“The honeymoon is over… . “I do know everybody out there may be anticipating to see change.”- Chizuma
The newly minted Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director normal Martha Chizuma says the honeymoon for many who bask within the gentle of corruption is over and vowed that she is going to give her greatest shot in preventing corruption in Malawi.
The fearless Chizuma, dubbed the ‘authorized bulldozer,’ talking in an interview Wednesday promised by no means to let down the Malawian people who find themselves banking on her to steer the warfare in opposition to corruption vowed to make each particular person concerned in graft to face the legislation accordingly.
Stated Chizuma: “I do know the problem forward is daunting and taxing, however I’m prepared and I’ll give my greatest shot. The president, parliament and the individuals of Malawi have entrusted me with this large duty to be the lead within the battle in opposition to a most cancers that has for a very long time been consuming the fibres of the society.
“I imagine God selected me, the president appointed me, parliament confirmed me and the individuals of Malawi believed in me and it’s now as much as me to do what I’ve been tasked to do. I owe my allegiance to the individuals of Malawi and in every part I can be doing, I’ll placing their greatest curiosity to coronary heart first.
With all of the controversy and drama that ensued after president Chakwera appointed and subsequent Public Affairs Committee (PAC) of Parliament rejected to verify her, Chizuma stated she is prepared for the brand new problem and reside as much as the billing and job the excessive expectations.
Chizuma stated, for Malawi to be corruption free, it will be important that each Malawian perceive that corruption is evil and a poisonous vice that derails improvement within the nation and that sources meant for the general public use find yourself in up in individuals’s pockets.
“I do know everybody out there may be anticipating to see change and a distinct the way in which of dealing with points at ACB and my promise to Malawians is that with the group at ACB we are going to guarantee to try to thrive on doing what is true and in accordance with the legislation,” stated Chizuma.
Chizuma additional stated that on her personal and in deed the ACB, an establishment that promotes integrity and good governance in direction of attaining a corruption-free Malawi, efficiently win the warfare in opposition to corruption there may be want for each citizen to affix within the fray.
“To stop and battle corruption each citizen will must be concerned however for individuals to get entangled we, as ACB, should earn their belief.
“We should make them imagine in our mission. For now, all I can say, is that the honeymoon for many who interact in corrupt malpractice,” stated Chizuma, including;
“Folks wish to see to see corruption circumstances attain a logical conclusion and that justice is served to the legislation breakers,” stated Chizuma.
President Chakwera has declared warfare in opposition to criminals and has warned that he won’t spare or defend anybody.
“If the finger of proof factors at you, you will jail,” warned Chakwera.
ACB was established December 1995 in accordance with Part 13 of the Structure of Malawi to introduce measures which can assure accountability, transparency, private integrity and monetary probity and by advantage of their effectiveness and transparency will strengthen confidence in public establishments.
The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) is a authorities division headed by the Director Common assisted by the Deputy Director Common who’re each appointed by the President however whose appointment is topic to ratification by the Public Appointments Committee of Parliament.
The primary Director Common, Gilton Chiwaula formally took up his place on 1st March 1997 however the Bureau commenced its full operations on ninth February 1998.
ACB exist to solely spearhead the battle in opposition to corruption in Malawi via prevention, training and legislation enforcement.