- Category: Comment
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- Written by Nation Online
The revelations that have started to emerge of how some individuals and organisations abused systems and resources during the Bingu wa Mutharika regime should serve as lessons to all Malawians that impunity will never go unnoticed.
For instance, the story about one company being given the mandate to manage a vast area of land without any formal tendering process as required by law, is testimony that during the Mutharika regime, our leaders forgot that Malawi belongs to us all. This, we dare say, should never be the case again at any point in the history of our nation.
Malawi can develop only if impunity is dealt with once and for all and when we ensure that all systems we have put in place are being followed.
This is what developed countries the world over have learned to do and it has yielded positive results.
This is why as a media organisation, we feel duty-bound to expose such impunity not as personal vendetta against anyone, but because we are convinced that is the only way we can move forward in our efforts to develop Malawi.
The Mulanje Mountain and Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) stories, therefore, should serve as a lesson to those in authority now, to always tread carefully when it comes to managing our resources.
Our leaders should know that this country belongs to all of us and there is no room for abuse of systems or meagre resources.
We strongly urge government to thoroughly investigate these issues with the urgency and seriousness they deserve.