Martha Chizuma on Monday, 31th May 2021 finished serving as Ombudsman to step into a new career having been appointed and confirmed as Director of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).
Chizuma also ceased to be Commissioner for the Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC); Police Service Commission and Inspector of Prisons and Prison Service Commission.
She was automatically appointed Commissioner for the government agencies by virtue of being Ombudsman, a post she is leaving to take up the task of ACB Director.
Chizuma was hired as Ombudsman on 1st December 2015.
Writing on her official Facebook page, Chizuma said she looks back at the last 5 years 6 months with nothing but a sense of great gratitude for all the support rendered to her.
“The time has come to to step into a new career path. I depart with warm memories of my time in the Office of the Ombudsman, at Police at MHRC and Prison.
“I leave having learnt a lot from amazing group of people who have the right heart for this country,” she posted.
She also took time to thank Malawians for trusting and allowing her to head graft bursting body.
She is the first woman to serve as ACB Director.
“Thank you for the prayers, support, the criticism ( yes we needed it and welcomed it) and encouragement. I shall forever remain grateful for this” she added.