10 shortlisted for ACB top job: List includes Ombudsman Chizuma, Justice Kamanga

Ministry of Justice has shortlisted 10 candidates for the top job at graft busting body, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) out of 35 applications the ministry received.

Kamanga: Supreme Court Judge  on the shortlist
Chizuma: Shortlisted.

The vacancy for ACB director was created after Reyneck Matemba was appointed solicitor general.

Ironically, he will be key person in the selection of his successor at ACB.

Reports indicate that those shortlisted include CEO  for National Construction Industry Council, Linda Phiri, Ombudsman Martha Chizuma, Chrispine Khunga who is ACB’s Chief Legal & Prosecution Officer, Dan Mponda, ACB’s Director of Investigations and Geoffrey Chikuta, ACB’s ex Chief Investigations Officer and  current investigative support services manager to the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Lilongwe.

Others are Justice Anthony Kamanga, SC Justice of Appeal, Felix Tandwe, Partner – Destone & Co, Wellington Kazembe, Managing Partner, Mackenzie and Patricks Associates and Masauko  Chamkakala Legal Aid Director.

Meanwhile, critics are pressing the authorities to expedite the process of appointing a new director for the ACB, months after Matemba’s exit.

They further implore the authorities to hire a person of impeccable integrity considering that the position is very crucial to the performance of the governance institution.

Social commentator Humphrey Mvula is adding his voice to the calls, saying some decisions at the bureau can only be made by the director.

Mvula further adds that it is important for the appointing power to treat the matter with urgency.

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Truth be told
Truth be told
2 months ago

Indeed Chizuma deserves that position but sadly she will be a thorn to the criminal cartels that have been established at state house and government. Chikhosi is overseeing all this.

Mbulaje
Mbulaje
2 months ago

Give the job to either Anthony Kamanga or Martha Chizuma. Malawi will never regret! Mark these words.

Rocky Dada
Rocky Dada
2 months ago

I applied for this job. My name isn’t on the shortlist. Wishing the 10 candidates the best, and to the successful candidate, to be very brave, tough and bold, resolute. This is a very difficult job by it’s nature, but at the same time simple as it depends on the availability of evidence to prosecute corruption cases. The trick is never fear! If on a yearly basis you can successfully complete 33.33% of the case files and add significant progress on the balance to be carried forward in to the next period, you’ll have set yourself on a path to… Read more »

Ndafera Nkhande
Ndafera Nkhande
2 months ago

CHIZUMA yemweyo kuti wawawa

Chilungamo
Chilungamo
2 months ago

Good move, Not this business of recycling old-age civil servants. Please achina Justice Kamanga have done their part, excellent (intelligent, capable) it’s time for people in their 40s, 50s to be assuming executive responsibilities. Nanga anthu akhala muma executive positions since early 1980s, can they still be at the top of their performance now? Dr Wirima still seating as board member in 3-4 parastatals, current SP. MCP yes has conservative ideologies but this mentality of ” wamuyaya” has to go, or else it’s a recipe for disaster.
You can prove people are performers only if you try them.

KWANTERE
KWANTERE
2 months ago

I have great respect for Martha Chizuma. However, ndikuona kuti akhalebe pa Ombudsman pompo. Udindo waku ACB ndiwovuta chifukwa ulaloweleredwa ndi andale ndiye sangapange perform moyenelera. Mapeto ake tidzaona ngati akulephera ntchito. Already boma ili lawonetsa kale kuti silingamange olo kudzudzula anthu ake omwe akukhudzidwa ndizakatangale tikuzinvanzi monga za crossroads, 6.2 billion, Nocma kungotchulapo zochepa. Ndiye Mayi Chizuma akalowapo sawapatsa support yoyenera ayi

Zikomo kumpando

Jesus is Lord
Jesus is Lord
2 months ago

Chonde mupatseni Chizuma udindowu. Mayi amatha ntchito uyu.

TiyaWahala
TiyaWahala
2 months ago

I would vote to leave Chizuma as Ombudsman. She is doing a good job for the poor in that capacity. ACB being a different context, she might not produce the results we see from her office currently. Do not weaken the office of the Ombudsman, leave Chizuma there.

PANJUGA SAPHETHIRA
PANJUGA SAPHETHIRA
2 months ago

Martha chizuma is ideal for the post. She has proven to be a material for the poor malawi.

Liars exposed
2 months ago

Today there are calls for Chizuma to be given the job, tomorrow it will be achoke. Mayi Chizuma please do not be carried away. The ACB director deals with complicated issues. It’s not like the Ombudsman. You will ruin up your otherwise good track record. You will be dealing with core crooks including Richard Chimwendo and Mkaka, Harry Mkandawire, Kapondamgaga, Kampondeni. The list is endless.

TiyaWahala
TiyaWahala
2 months ago
Reply to  Liars exposed

You are very correct. Her good record is up for a braai/bbq.

Chizaso
Chizaso
2 months ago

Martha is the right and good candidate for the position. I duly respect other shortlisted but Martha is new and she has performed very well as Ombudsman, please give her the Job.

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