No Lunch With Thieves: Joyce Banda’s New Order
Malawi President has gone five steps deeper in the fight against deep entrenched graft. She has hit the ground running with unprecedented combat against rampant transferring of public money by secret mafia networks powered by well trusted government employees, a no go zone by the previous rulers most of whom were beneficiaries of the evil vice.
Critics thought she was joking. She switched on all government machinery and declared no sacred cows to giant secret mafias. The result is good. Big sums recovered, rackets busted, fat cats arrested, political mood changed. Majority Malawians are in praises and demand even more.
The pilfering had grown to wicked levels the past years. No more lunch with thieves is now Joyce Banda’s anthem. Will Malawi be the same again? Obviously no!
Reciprocating to this, all government agencies are, tightening up to ensure no unnecessary side effects. It is never too late for Malawi’s best reforms.