‘Clear the rubble’: Malawi’s new president on making way for change

After an historic election victory, Lazarus Chakwera explains his desire to give Malawians ‘dignity and development’

Promising to “clear the rubble” of corruption within the government, Malawi’s new president is beginning his term by raising the country’s minimum wage in an attempt to win over both doubters and international donors.

In an interview with the Guardian, Lazarus Chakwera, who won a historic victory over Peter Mutharika in June, urged Malawians to trust that he will deliver on his promises.

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