follow you and if you think that I will use my office to save you from facing the law you have broken, then you are gravely mistaken", he warned.

He added: "you are here to serve, not to rule or boast. Occupying high office is not a licence to act high and mighty. The people of Malawi are your bosses, not your subjects."

The president last week sacked over dozen ministers when he announced a new government after dissolving the last cabinet over corruption concerns.

A number of corruption related arrests have been made in the last few months with civil society groups mounting pressure for government to act decisively.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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