The Anti-Corruption Bureau has expressed dismay over insuficient funds it receives from government claiming it is loosing most of its staff members because of low perks.
ACB General Director, Lukas Kondowe made the remarks in Mzuzu as the country was commemorating the anti corruption day.
“The K1.4 billion we got in this years budget is just too little to carry us through our investigations, we needed atleast K3.6 billion,” he said.
Kondowe further added that ACB will soon present new policies and salaries for its staff to the president for approval.
“If we go on like this we will loose many of our employees which will affect our operations as a graft busting body,” he said.
However, President Peter Mutharika said government is adequately funding ACB to root out corruption in the country.
“Government increased funding to make sure the Anti-Corruption Bureau operates smoothly.
“The K1.4 billion will assist ACB to effectively investigate cashgate,” he said.