Government hailed for increased ACB funding

The National Anti-Corruption Alliance (NACA) has hailed the move by the Treasury to increase budgetary allocation to the Anti-Corruption Bureau-ACB.

Without disclosing the actual amount, ACB Director General Reyneck Matemba told the media over the weekend that Treasury has increased the Bureau`s allocation in the 2020/2021 Fiscal Year.

In an interview, NACA Chairperson Moses Mkandawire said the move is a promising development towards fighting against corruption in the country.

“I think that’s what they have been crying for quite some time and that’s what we have also been talking about for quite some time, so what has happened now is a positive development,” said Mkandawire.

He has however advised the graft-bursting body to avoid selective justice in dealing corrupt malpractices.

“The Bureau should be able to act independently as long as those individuals and institutions are involved in serious and organised corruption, then the Bureau should come in and being able to apply the law as it is,” said Mkandawire.

Members of Parliament are expected to meet for the 2020/2021 national budget from September 4 to October 9, this year.

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