Financial woes affect Malawi graft busting body’s cashgate probe

Graft busting body, the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) says it is failing to conclude investigations on some cashgate cases because the bureau has been hit hard by financial problems.

Egritta Ndala: Lack of funds
Egritta Ndala: Lack of funds

Spokesperson for the bureau Egritta Ndala said investigations of cases need a lot of money.

“Lack of money has indeed affected us, especially investigations of cashgate cases. Investigations are very expensive because we need money for fuel and other logistics to enable our officers go to the field,” she said.

Parliament drastically reduced the budget of ACB during the mid year budget review, a move that attracted criticisms from the opposition benches who accused the government of disregard to the rule of law.

ACB has so far prosecuted 15 cashgate cases.

“That is why we say it is better to prevent corruption than prosecute a corruption case. It is expensive to investigate and prosecute a corruption case,” said Ndala.

Opposition leaders and civil rights activists have asked the president to trim his appointment powers of the director and deputy director of ACB to make the bureau independent but Mutharika has shot down the suggestions.

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Sam
Sam
6 years ago

A DEPARTMENT ONLY MEANT TO FOOL THE UNEDUCATED MASSES

THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST CORRUPT DEPT OF THE CORRUPT AND INHUMANE GOVT

ONE DAY THE PEOPLE OF MALAWI WILL RISE UP.. SLEEPING TOO MANY YEARS!!

STOP TOLERATING THEZE CHIBUKU DRINKING, GANJA SMOKING UNEDUCATED IDIOTSNTHAT GO INTO GOVT ONLY TO ENRICH TEMSELVES!….

thief director
thief director
6 years ago

A thief is. In charge of acb. How will it work

Rado
Rado
6 years ago

This is the government run by a Turtle. What do you expect.

Kadakwiza
Kadakwiza
6 years ago

Is any department in our government have enough money to carry out its duties, I don’t think so. What we always hear is that our department’s funding were reduced by parliament. Shame to be Malawian.

Ichocho
Ichocho
6 years ago

Peter is afraid to shot himself on the foot if he accept to reduce his powers, because he is he corrupt

Banda
Banda
6 years ago

DPP government cut the budget because the president knows ACB will find the money his brother and DPP members stole millions

Regardless of the cost all government officials must be prosecuted and jailed before donor aid will be made available to the government,

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