Matemba tipped to replace Kondowe as ACB director

Reyneck Matemba, the  deputy director of the Anti Corurption Bureau (ACB) and its lead prosecutor,  is reportedly leading the hot race to become the next boss of the graft-busting body as it’s  Director General o Lucas Kondowe is leaving the bureau.

Matemba: Tipped to be ACB Czar

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Kondowe :Is leaving the Anti-Corruption Bureau

Kondowe’s last working day is Thursday , October 26 2017.

Accoridng to Kondowe, he has decided not to renew his contract but claims to leave the Bureau a “very happy man” having served the people of Malawi and doing what he had set out to do.

“It’s been an amazing experience and honour to serve the people of Malawi. It’s a tough job but I believe I have done my best to ensure that ACB meets its institutional mandate. I thank the president Peter Mutharika for giving me this wonderful opportunity. I also thank Malawians, International Community and media for the support given to ACB.”

Kondowe was appointed as ACB director on October 8 2014. He once worked as First Merchant Bank’s (FMB) general manager for finance, planning and strategy.

Meanwhile, Nyasa Times sources well-versed with the behind the scenes development at the appointment of the new ACB boss, said Matemba, who was the Administrator General before coming to the bureau, is leading the race for the influential post.

Previously, Matemba worked at Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs where he served as assistant chief legislative counsel.

According to Section 5 (1) of the Corrupt Practices Act (CPA), after being appointed by the President, both the director and the deputy are supposed to be confirmed by the Public Appointments Committee of Parliament.

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If you want sanity at ACB and avoid the overzealousness of the likes of Lucas and Mary Kachale that has dented the image of the country, bring in a solid high court judge. These boys and girls we have compete on a media show and an arrest frenzy. My free advice to His Excellency is, ” if they could ambush a minister that was close to you, they will ambush you one day.” African Presidents naively think that an arrest of one of their cabinet ministers is a sign of seriousness in the whatever fight , usually corruption . They… Read more »

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