t contracts. If the same corrupt people and their corrupt businesses continue calling the shots, then nothing will have changed and for sure, the donors will throttle the aid taps again. Can Malawi risk going down this road again? Or to drive the point home, can President Joyce Banda afford to be associated with corruption? Yes she could, and is she did, like Zambia’s ex-President Rupiah Banda, who failed toi reign in corruption, her presidency would be short, very short. No two ways about it.