In 2003, the United Nations General Assembly designated 9th of December as the International Anti-Corruption Day. This is the day when people all over the world commemorate the work in the fight against corruption.
In Malawi, the day will be commemorated under the theme “FIGHT CORRUPTION: DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY.”
The theme is relevant as it calls upon both duty bearers and members of the public to play their role in the fight against corruption. The duty bearers are supposed to be accountable to the citizens while the citizens are called upon to demand accountability from their duty bearers.
Main activities to mark the day will be held at the Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) on Saturday, 9th December, 2017 from 9 am to 12 o’clock. The Commemoration will be marked by a discussion on the theme by different panelists from the Anti-Corruption Bureau, the Office of the Director of Public Procurement (ODPP), the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and the National Media Institute of Southern Africa (NAMISA). Poetry will be recited by renowned poet Robert Chiwamba.
The discussion will be aired live on Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS). The Anti-Corruption Bureau would therefore like to invite all stakeholders and members of the public to be part of this year’s commemoration by tuning in to ZBS on the day and contribute towards the discussion through the phone numbers that will be announced during the commemoration.
Let us fight corruption by being accountable as office bearers, and by demanding accountability from those holding various offices as patriotic citizens.