22 September 2016 Last updated at: 2:00 AM
NGO wants ACB director to resign
One of the country’s non-governmental organisations, Forum for National Development (FND), has called on the director of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Lucas Kondowe to step down saying he has failed to help Malawians.
Speaking at a press briefing in Lilongwe on Wednesday, FND executive director Fryson Chodzi said Kondowe has failed to make sure that individuals and companies named in a K236 billion cashgate audit report are prosecuted.
Chodzi has since given Kondowe 21 days to act on the audit report or step down.
“We have given the ACB director 21 days to review all the names of people involved in the plundering of the public funds and the 13 companies which are involved in the corruption case failing which we will conduct demonstrations to show that we and all Malawians we are contrary to this malpractice,” said Chodzi.
He further requested government to call for an emergency parliament meeting to table a bill on the change of how ACB should be working.
“Enough is enough, the red line has been crossed, government and ACB have taken Malawians for granted we want ACB to be independent not pleasing those political leaders who appointed them to be in such positions.”
“Government should not intervene in the ACB duties therefore we want government to call for a Parliament, they should table the bill involving ACB to be working independently failing which we will take another step by demonstrating that we are tired of corruption,” he said.