Reports reaching FaceofMalawi indicates that the Malawi Government has this morning shut down the Anti-Corruption Bureau premises country wide.

ACB deputy director Reyneck Matemba confirmed of the development in an interview with FOM’s reporter , saying the reason for the closure have not yet been disclosed.

ACB staff country wide started the sit-in on Monday last week, demand the government to increase their salaries by 70 percent.

The staff accused government of breaching contractual agreement and vowed not to go back to work until their demands are met.

Addressing the media last week, Minister of Finance and Economic Development Goodall Gondwe said government at the moment does not have enough money to meet the demands of the workers and he urged the workers to go back to work immediately.

The strike by ACB staff have stalled the investigations into the looting of public funds at Capitol Hill dubbed Cashgate which led to donor aid suspension.

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