President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika on Monday made a rarely confession that most of the government projects are marred with corruption.
Mutharika said this at police headquarters in Lilongwe when he officially received 100 police vehicles from the People’s Republic of China.
In his speech, Mutharika said he is tired of reports of corruption especially involving those handling government projects and he urged the Inspector General of Police Lexten Kachama to distribute the vehicles fairly.
“Police cannot function without efficient transport. I urge the Inspector General of police to make sure these vehicles are taken good care of and distributed fairly. I do not want any corruption in this; neither must I hear that the vehicles have been sold out dubiously.
“I am tired of corruption in this country. If I happen to catch such corrupt individuals, I will deal with them. Every project we are carrying out in this country, some selfish individuals want to get something out of it. That must stop,” he warned.
Mutharika’s warning comes barely days after it was revealed that his Chief Secretary Lloyd Muhara proposed for MK64 million to refurnish his office at State House.
The budget has attracted condemnation from all corners with right activists calling Muhara’s firing.