Malawians have taken the government and the graft busting body to task over their seriousness to tackle corruption.
At a live radio discussion sponsored by Oxfam in Lilongwe, stakeholders gave a vote of no confidence in the fight against corruption.
The stakeholders, who included civil rights activists and ordinary Malawians accused the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of their failure to net “big fish” entangled in corruption scandals, failure to protect whistle blowers, low funding to ACB and the lack of independence of the ACB.
But Reyneck Matemba, the ACB director dismissed the accusations, arguing the graft busting body is independent.
“I have worked under three administrations, the administration of Dr Joyce Banda as a deputy director and now I am the director of the ACB. No President has come to me to tell me what I should do or not to do. I can challenge you to bring that evidence,” he said.
Matemba also said that his office was working with other government departments to form the institutional integrity committees to fight corruption.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :