The country`s graft bursting body Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) says it is pushing for the recruitment of more staff at the Bureau.
Despite acknowledging adequate funding allocated to the Bureau, ACB`s Director General Reyneck Matemba says the office needs more staff to execute its duties effectively.
“The funding situation has approved as you are ware budget was only passed last month but still before even the passage of the budget we were getting our funding.
The only things that we are pushing and engaging government now is to increase officers on the ground we already have authority to recruit,” stressed the ACB Director General.
Matemba said ACB is currently in a process of recruiting the much needed staff to boost operations at the Bureau towards the fight against corruption in the country.
“We are still engaging government that we need to recruit more in all the operations departments; investigations, prosecutions, public education and corruption prevention,” said Matemba.
Currently, the Bureau is getting over 80% of its expected monthly funding.
During the presentation of his first ever State of Nation Address on September 4, 2020, President Lazarus Chakwera told the National Assembly that as a demonstration of his commitment to ending corruption, his administration is making the Anti-Corruption Bureau fully independent and resourced to investigate and prosecute financial crimes.