ACB investigates Malawi govt officials over K800m for Mzuzu youth centre project

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) says it is going to investigate some officials from the Ministry of Youth, Sports, Culture and Manpower Development over reports that they abused money meant for Mzuzu Youth Centre which Capital Hill has since allocated K800 million to the project.

The site where the Mzuzu youth centre is expected to be constructed

ACB publicist Egritta Ndala has confirmed that the graft-busting body will probe the matter following a petition from a consortium of youth organisations.

“ACB looked into the petition and decided to investigate the matter. We are now working on the budget for the investigation,” said Ndala.

Parliament has been approving a K300 million budget line for the youth centre in Mzuzu for the past three years and several cabinet ministers have been laying foundation stones but the project is yet to kick off.

In their official complaint to the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) dated July 28 2019, the organisations, which include Youth and Society (YAS), Young Politicians Union (Mzuzu Chapter), Youth-Net, Taekwando, Men’s Coalition, Mzuzu Youth Network and Church and Society of the CCAP Synod of Livingstonia, said government has on several occasions allocated millions of public money through parliamentary votes towards the project, but there is nothing to show for it on the ground.

They also argue that on several occasions, there have been reports of abuse of public resources meant for the project by officials from the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture.

Launched in 2008 before the 2009 election campaign during former president Bingu wa Mutharika’s administration, the project has so far witnessed two groundbreaking ceremonies under the current Democratic Progressive Party rule.

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Jemusi
Jemusi
1 year ago

ACB should just disband. We do not see the benefits of the investigations

Jemusi
Jemusi
1 year ago

ACB shoud just disband. We do not see any fruits of their investigations

Phiribena
Phiribena
1 year ago

ACB still functioning ? kkkkkkkkkkk! Tima organisation tinanso topanda ntchito ndithu Just as good as ka mec team. A sangwani angosangala ndi Ford brand new wild track KA NDALAMA ZOBERA ZISANKHO OTHERS THEY ARE ALWAYS AT THE HOTEL EATING

King's-son@265
1 year ago

koma boma limeneli…………………. ayayayayaya

chimanga
1 year ago

Is the ACB still relevant? It is a smoke screen organisation meant to hide government officials thieving

The Patriot
The Patriot
1 year ago

This time around the corrupt DPP regime has messed up with the wrong people! You cant fool Northerners, we will take you all the way to the highest court of the land until you vomit the money you have been stealing from this project! Masewela eti? Kumapeleka ndalama mu Parliament inu ndikumasusa ngati msuzi!!

Kubadpp
Kubadpp
1 year ago

Koma dpp ndi kuba

Central
Central
1 year ago

Mungoti pheeeeeeeeeeeeeee mumva APM akunena kuti anthu a opposition adaononga ground yokonzakonzaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa chifukwa ma report a boma la dpp akuonetsa kuti the project was completed in 2016!! DPP ikunenetsa kuti siingatuluke m’boma chifukwa zina ngati zimenezi ndizofunika kuchitikanso ku maboma ena onse 28 ndi chifukwa akunenetsa kuti alipo mpaka 2084 woooooooooooooooooo!! DPP woyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, kaphale woyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, Ansah woyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! Wa Jefuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuunso woyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

Chect control ya Jef amanena ija ndi imeneyooooooooooooooo, Mzuzu people mosovengeeeeeeeeeeeee nadi!

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