ACB bemoans failure to open district offices due to financial challenges

By Ted Likombola – Mulanje.

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) claims that inadequate money is the challenge that has made it to fail to establish ACB offices in each and every district across the country though 25 years of existence in Malawi.

Principal Public Relations Officer for ACB Eglita Ndala made the sentiments as the community in Mulanje district bemoans the absence of ACB office in the district makes the fight against corruption harder.

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Group village head Namputu of Senior Chief Chikumbu in the district says their communities decides not to report Corruption practice cases to ACB because they feels that ACB deals with government issues only not the communities.

“We could love if ACB opens other offices in the districts so that corruption cases in our districts may handled in our locality.” Said GVH Namputu.

In response, ACB spokesperson Eglita Ndala says the Bureau has the plans to have other offices in the districts but its financial muscle does not allow them to have offices at a min time.

“We really want to have many offices that will help in fight against corruption in the country but our money is very small that can not manage to pay the employees in all those offices we may open, but we will open as the time goes.” Said Ndala.

Ndala also revealed that the bureau is ta an advanced stage of opening four ACB offices in Mchinji, Karonga, Machinga and Chikwawa.