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Malawi to commemorate International Anti-corruption day

Written by  Chilungamo Missi

 

Fight on corruption has been a rough road - Ndala

Blantyre, December 7, 2017: Malawi will on December 9, 2017 join the rest of the world in commemorating the Anti-Corruption Day which is observed internationally.

Malawi Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) is organizing the event which will take place at Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe under the theme “Fight Corruption: Demand Accountability”.

Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency (MANA) Wednesday, ACB Public Relations Officer, Egrita Ndala, said the bureau has organized the event to provide platform for interaction between the bureau and its stakeholders on how best to tackle corruption issues.

“The function will be a kind of interface meeting where officials from the bureau, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Office of the Director of Public Procurement, National Media Institute of Southern Africa and the public will share notes on their contribution in the fight against corruption this year ending in Malawi,” said Ndala.

She further said the fight against corruption in 2017 has been a hard road as the country registered high number of corruption cases. She said her institution managed to attend to few due to limited human and financial resources.

Ndala was pleased to report that in 2017, the bureau engaged the youth in the battle against corruption considering that they (the youth) too have a stake in national development.

“It is therefore the Bureau’s expectation that the youths will desist from corruption practices because they have well packaged information about the vice of corruption to national development,” said Ndala.

Ndala also revealed that ACB has completed investigating 141 cases from July, 2016 to June 2017 in which 47 were referred to Public Prosecutions directorate.

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