The Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) through the Institutional Integrity Subcommittee joined the Ant-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in commemorating the International Ant Corruption Day (IACD), an event which took place in Mangochi under the theme: My Fight, Our Fight: Corruption Must Fall.
A series of activities were organized as part of the commemoration ranging from a big walk, soccer match to the launch of the National Ant Corruption Strategy (NACS) and ACB Strategic plan. Members of the MBS institutional Integrity Subcommittee also had the chance to learn from what other institutional integrity subcommittees in respective organisations are doing in the quest to fight corruption.
In his speech during the launch of the NACS II, the ACB Director General, Mr. Matthews Matemba, reiterated that the fight for corruption is not one man’s show, but rather a collective responsibility. He further highlighted that in order to build on the achievements registered in fighting corruption coordinated stakeholder coordinated efforts are a key. It was stipulated that the NACS is built on interrelations of all pillars such as executive, legislature, judiciary, local government, private sector, civil society, faith based organisations, media, traditional leaders, youth, women, academia and the general public. The IACD is celebrated every year on 09th December.