One of Africa’s Anti-Corruption figureheads, Patrick Lumumba has urged Malawians to rally behind President Dr Lazarus Chakwera in his fight against corruption if the country is to make strides in ending the vice.

He made the remarks on Thursday after Dr Chakwera and Lumumba had an interface meeting at Mtunthama State Lodge in Lilongwe.

Lumumba, who is also a well-known motivational speaker and legal practitioner said after a long time, Africa has (in Chakwera) seen a head of state standing firm to fight corruption from all fronts, including taking to task members of his own administration that are embezzling public resources.

This, the Kenyan said is a strong sign of an open political goodwill, which is a necessary ingredient in the fight against corruption.

“In many countries, what people, anti-corruption and prosecuting authorities complain about is lack of political will. The president has demonstrated this political will so that these anti-corruption authorities no longer have an excuse.

“What they need to do now is to ride on that crest of that will to prosecute the cases effectively, to adduce cogent evidence so that the judiciary has no choice but to convict on the basis of evidence that has been adduced,” he said.

The Pan-Africanist however, cautioned that the fight against corruption is not an easy one, not for the faint hearted and not a one man’s job.

The meeting dwelled on a number of issues critical to the development of the continent of Africa, like in the areas of tourism, agriculture, education, good governance and corruption.

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