The initial refusal of MPs to approve Martha Chizuma was widely seen as an attempt to protect themselves against a fervent anti-corruption campaigner. However, a public outcry forced the committee to revisit the finding.
- Widespread corruption will undermine efforts to strengthen the health sector and enhance public service provision.
- High government spending amid depressed tourism revenues is likely to increase Malawi’s uncomfortable debt burden.
- Evidence of continued corruption will deter international donors from providing much-needed financial assistance to the new government.