The Public Appointments Committee (PAC) of Parliament has confirmed the appointment of Reyneck Matemba who is set to become Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director and Reverend Alex Maulana as new board chairperson of Malawi Communications Authority (Macra), Nyasa Times understands.
Committee chairperson Lingson Belekanyama that his committee is assessed and confirmed the two names that were appointed by President Peter Mutharika.
“We have communicated with the appointing authority about the results so he is the one announce,” he said.
Belekanyama confirmed the two have been “successful” after the confirmation interviews.
Mutharika appointed Matemba as ACB director in October to replace Lucas Kondowe whose contract was not renewed.
Until his appointment, Matemba served as Deputy Director General, mainly responsible for prosecutions and has played the lead role in the prosecution of several Cashgate cases.
Previously, Matemba worked at Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs where he served as assistant chief legislative counsel, as Administrator General and in the Legal Aid Department.
Meanwhile, General Secretary of Blantyre Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP), Reverend Maulana replaces Mervis Mangulenje, who has been at the centre of top level corruption at the regulatory body.
Mangulenje has been redeployed to Malawi Rural Development Fund (Mardef) as chief executive officer.
Macra, under Mangulenje board has been embroiled in multi-million kwacha dubious deals, in which Director General Godfrey Itaye has been allegedly funneling cash to the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).