Malawi President Peter Mutharika has hinted that a finance expert will replace Supreme Court judge, Rezine Mzikamanda, as Director General of the country’s anti corruption organization.
Mutharika said on Monday at a news conference at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre that it was necessary to have an anti-corruption leader with such credentials because of the nature of the work that the graft-busting body does.
“We have to do this because the ACB largely deals with fighting against financial crimes,” he explained.
Mutharika said this was part of his strategy to make the ACB efficient and effective.
The Head of State added that he has increased allocation of resources to the organization to expand the circle of its capacity.
“We are doing everything possible within our resource limitations to make sure that oversight institutions and law enforcement agencies should be well funded,” said Mutharika.
One of the challenges affecting the work of the ACB has been inadequate resources in terms of man power and money.
Mzikamanda returned to the judiciary from where he was a second a couple of weeks ago as part of the changed that Mutharika has made to the leadership of a number of public institutions.