Written by YAMIKANI SIMUTOWE
BLANTYRE (MaraPost)—Malawi President Joyce Banda says she ascended to presidency not to enrich herself but serve the interests of all Malawians regardless of their political affiliation.
President Banda has since challenged her critics to probe her should they think she is accumulating wealth from the public confers.
Banda was speaking in the capital, Lilongwe on Tuesday after laying a foundation stone for the Malawi Housing Corporation (MHC) and Henan Gouji Corporation of China joint housing project.
The President said she always works hard to take Malawians out of poverty because even if one amasses a lot of wealth when they die they would leave the world with nothing.
“I am challenging those who think that I am amassing wealth to go and check wherever they can to see if they can find evidence. We saw it for ourselves right here that no matter how much wealth one accumulates, when death comes, you leave everything behind,” said President Banda.
The Malawi leader’s comments follow revelations indicating that her predecessor, Bingu wa Mutharika, who died on April 5 2012, left an estate worth over K61 billion.
Mutharika’s wealth was mostly kept in Europe, United States of Malawi and Asia.