President Dr Joyce Banda has appointed Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) National Chairman Sheikh Idrissa Muhammad as one of the new members of National Integrity Committee (NIC), the committee which oversees the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy.
The committee was formed by former president late Bingu wa Mutharika.
Office of President and Cabinet (OPC) said President Banda appointed new members “following expiry of term of office of the old committee.”
The new committee comprises of Chief Secretary OPC, Hawa Ndilowe (executive) who would coordinate and implement activities of the NIC, part of efforts to halt rampant corruption in the southern African nation.
Other members are Joseph Chigona (judiciary), Rev Patrick Semphere (Media Council of Malawi), Voice Mhone (civil society), President of the Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry Mathews Chikankheni, Paramount Chief Kyungu, Paramount Chief Kalumbu, Traditional Authority Chikumbu and Francis Mkandawire of Evangelical Association of Malawi.
Other ex-official members are and Wezi Kayira Principal Secretary in OPC for good governance and Justice Renzine Mzikamanda (Anti Corruption Bureau director)
Much as we appreciate the current Government for its recognition of the Muslim Society, we still appeal to the MAM leadership to forge ahead with their rampant service deliveries for the interest of the Malawian Muslims who bring them into power. The interest of the Ummah should come first before any other interest let alone individual or personal benefits. That’s has been the trend of all Muslim leaders right from the Companions of our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
This I hope is what is what it is been achieved our country Malawi. As for Sheikh Idrees Muhammad, MAM’s Chairman, I would like to say congratulations for the appointment. I wish him to excel through his participation whist there for our country to come out of the bondage of “Corruption” insha-Allah.