Definition of Corruption
"abuse of power for private gain"
Corruption carries a wide range of definitions. There is no comprehensive and universally and accepted definition of corruption. Generally corruption is referred to as the abuse of power for private gain. The Malawi Corrupt Practices Act defines corrupt practice as:
- the offering, giving, receiving, obtaining or soliciting of any advantage to influence the action of any public officer or any official or any other person in the discharge of the duties of that public officer, of official or other person;
- influence peddling;
- the extortion of any advantage.