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Ombudsman Martha Chizuma is the new ACB Director

Martha Chizuma
Martha Chizuma is the New Director of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB)

President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has appointed Martha Chizuma, who serving as Ombudsman, as the Director of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).

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Chizuma, who replaces Reyneck Matemba, now serving as the Solicitor General, is subject to confirmation by the Public Appointment of Committee of Parliament.

Confirming the development, Matemba said the recruitment process was led by the Minister of Justice, Titus Mvalo as mandated by the Corrupt Practices Act.

Matemba, who appointed as Solicitor General early this following the expiry of his contract at ACB, the selection team also comprised representatives.

from private sector, traditional leaders, media, public sector, faith organisations and civil society organisations.

He further disclosed that 37 individuals applied for the position of the ACB Director General.

“”The selection team shortlisted 10 and out of those 10, and after the interview, we selected three, the best candidates.

“Those names were submitted to the State President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera to appoint of the as new Director of the ACB. I am glad to report that the President has appointed Ms Martha Chizuma as new Director of the ACB” said Matemba.

He further disclosed that Chizuma’s name has already been submitted to Parliament [through the Clerk of Parliament] so that the Public Appointment of Committee can proceed with the process of confirmation.

Chizuma, who is also one of the Commissioners of the Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC), has an excellent legal professional background and holds, among others, a Hons Degree focused on Law from the Chancellor College.

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