"The cry of the poor gets louder and louder in Malawi each day"-Catholic Bishops
The Catholic Bishops have questioned the government's approach to fighting corruption, claiming that "the cancer of corruption has now almost become an accepted way of doing things in Malawi."
Malawi: The Catholic Bishops in Malawi have questioned the government's approach to fighting corruption, claiming that "the cancer of corruption has now almost become an accepted way of doing things in Malawi."
In the pastoral A CALL TO HEARKEN TO THE CRY OF POOR MALAWIANS, issued on 10 October 2022, the Catholic Bishops said: “We have in the past strongly spoken about the vice of corruption and how it is steadily gaining rooted in our society. It is causing havoc across several arenas of governance and service provision. In line with the Tonse Alliance campaign promises, Malawians expected the Government and relevant agencies entrusted with leading the fight against corruption to decisively and effectively combat this social ill that has become a cause for worry.
“The way the fight against corruption is being waged is posing more questions than answers: Is there a serious cooperation and coordination among government institutions mandated to deal with corruption? Why is there lack of noticeable progress on many corruption cases that involve the politically and business connected? Why are there long delays in any action being taken in response to reports submitted by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to the relevant authorities? Who is being protected? Whose interests are being served? Are the seemingly public actions against the graft done in good faith or are they meant to serve the hidden political interests of a few?”
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