Graft busting body, the Anti -Corruption Bureau (ACB) has expressed concern that some politicians in the south were influencing the sale of tax payer funded Fisp fertilizer and Admarc maize.
The ACB’s crime prevention officer Susan Phiri told the media after she made spot checks in some Admarc depots in the south including Thyolo and Mulanje.
“In some places, we found them in groups with their people,” said Phiri.
Admarc public relations officer Agnes Chikoko said her organisation has received the report and forwarded it to relevant authorities.
In his new year address, President Peter Mutharika told ACB to uphold professionalism and independence and spare no sacred cows even in his own government.
Meanwhile, police have arrested 16 people in Mulanje and Thyolo. They were picked on various offences including corruption in the administration of Fisp and sale of Admarc maize.
The arrested included Admarc staff.
- Matter of fact:
Earlier we had quoted Phiri as having mentioned DPP. It was inaccurate.
She did not mention a political party but said politicians.
We unreservedly apologise to the Susan Phiri, ACB for the error. –Editor
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