Ministry of Civic Education and National Unity and the Anti- Corruption Bureau (ACB) have agreed to work together, in a move that will help the two institutions fight corruption in the country.
Officials from the ministry and the bureau met yesterday with a view of seeking common ground, particularly on how best they can work together to provide civic education to the public on corruption.
Speaking to Malawi News, Minister of Civic Education and Unity, Timothy Mtambo, said the Tonse Alliance led government wants to eradicate corruption in the country.
“We want people to be aware of the evils of corruption…civic educate people on the Anti-Corruption Bureau’s strategy and ensure that we civic educate citizens on their roles and responsibilities in the fight against corruption.
“As a ministry, we are also assigned to design or create coordinated programme where we have to mobilise citizens in this country against corruption through civic education. So the partnership with ACB is quite critical so we had an interface so that we share as to what we plan to do as a ministry and also hear them out as ACB and what plans they have and how best we can work with together. We have agreed to come up with a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will tie our operation framework and we have agreed that we are going to have coordinated programmes and identify the civic education needs with ACB, which our ministry can help them,” he said.
The partnership comes at a time when the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) have been implementing a whistle blowing initiative, which has seen them reporting various cases of alleged abuse of public resources.