Minister of Local Government Lingson Belekanyama has warned chiefs in the country against any involvement in corrupt practices particularly when development projects are introduced in their areas.
Belekanyama sounded this warning on Thursday in Chikwawa during the installation ceremony of Traditional Authorities Kasisi and Makhwira in the district.
He said chiefs needed to be custodians and trusted stewards in implementation of all development projects.
The Minister urged them to not only actively participate in the projects, but ensure that the projects are of good and high quality standard.
Concurring with Belekanyama, Deputy Minister of Lands Abida Mia said it is through chiefs' positive participation in development that Malawi can truly register significant transformational development.