Oxfam congratulates the University of Malawi on the launch of the Centre of Excellence in Ethics and Governance (CEEG). The Centre’s vision is to become a leader in Ethics and Governance in Africa through training, research, advocacy and community engagement.
At the core of its work, the Centre seeks to address perhaps one of the greatest challenges that faces Malawi today: the loss of moral capital. The manifestations of this are high levels of bribery, corruption, inequality, deteriorating service delivery, lack of fairness, lack of accountability and nepotism, among others.
The Centre intends to partner with key governance institutions such as the National Planning Commission, the Anti Corruption Bureau, the Ombudsman, Malawi Human Rights Commission and the Law Commission in delivery of its work.
The Centre will also publish indexes on some key governance indicators. Key note speakers at the launch on Monday 9th September were Chief Justice Anastasia Msosa Rtd, British High Commissioner H.E Holly Tett and Chinese Ambassador H.E Liu Hongyang. The Guest of Honour Justice Minister Hon Bright Msaka, SC, MP applauded the University for this landmark initiative.
Quote of the day that summarised the significance of the work of the Centre will embark on: “A father who teaches his son to get into the house through the window, is bringing up a child who will never have respect for the door” – Dr Ben Wokomaatani Malunga, Director of Ceremonies. UK in MalawiUniversity of Malawi, Chancellor CollegeCollege Of Medicine(COM)Economics Association of Malawi – ECAMAMalawi Economic Justice Network- MEJNMISA Malawi Oxfam Oxfam Great BritainOxfam in Southern Africa