The Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (Macra) on Thursday and Friday hosted a workshop in partnership with the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) to sensitise its staff on issues of fraud and corruption.
Macra director general Andrew Kumbatira said on the sidelines of the workshop that corruption remains rampant in most government departments and organisations and that there was need for the staff to be updated on how best to avert corrupt practices.
He said the initiative is in line with Macra’s fraud and corruption policy launched in 2013 with the aim of facilitating the development of a work environment that is free from fraud and corruption.
“Efforts of the authority may not be successful if fraud and corruption are allowed to creep in,” said Kumbatira.
He said considering that every organisation is prone to corruption and fraud, there is need to continuously train members of staff on evils of corruption.
According to Kumbatira, being a government body, Macra is subject to monitoring and scrutiny, hence, the need to have staff members of integrity.
“We would like to ensure that Macra employees are well versed with issues of fraud and corruption in order to avoid unnecessary problems that would drive the organisation into desrepute,” said Kumbatira.