APM appoints new Malawi anti-corruption czar: Lucas Kondowe a financial expert

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has appointed First Merchant Bank (FMB) General Manager for Finance, Planning and Strategy, Lucas Kondowe, as the new anti corruption czar to lead the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).

Chief Secretary to Government, George Mkondiwa, announced the appointment in a statement, saying Mutharika made the appointment on Wednesday October 8.

Mkondiwa said Kondowe is a “ qualified certified accountant”.

Kondowe: Said he would not succumb to political pressure from any quarter.

Kondowe: Said he would not succumb to political pressure from any quarter.

“He is also a certified public accountant (CPA)M, fraud examiner and financial forensic specialist,” said Mkondiwa.

Kondowe said he would not kowtow to political pressure and would be professional as possible.

He  said President Mutharika had assured him that there will be no interference from the administration.

Kondowe’s appointment is subject to the approval of the Public Appointment’s Committee (PAC) of the National Assembly.

Fast Facts

Kondowe is a Fellow of the Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (USA and Malawi), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) (USA), Certified Financial Forensics specialist (CFF) (USA), and an MBA and a BBA (Hons) from the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town, South Africa.

He has over 18 years of both local and international work experience having worked for Deloitte & Touche Southern Africa practice (Malawi), PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (USA) and Deloitte & Touche LLP (USA) as Senior Audit Manager predominantly specializing in audits and controls assurance for the financial services sector.

Kondowe also worked for the World Bank, in Washington DC as a Consultant for the Internal Audit Vice President’s Office.

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Anakakhala kuti wachitidwa appoint you anali wakumwera pano mukuti mulakho mulakho noe mbwenumbwe amusankha atumbuka onse alichete this is a useless tribe to manage kunangofunikira kuthirira moto onse kuti mbewu imeneyi ithe


umunthu or whatever you call yourself you have pointless so shut your mouth up or else …….
Muluzi have nothing to do with new ACB czar and guess what Muluzi and APM there friends not enemy woooo bwanji manyazi mumati sitiwina.lero tawina mumva m’bebe iiii amuhone walawalala




Lucas remember to take Ewen with u…..akakhale bodyguard wako

Chembe lumbe

Congratulations Lucas. These are pple that needs to be commended for leaving their less stressful jobs and join the public service to pay back the country that raised them. Same ode goes to Dr mkwezalamba for his service and now he is back….top Malawi point man at Brentwoods institution. Congrats both ya


Please remind me. Did Bingu not engage Tumalisye Ndovi, a Northener on this post? Where is he? Lucas, take care. That is a dangerous position. You will be made to dance politicians tunes. If you dont dance the dance-vamoose!!!


So-called Umunthu, if you’ve no comment learn to shut up!
Muluzi went to see APM on his tour of duty to Swaziland, what’s that got to do with appointment of ACB Director? And if Lucas Kondowe was from Machinga, your assertion could make a bit of coincidental sense. But in this case, you’ve just wasted our time reading your stupid comment!


Oooo! Muluzi went there to presurise the appointment of this guy. Dziko iri Muluzi akuyendetsa nawo and very soon you will see the norse-diving of APM.


Pliz Malawians let us attack issues & people. We are all Malawians. Some comments ashame us globally as most comment demonise the Tumbuka & Lomwes which shows deep hatred & animosity which is primitive &retrogressive. Politicians use us only for votes & by the end of the day HDI very bad regardless of our tribes. God help us to love one another. Poverty is the main challenge here look around u stinking poverty let us social network ways of reducing poverty & not tribalism

Mpata Mwesha

Bravo APM for considering people`s calls for being non-tribalistic and non-regionalistic when choosing public officers. Congratulations ,yewo chomene, ndagha fiyo, twasalifya ngani hee, , ubombile sana, zikomo kwambiri, zikomo kwajinji, tathokoza ada Lucas Kondowe viweme vyose in the office.

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