…allowances are theft or fraud
The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) should optimise its work to fighting corruption and refer other cases to agencies that deal with theft and fraud to reduce case overload, Machinga Likwenu parliamentarian Bright Msaka has suggested.
Msaka made his contribution at Parliament on Thursday when the ACB appeared before parliament to discuss their 2023 budget which deputy Director General Hilary Chilomba said was not enough.
“Not every matter of money should go to ACB. The agency is perhaps taking too much work which other agencies of government can handle,” said Msaka who served as Head of Civil Service for three Presidents namely Bakili Muluzi, Bingu wa Mutharika and Joyce Banda.
The former Chief Secretary said the ACB needs to focus on matters under its jurisdiction.
MPs were questioning why ACB only used 84 percent of its allocated and the public is questioning why cases against MCP officials have stalled including investigations over former State House Chief of Staff Prince Kapondamgaga and MCP Secretary General Eisenhower Mkaka.