By Cedric Nkungula
President Lazarus Chakwera says his administration will ensure increased budgetary allocation to Anti – Corruption Bureau (ACB) as one way of making the office more effective in its operations to effectively fight corruption.
The president made the remarks on Tuesday in Parliament when responding to a question from Member of Parliament for Nkhatabay South West Noah Chimpeni who wanted to know steps that government is taking to ensure that ACB has adequate resources in its operations.
Chakwera said the increased budgetary allocation will enable the graft busting body to strengthen its human resource base in order to fast track corruption cases in the country.
Chakwera emphasized that the Tonse led administration is very much committed to end corruption in the country.
The president also said plans are at an advanced stage to establish a special court for corruption related cases as a way of reducing pressure in the country’s courts.
Chakwera said efforts by his administration by ensuring smooth operations at ACB without outside interference is one way of enhancing independence of the office.
Commenting on challenges affecting Affordable Input Program (AIP), Chakwera said the problems are solvable.
He called on members of parliament to join his administration in finding solutions to the problems.
The president was in parliament to respond to questions from MPs pertaining to the State of the Nation (SONA) which he delivered before the House on 3rd February.
Since assuming power in 2020, Chakwera has been going to parliament to answer questions in line with the law s of Malawi