Linda Kwanjana- Malawi Exclusive
Mustapha Hussein, a renowned Political analyst from the Department of Political and Administrative studies at Chancellor College has commended the efforts of President Chakwera in fighting corruption.
Mustapha was responding to questions regarding the recent Press Release from the office of the Attorney General, under the heading “Termination of contracts involving Zuneith Sattar’s business entities and debarment from public procurement,” in which government has with immediate effect terminated all contracts connected to business man Zuneth Sattar’s entities and has also debarred them from public procurement.
In an interview Hussein said there so much political will from President Chakwera to clear the rubble, as the President had alluded to during his inauguration speech.
Mustapha said, “You may be aware that President Dr Lazarus Chakwera suspended all the District Commissioners in this country and on top of that the President appointed Martha Chizuma as Chief of the Anti-Corruption Bureau in order to make these bodies independent and effective,” Said Hussein.
“For the first time in the history of our country, we have seen Government fully supporting the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) and for the past six months ACB has employed 60 investigators to ensure speed investigations of cases,” he said.
In October last year, Britain’s anti-corruption authorities, alongside Malawi’s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), arrested Sattar, alongside several associates in the United Kingdom and Malawi, in a joint operation, raiding homes and offices belonging to the Malawi born business man both in Malawi and in the UK.
The action from the Attorney General’s office follows months of investigation by the Malawi Anti Corruption Bureau and Britain’s National Crimes Agency (NCA).