The Citizen for Transformation Movement (CFT) has expressed satisfaction with the stand President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has taken in fighting corruption in the first two years of his administration.
CFT Publicity Secretary Chimwemwe Maunde said this when the grouping addressed the media in Lilongwe on Thursday to give an assessment of Chakwera’s two year leadership.
Maunde said in the two years that Chakwera has been at the helm, the country’s graft busting body has been empowered both financially and physically as it has been left to run independently without political interference.
“During the past regime you could not find a situation where a serving minister would be arrested in connection to corrupt dealings.
“In this administration we have seen serving cabinet ministers answering corruption related charges and being stripped off their ministerial portfolios. This demonstrates that the president is fighting corruption as he is shielding no one,” said Maunde.
Maunde has stressed on the need for speedy trials of all the corruption related cases that are before ACB including those in which the country’s vice president has been implicated.
“We call upon ACB to fast track prosecution of these cases as they have brought anxiety among Malawians. Let these cases reach their logical conclusions within the soonest time possible.
“To the government our appeal is that ACB should be provided with all necessary support to ensure that it operates smoothly,” said Maunde.
CFT is a grouping that was formed prior to the fresh presidential election and it’s leader is Timothy Mtambo Malawi’s Minister of Civic Education and Nation Unity.