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Malawi Chiefs Warned On Corrupt Practices

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By Mercy Chirwa

Deputy Minister of Local Government, Halima Daud has asked chiefs to avoid corruption and political involvement, urging them to spread peace and love in their respective communities instead.

The remarks were made Monday during the elevation ceremony of Traditional Authority (TA) Malili at Lilongwe District Council Chamber.

She said the chiefs are custodians of peace so they are supposed to be exemplary to people they are representing while developing their area.

“The President is encouraging chiefs not to be involved inpolitics and corruption.They are being elevatedin order for them to work together with the President in developing their area show ever corruption and development do not go together,” Daud said.

The Deputy Minister asked the chiefs to warn their subjects that Covid-19 is real and they should follow all the preventive measures that have been put in place so that the virus must be defeated.

Deputy Minister of Defense who is also a Member of Parliament (MP)for the area, Jean Sendeza thanked government for elevating Traditional Authority (TA) Malili to Senior Chief, saying this would help promote development in the area.

“We will work hand in hand with the newly elevated chief so that good roads, clean water and electricity should reach in all the parts of our areas,” she assured.

The Newly elevated Senior Chief promised to work hand in hand with government in development activities.

Malili becomes the eighth Senior Chief to be elevated in Lilongwe.

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