The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) is conducting investigation into alleged
irregular purchase of 44 vehicles by the United Transformation Movement (UTM).
As part of the investigation process, the Bureau records statements from people
to provide insights into the matter under investigation.
The Bureau has noted with great concern a story that appeared in the Weekend
Nation of 3rd September, 2022 by Joseph Mwale titled ‘UTM 44 car document
misses at ACB.’ The story did not have a comment from the Bureau. The nation
based its story on Mr. Gosten Chinseu’s view after a Bureau investigator invited
Mr. Gosten Chinseu to record a statement from him. On hearing this, Mr. Chinseu
informed the investigation officer that he had already given a statement to
another officer of the Bureau . He then concluded that the Bureau had lost the
It should be noted that the Bureau can invite a person to provide more
information even after a statement has been recorded when need be. This does
not in any way mean that the Bureau has lost the previous statement. As a matter
of fact, the ACB has not lost the first statement that was recorded from Mr
The Bureau is assuring members of the public that the investigation is still in
progress and Malawians will be updated of the outcome in due course.
The Bureau is calling on the media to desist from rushing to publish
unsubstantiated stories as this has the potential to discourage others from
providing information during investigations and therefore harming the anti-corruption fight in the country.
Let us continue working together in the fight against corruption and make Malawi
a better place for all of us.
EGRITA M. NDALA
PRINCIPAL PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: DIRECTOR GENERAL
9th September, 2022