President Professor Peter Mutharika has pledged government’s support in the fight against corruption in the country.

The presidents made these remarks when he was presiding at Anti-Corruption Day at the Grand Palace Hotel in Mzuzu.

For the first time government had increased the budget allocation for the Anti Corruption Bureau by 167% in the 2014/15 national budget, revealed Mutharika.

“Corruption is the number one enemy,” said Mutharika.

The President further assured all citizens that massive looting of public resources at Capital Hill known as Cashgate will never happen again

The leader further said there will be no witch-hunting in the fight against corruption as responsible bodies will be left to operate independently and professionally.

The President said there will be no sacred cows and untouchables in the fight against corruption.

He urged the media to expose perpetrators of corruption through investigative journalism.

The President added that huge financial savings from corruption could be used for the socio-economic development of the country.

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