Commonwealth Hails Malawi President Mutharika for Fighting Corruption

By Deogratias Mmana, Malawi News Agency in New York, USA

The Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland has commended President Peter Mutharika for his commitment to fight corruption and climate change in Malawi.

Scotland held bilateral talks with Mutharika on Tuesday during the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York.

“The country launched Anti-Corruption Initiative and from that the Commonwealth launched Anti Corruption benchmarks which will be discussed in Srilanka at a conference of law ministers,” said Scotland in an interview after the meeting.

Scotland also commended Mutharika for his commitment to fight climate change. She pledged the Commonwealth’s support to Malawi in the fight against climate Change and its effects.

“I would like to commend His Excellency for giving all his support to these initiatives. His Excellency is committed to the fight against climate change.

“There is bad impact of climate change on the world and Malawi is not absent from the list,” said Scotland, commending Malawi for her efforts to make the country more resilient to climate effects.

“We are committed to doing everything to seek ways of making countries more resilient to climate change,” she said.

On his part, Mutharika said the meeting with Scotland was fruitful.

“We discussed corruption, climate change, development, energy, education, technical assistance and future cooperation. The Commonwealth is doing a lot. The meeting was fruitful,” said Mutharika in an interview after the meeting.

Scotland and Mutharika are attending the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York which is under the theme: “Galvanising multilateral efforts for poverty eradication, quality education, climate action and inclusion.”