On 16th August, 2022, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested Mr. Joseph Mwanamvekha,
former Minister of Finance. This is over allegations that he abused his office by arbitrarily
approving US$18, 374,460 to Ministry of Homeland Security for the unlawful procurement of
Uniforms and Equipment for Malawi Prison Service.
The ACB recorded an allegation on 16th October, 2020 that the Ministry of Homeland Security
suspiciously procured Malawi Prison Service uniforms and equipment from One Guard FZE of
United Arab Emirates without following procedures. The ACB conducted investigations which
established that Mr. Joseph Mwanamvekha abused his office and neglected official duties by
among other things approving disbursement of funds to Ministry of Homeland Security without
verifying the urgency and importance of the procurement.
He is likely to be charged with abuse of office and neglect of official duties contrary to Section
25B (1) and Section 121 of the Corrupt Practices Act and the Penal Code respectively.
He will be taken to Court after the Bureau has interviewed him.
EGRITA M. NDALA
PRINCIPAL PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: DIRECTOR GENERAL