Mass resignation at Malawi graft-busting body ACB as Njauju murder still haunts

The murder of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director of Corporate Affairs, Issa Njauju  still gaunt the graft-busting body as there has been mass resignation of staff from investigations, prosecution, corruption prevention and public education sections.

Matemba: Mass resignation

Matemba: Mass resignation

Workers in accounts, audit and human resource departments  have also been tendering their resignations which highlights something is terribly wrong at ACB.

Njauju was brutally killed in Lilongwe. His body was found behind Presidential Villas in the administrative capital.

He was shot twice while his official vehicle was burnt to ashes as well in what has been widely believed as work of regime thugs.

The murder  has to a large extent affected the anti-corruption efforts to address the corroding malaise of financial looting that has impacted on the country’s limited resources, and which is currently affecting the delivery of timely and quality public services to all citizens.

But ACB Deputy Director General, Reyneck Matemba, confirmed the mass resignations cited poor working conditions as one of the reasons that if forcing people out of ACB.

“It is a very big problem. In fact now, almost every month, somebody is resigning from the Bureau from all the sections. The problem we have now is that in those days the Bureau used to be attractive. The Conditions of Service of the Bureau were more attractive than of most government agencies.

“But now it is the opposite. People are now trekking to institutions that are offering better salaries and other opportunities including promotions,” Matemba said as quoted in Malawi News of June 11, 2016.

He added: “As of last year, the Bureau had 150 officers, now there are 132. You can see how the figure is going down. The total establishment of the Bureau is about 248. But we know we can’t fill all those vacancies at once. That’s not possible in terms of finances, as well as other considerations.”

Secretary in the Department of Human Resource and Development, Blessings Chilabade said replacing staff cannot be a challenge for ACB.

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Thieves can’t watch the bank vault!…

Petre Mathanyula

Who killed Njaunju, this question will remain a puzzle as the government keeps silent. But one day the blood of Njaunju will cry for revenge.

I used to work for a certain company. And the HR personnel had the same attitude as Chilabade.. Now the company is performing poorly.. they lost a lot of people because of such attitude. What is it with theses HR people and such attitude? They are HUMAN resources but usually lack empathy for other human beings. It’s like the courses taught at their school is how to mistreat employees. In my personal observation i believe it’s important to retain employees that perform well and to improve those that are struggling in addition to improving working conditions.. But alas.. Most Malawians… Read more »

Zoba, poor generally opinion, some spoilt brats like you usually bahave as if they are the only ones who need attention and you want these HR team to be changing your napkins! Bravo to serious HR professionals who don’t personalise work


aaaw ???? seems like I’ve hurt some little HR cry baby’s ego here.. “Kamale” dont take it’s my opinion about the story not a person.. but your kama little ego was bruised you had to personally attack and assume things about a person you dont even know.. a fool’s a fool’s a fool and I won’t argue with one..

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