Reyneck Matemba appointed ACB deputy director

Reyneck Matemba who was the Administrator General has been appointed by Malawi President Joyce Banda to be deputy director of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).

Matemba’s appointment will have to be approved by Parliament’s Public Appointments and Declaration of Assets Committee.

According to Section 5 (1) of the Corrupt Practices Act (CPA), after being appointed by the President, both the director and the deputy are supposed to be confirmed by the Public Appointments Committee of Parliament.

Matemba takes the position which was erlier occupied by Victor Banda when he was appointed by President Banda but did not impress parliament committee.

Victor Banda was rejected as ACB deputy director but now is working as assistant director. President Banda has now appointed Matemba

But Victor Banda an accountant by profession who also holds a master’s degree in strategic management, has been serving as an assistant director of ACB responsible for operations.

Matemba comes at the time ACB is preoccupied with continued investigations into the Capital Hill looting.

Previously, Matemba worked at Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs where he served as assistant chief legislative counsel.

Meanwhile, spokesman of the Office of President and Cabinet (OPC) Aurther Chipenda has confirmed that President Banda has reshuffled principal secretaries at the height of investigations into the cash-gate.

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