Corruption is worse that Cancer
Minister of Justice Honourable Titus Mvalo has described corruption as worse than cancer as it kills masses and retards development.
Mvalo was speaking during the official opening of the National Anti-Corruption conference in Blantyre on 25th July, 2022, by His Excellency Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera.
The Minister said corruption propels inequality and socio-economic injustices as it favours the rich at the expense of the poor, who themselves do not participate in these evil deeds.
Mvalo hailed Dr. Chakwera for his commitment towards the fight against corruption as evidenced in increased funding to the Anti-Corruption Bureau-ACB. He said recently government allocated an extra 400-million Kwacha to assist the Bureau with investigation and prosecution of a number of cases it is pursuing.
He announced that his Ministry has embarked on a number of initiatives aimed at strengthening the legal framework in the anti-corruption drive. “My Ministry is working with other stakeholders towards the creation of a Financial and Economic Crimes court which has always been your dream. The Courts (Amendment) Bill 2022, which will allow for the establishment of the Financial and economic Crimes court, Mvalo said.”
He added that his Ministry is also facilitating the review of some sections of the Corrupt Practices Act to enhance the Bureau’s operations. He pledged his ministry’s support that through the relevant agencies, will not relent in its efforts of fulfilling the constitutional mandate of promoting justice, accountability, and transparency in the administration and use of public resources.
The two day conference starts on the 25th and ends on 26th July,2022.