SYMPOSIUM; Lilongwe—November 23,2023 His Excellency the President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, on Thursday presiding over the Malawi Anti-Corruption Symposium in Lilongwe which attracted both local and international delegates as well as partners in the fight against corruption.
Chakwera, who when arrived at the Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC), embarked on a tour of pavilions mounted on the sidelines of the two-day symposium.
The symposium, which was held under the theme “Rethinking Anti-Corruption Approaches for Malawi 2063,” which goes well with Malawi vision and agenda for the country as well as the overarching guiding long-term national development plan for the country (Malawi 2063 Vision) which aspires a wealthy, self-reliant and industrialised upper-middle income economy by 2063.
The Indaba also attracted a diverse of stakeholders such as heads of Anti-Corruption agencies in SADC region and also Malawi’s vertical and horizontal accountability actors who started brainstorming on Wednesday.
The Malawi 2063 (enabler number 2) emphasises the need for effective government systems and institutions as a way of fighting corruption, among others.
President Chakwera has been lauded for his strong and bold efforts in the fight against corruption in Malawi since he took over government.
In July last year, President Chakwera launched a nationwide anti-corruption campaign which was hailed by many rights activists including the international community as a step forward in the fight against the vice.