Mzikamanja Calls for Collaboration in the fight against Corruption

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By Antony Isiah jr

Chief Justice Rizine Mzikamanja has called on the public to be collaborative in its quest to fight against Corruption for the betterment of the public.

Mzikamanja made the remarks on Thursday in Blantyre at the start of the two-day Judiciary Asset Recovery Trainer Workshop, where the Director of ACB Martha Chizuma and Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Steve Kayuni and judges were in attendance.

The Training was organised by yhe Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC).

Mzikamanja said fighting against Corruption is not a personal duty but it needs collaboration.

Mzikamanja also reiterated that Malawi needs to move fast in recovering all assets that were stolen through Corruption and fraud and she said the Judiciary is ready to catalyse cases involving financial crimes.

She added that once the assets are recovered, they will assist in provision of social services in the country.

“We need to recover a assets that have been exported from this country through Corruption and theft. Once the assets are returned, they will assist in the provision of social services such as drugs in hospitals.

“Judiciary is ready but other players such as ACB and DPP need also to play their part. There is nothing personal in the fight against this vice,” said Mzikamanja.

Comesa Head of Governance, Peace and Security, Elizabeth Mutunga said they want to strengthen the region’s ability to recover assets as it has been the weakest point in the fight against corruption.

“We need to strengthen thus weak point so that those found in the wrong are not able to enjoy proceeds of their crime,” said Mutunga.

The State has managed to recover some assets from Cashgate convicts apart from getting vehicles involved in charcoal trafficking.

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