HRDC Bemoans Delay in Probing Complaints By ACB

The Bureau has received many complaints - Ndala The Bureau has received many complaints - Ndala - file photo

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has bemoaned delay by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to investigate alleged corrupt practices which the Coalition has been reporting to the Bureau.

HRDC National Coordinator, Luke Tembo, told Zodiak Online on  Tuesday that the delay to swiftly investigate allegations discourages whistleblowers not to report more on alleged malpractices.

Tembo says over 50 complaints have been forwarded to the ACB since the organization embarked on a whistleblowing initiative in 2020.

He says the Bureau has only managed to provide feedback on how government through the ministry of health procured ambulances from a certain company in Zambia.

ACB Spokesperson, Egrita Ndala, says investigations into the matters are still underway and that Malawians should understand that the Bureau has received a lot of complaints from July to date.

She added that the Bureau has always been complaining about a shortage in the numbers of investigation officers; as such, they cannot commence investigations on all the complaints received at the same time.

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