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Anti-Corruption Bureau partners civic education ministry in corruption fight

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The Ministry of Civic Education and National Unity Tuesday called for collective action in the fight against corruption.

Responsible minister Timothy Mtambo said citizens should stand up against corruption, stressing that efforts against corrupt elements should not be left in Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB)’s hands only He made the remarks after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with ACB, meaning that the two institutions would collaborate in fighting the vice during the next four years.

“We all have to be active in reporting corrupt people. Time for celebrating corrupt people and initiatives is over. We, as a ministry, think that the signing of the MoU will energise Malawians,” Mtambo said.

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According to some of the terms of the MoU, ACB and the ministry would join hands in raising awareness about dangers of engaging in corruption.

They will also collaborate in undertaking capacity-building initiatives targeting the ministry’s structures, National Initiative for Civic Education Public Trust and the public in the prevention and detection of corruption.

ACB Director General, Reyneck Matemba, said the ministry would supplement the graft-busting body’s capacity in reaching out to people in all corners of the country.

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“We expect to benefit a lot from the MoU. We will collaborate with the ministry in the use of its structures and human resources. On our part, we will share with them technologies that may help them fight corruption,” he said.

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