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My fight, Our fight; Corruption must fall!

News   Hazviperi Mbizi   December 4, 2019
PIC: The teams with ACB and other officials after the debate
In planning to commemorate the World Anti Corruption Day, which falls on December 9, The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) organized a students debate between Chancellor College (CHANCO) and The Polytechnic, which took place on Tuesday, December 4, 2019 at the Polytechnic Main Lecture Theatre.

Cosmas Khonje, Wezzie Mpuula, Chimwemwe M’baya and Mary Zolimba represented CHANCO while Polytechnic had Martin Manyozo, Effie Frezado, Grace Bwanali and Wongani Kaunda. The topic under discussion was; Are  Youth Doing Enough in the fight against corruption in Malawi?

Speaking before the commencement of the debate, the Director of Public Education of ACB Mrs Charity Mphande thanked the organizers of the debate and the participants by telling them that everyone is a winner, only that ACB would like to provide a platform for the youth to express their views on corruption.

The debate, which was sponsored by DFID, centres on this year’s Anti Corruption theme, which says, My fight, Our fight; Corruption must fall.

ACB’s Senior Public Relations Officer Mrs Egrita Ndala explained that the aim is to involve the youth by recognizing their views since they have a role to play in the fight against corruption.

“We are launching the National Anti Corruption Strategy which has incorporated the youth as a pillar while as in the past they had been included in other pillars,” Ndala said.

She further stated that they have decided to engage the youth because they are very important stakeholders because the youth represent the larger population in the country

The Polytechnic lecturer who was also the patron of the Polytechnic team, Focus Chiyembekezo Maganga pointed out that Universities are free societies that exist to further knowledge and offer solutions to the socio economic problems in the society.

“In so doing, we impact critical thinking skills to students and equip them and abilities to be problem solvers,” Maganga said.

He further highlighted that the debate provided a platform for students to critically look at the contribution of Malawian youths in the fight against corruption, and offer solutions on how the malpractice can be dealt with.

 

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