ACB Sitting on Ntcheu Council Petition
The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has come under fire for sitting on a petition by Ntcheu District Council who are pushing the bureau to probe some officers for alleged mismanagement of results in the recruitment process of health care workers last year in the district.
Speaking to Zodiak Online, youth representative at the council, Snowden Chamwazika says the delay has resulted in citizenry in the district losing trust in their leaders whom they thought will help in bringing justice over the matter.
"Justice delayed is justice denied. We thought the bureau will act on the matter with urgency but that is not the case now," said Chamwazika.
Chamwazika has since asked ACB for swift action over the issue as it is now long overdue.
Spokesperson for ACB, Egrita Ndala has conceded to the delay due to overwhelming complaints at the bureau.
"Since July 2020 to date, the bureau has received over 300 cases and requires us to do investigations," said Ndala.
She has however assured people in the district that investigation on the same will commence soon.
In October 2020, Ntcheu District Council wrote ACB to probe the council on how it conducted itself in the walk in interviews for health workers.
It follows concerns by youths in the district who claimed some officers at the council allegedly abused their positions in the management of results for the interviews.
Over 60 health care workers were recruited.