Malawians of good standing have every reason to smile as the country’s graft bustling body; the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) will start its full operations, courtesy of the confirmation of the new director by Parliamentary Public Appointments Committee (PAC).
During the five months period the ACB has been operating without a director, the bureau has been failing to prosecute or pursue complaints because under its Act, there is need for the director to give consent.
As a constitution requirement, Malawi President Joyce Banda appointed High Court Judge Rezine Mzikamanda as ACB director last month but had to wait for the Parliamentary PAC to confirm his appointment after going through some interviews with the committee.
The Malawi government has over the past five months been tussling with the former ACB director Mr. Nampota, whom the government asked to step down, with the later taking the employer to court. But they later agreed to settle the matter out of court, putting the matter to rest, hence the appointment of the new director.
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