Don’t use law to frustrate the will of the people-UK speaks on Chizuma’s debacle

…… deeply concerned 

The law, Police and Judicial system should not be used to frustrate the will of the people, The United Kingdom has told Malawi Government.

Weighing in on the case of suspension of Anti Corruption Bureau Director General Martha Chizuma by President Lazarus  Chakwera, UKs Acting High Commissioner to Malawi Sophia Willits-King says His Majesty’s Government is deeply concerned.

“The UK has strongly endorsed the President’s anti-corruption drive and his consistent calls to respect the rule of law. However, the law, police and judicial system should not be used to frustrate the will of the Malawian people,” twitted the Kings representative to Malawi.

The UK top diplomat in Malawi said partnership with the Government of Malawi is based on mutual respect, and a shared commitment to democracy, the protection of human rights, and the use of public funds in the interests of the people. 

“In this context, UK is deeply concerned by recent events affecting the fight against corruption. Corruption takes Malawi resources away from the people of this country, destroys business, damages public service, traps the poorest in poverty, and undermines future economic growth,” she said.

The Diplomat added, “We share concerns raise by the Malawi  Law Society and other civic groups in relation to the pursuit of criminal charges against the Director General of the ACBMalawi  and her recent suspension.”

Her tweets are in line with USA Ambassador to Malawi who has told Zodiak Broadcasting radio they boycotted President Lazarus Chakweras event last week.

USA and UK are expected to sanction and issue travel ban to some of Malawi Government top officials in the coming days.

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