Bishop Martin Mtumbuka of Karonga Diocese has warned youths against unsustainable thirst for money saying this is the root cause of corruption.
He issued the warning on Saturday in Salima during St Patrick’s Seminary Foundation annual general meeting.
He said: “It is a pity many young Malawians are going to jail leaving behind young families, parents and dependents destitute because they wanted to become billionaires overnight. Please be warned: there is no shortcut to riches.”
Mtumbuka said Cashgate, where billions of kwacha were stolen in government coffers, could be a result of lust for money.
Mzuzu Diocese administrator Fr. Michael Muwowo urged the youths to confront silent “theft of time,” which he termed the most widespread form of Cashgate.
“When you go to work late and knock off early or spend the whole day doing nothing job-related, that is Cashgate. You are stealing money from your employer who pays you to work for no less than eight hours per day,” said Muwowo.n