Malawi Vice President Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima has branded university students as agents of social change.
Dr. Chilima made the remarks during a public lecture the Chancellor College Philosophy Department hosted on Tuesday under the theme “Addressing moral decadence – towards an effective compliance and ethics program”.
The self-styled Veep who is also celebrated as a contributor to the curriculum being currently used in the Master of Arts in Applied Ethics – a philosophical branch at the Chancellor College – a constituent college of the University of Malawi, stood his ground to instill the concept of molar decadence and its evils towards the society.
He said moral decadence has been a great cancer paralyzing various sectors of the country hence the need to deal with the challenge right from the higher learning institutions where potential and next office bearers are baked.
“Various sectors of the society be the public or private sector have been infested with people full of malice and corruption a state I would describe as retrogressive in the national development,” Chilima said.
Chilima cited the famous plundering of public resources – dubbed cashgate, lack of patriotism, tribalism, jealousy and envy as examples of moral decadence that have to be dealt with once and for all if the country is to move forward.
“Let me grab this opportunity to ask members of higher learning institution and the public at large to desist all forms of corruption and being in conflict with legal terms but must however exercise integrity, honest and transparency.”
The veep finally said transforming mind of students from the higher level education will go a long way in developing the nation hence the need to have such lectures on going so as to build a great nation that will always respect human dignity and the rule of law.