ACB puts six institutions under fraud, corruption watch

The Anti-corruption Bureau (ACB) has put under microscope about six government institutions perceived vulnerable to fraud and corruption.

Kondowe: Corruption crackdown

Kondowe: Corruption crackdown

ACB which, currently is on pilot-phase, enlisted the institutions under its project aimed at detecting fraud and corrupt practices in the State agencies.

The screened institutions are Central Medical Stores, Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom), Ministry of agriculture, Ministry of Health, Roads Authority and Safety Council and Smallholders Fertilizer Revolving Fund.

ACB Director General, Lucas Kondowe disclosed the institutions were selected due to their perceived vulnerability to fraud and corruption.

“The activities of these institutions are critical and of importance to the social wellbeing of Malawian society. It is therefore imperative to ensure that such institutions prescribe to prudent financial and resource management,” said Kondowe.

He further said that the anti-graft body’s main focus would be on the institutions’ procurement process.

“We are very much interested in the procurement activities these institutions undertake. Any procurement of K5 million or greater will have to be scrutinized by the bureau. We will assess if all procurement procedures are followed; and they will file the bureau with summary of their decision.

“The bureau will be able to respond to them within 72 hours,” he added.

ACB is expected, according to Kondowe, to enlist more government institutions under the project to detect fraud and corruption.

Kondowe said the initiation of the project would deter potential fraudsters and close down all corruption and fraud loopholes.

Meanwhile, only six out of about 60 parastatal institutions subscribed to Tip-Off anonymous, a procedure used to detect fraud and corruption within institutions.

In 2012/13 year the ACB received 1,637 tips/ complaints related to corruption and fraud, between 2013 and 2014 the bureau received 1,152 tips/complaints.

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Chintengo Amfumu

I propose an independent office to scruitinize the performance of ACB first. The Beauro maintains corrupt people including the director. its duties are selective. Include OPC and Education if you are serious.

lackson banda

tonse monga a Malawi mukuona kuti zimene amapanga anthu ali pamwamba pathuzi pomapondereza zitukuko mu dziko muno mkumadzilemeletsa okhazi tingathane nazo bwanji?

Reasonable Man

kodi awa kukamwako ndi chani? akukhala ngati amadya nyini bwanji

Alex Lokoswe

You have just missed immigration and police. These two counsin. Good idea though. Viva Mutharika


mahulenso akhale pa list!

believer P

would you also the ACB findout the monthly electricity billing rates?r they real & genuine?with daily blackouts,whts their transparency on this?probe them indeed.

nyika boys

Balaka District Assembly is where stealing of Govt money is so rampant simply because it is full of ambwenumbwenu bosses who don’t care about Achawa, Alomwe of this area. Nawo mafumu ndima MP ali phwiiii tulo tokhatokha. Eg, the whole of Machinga has no District secondary school and yet they have chiefs, abusa, mashehe, ma MP who don’t see this as suicidal. Msonkho ndiye chikhomelecho.


Ine pa Mapanga pompa mpaka zaka 5


Mwaiwalako awa:
7. Local Govt thru district assemblies who swindle Govt money meant for development. And also Chiefs who abuse their powers and offices thru unlawful coronation of village headmen

8. Education thru DEM’s offices who fixed-deposit lots of millions meant for Leave Grants thereby accumulating interests eg here in Lilongwe.
On top of that TTCs also misuse odl teachers’ allowances thru fixed depositing.


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