President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera is still scrutinizing names of the three candidates submitted to him to be considered for the post of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director General.

Director of Communications and Executive Assistant to the President, Sean Kampondeni disclosed this on Monday during a weekly briefing held at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre.

“A panel shortlists three candidates. Those three names are submitted to the President and the law empowers the President to appoint anyone on that list of three.

“If the President is not satisfied with any of the names, or is not satisfied how the process of shortlisting was done, the law, empowers the President to return the names to the Minister of Justice and requires him to start the process from scratch. So as we speak, the names have been submitted and the President is reviewing the recommendations of the panel and then he will be making his decisions related to that accordingly,” said Kampondeni.

Last week the social media was awash with rumours that President Chakwera has appointed Ombudsman Martha Chizuma as new ACB boss.

Reports further said that Chizuma’s appointment awaits Public Appointments Committee of parliament for confirmation.

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