The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has expressed satisfaction at how the judiciary is doing its work of handling ‘Cashgate’ cases.
ACB senior public relations officer Egrita Ndala said this yesterday at a Judiciary Policy Consultation meeting in Lilongwe.
She said the Judiciary is doing its best on ‘Cashgate’ cases despite having to deal with other criminal and civil cases.
Ndala said the courts are competently hearing the ‘Cashgate’ cases and making judgements based on ACB reports and the law.
She said: “We present the evidence that we gather by way of investigation to the magistrate or judge so that they can make a judgement based on what is presented to them. We believe they [courts] are doing what is required by law because they cannot go beyond the law.
“The Judiciary has even managed to transfer judges, one from Mzuzu and two from Blantyre, to make sure that they are here in Lilongwe where ‘Cashgate’ cases are being heard to expedite the process.”
Ndala also acknowledged the Judiciary for initiating the drafting of the Corruption and Fraud Prevention (CFP) policy to be used to fight corruption.
Chairperson of the Judiciary Institution Integrity Committee (IIC) Judge John Chirwa said the judicially, in partnership with ACB, started developing the policy in 2011.