Corruption impeding Africa’s economic dev’t – Joyce Banda

The former President of Malawi, Joyce Banda, has challenged leaders across the African continent to be morally upright, shun corruption and serve their countries.

Delivering a lecture at the Cape Coast University in commemoration of the 4th anniversary of the death of late President John Evans Atta Mills, Madam Banda said corruption is impeding social and economic growth on the continent.

She stated that, leaders on the continent “have become corrupt, they have become enablers of corruption, fraud and social vices”.

She therefore called on African leaders to shun corruption and embrace the principles of servant leadership.

“Political corruption arising from the failure of embracing the principles and tendency of moral and servant leadership are cited by many vehement scholars and experts as a major impediment to social economic development and attainment of fair, just and progressive society.”

She believes that “ethical conduct guided by moral principles , righteousness, selflessness and personal integrity gives legitimacy and credibility.”

Ms. Joyce argued that corruption when dealt with, will significantly improve the social economic development of citizens.

By: Kuukua Buahin/