JB appoints new National Integrity Committee members

President Joyce Banda has appointed new members in a body called the National Integrity Committee (NIC)  to oversee the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy.

Former president Bingu wa Mutharika formed a national forum where various stakeholders would  discuss the progress of the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy.

Office of President and Cabinet said on Monday that President Banda has appointed new members “following expiry of term of office of the old committee.”

The new committee appointed by Banda comprises of Chief Secretary OPC, Hawa Ndilowe (executive) who would coordinate and implement activities of the NIC, part of efforts to halt rampant corruption in the southern African nation.

President Banda appoints Ndilowe to coordinate NIC activities

Other members are Joseph Chigona (judiciary), Voice Mhone (civil society), President of the Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry Mathews  Chikankheni, Rev Patrick Semphere (Media Council of Malawi), Paramount Chief Kyungu, Paramount Chief Kalumbu, Traditional Authority Chikumbu, Francis Mkandawire of Evangelical Association of Malawi, and Sheik Idruss Muhammed of Muslim Association of Malawi.

Other ex-official members are Justice Renzine Mzikamanda (Anti Corurption Bureau director) and  Wezi Kayira Principal Secretary in OPC for good governance.

Conspicuously missing on the committee is Malawi’s largest religious grouping, the Roman Catholic Church, following the recent publication by Catholic bishops of a pastoral letter that faulted government on governance issues and corruption.

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