In a bid to eradicate corruption in the country, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) organized a one-day training on corruption-related issues for journalists at the Zomba Press Club.
The training was aimed to equip media practitioners with the skills to investigate and report corruption cases in the country.
During the training, ACB Deputy Director General Hillary Chilumba revealed that the Bureau was planning to open another branch in Balaka district.
Chilumba emphasized the need for ACB to come closer to the people and expand its presence in the country.
“As ACB, we have plans to establish many branches, but Balaka is our next branch this year,” Chilumba said.
Chilumba also urged journalists to report without fear of being threatened and to refrain from being bought by politicians or business people.
He emphasized the importance of journalists exposing what is wrong at the right time to ensure transparency and accountability.
Zomba Press Club president Titus Linzi expressed his appreciation for the training, stating that it came at a time when corruption had become an everyday occurrence in the country.
“This training has equipped us with skills on how to investigate stories, how to report corruption, and it has also differentiated the types of corruption. With this knowledge, we will be able to reach people with correct information about corruption,” Linzi said.
Linzi said the initiative is a step in the right direction towards combating corruption in the country as there is hope that more cases will be reported, and the perpetrators brought to justice.