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Malawian legislators vow to free graft agency

By Dorica Mtenje

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Parliamentary committee on Legal affairs is set to bring a private members motion on the matter of on the removal of section 42 which will remove powers from the Director of Prosecutions (DPP) to free Anti corruption Bureau (ACB).

The plans comes amid political interference on ACB operations

Committee chairperson Peter Dimba told the new conference on Thursday, February 17, 2022 that will advocate the removal of section 42 which authorizes the DPP to tamper with any case that ACB is working on.

Dimba observes that in an effort to fight corruption DPP powers has to be weakened by removing section 42.

He said ACB is experiencing various challenges including erratic funding of cash flow request due to IFMIS and inadequate security to its officers.

Currently, ACB director Martha Chizuma is reportedly om forced leave following leaked audio she had with social media friend over her office operations

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