The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has expressed optimism that Malawi will improve on the global Corruption Perception Index by the Transparency International.
ACB Director General Reyneck Matemba says the Bureau is receiving significant support from various stakeholders aiming at dealing with the vice.
“Transparency International looks at issues to do with media freedom, rule of law, governance and human rights so all these combined they do contribute to the ranking we are given as a country,” he said.
“As a country we will be able to do better, because they look even at the collaboration, coordination in the fight against corruption now it’s there.”
According to Matemba, the Bureau is committed to ensuring that it is executing its duties professionally to move Malawi from the current position 31 out of 100 countries on the Corruption Perception Index.
“When you look at the efforts by the government and even the citizenry and on our part, all of us we are holding our hands to fight against corruption and the perception will definitely change,” he said.
Since its inception in 1995, the Corruption Perception Index has become the leading global indicator of public sector corruption across the global.