The Corruption Prevention Section derives its mandate from section 10 of the Corrupt Practices Act. The Act empowers the Bureau to take necessary measures for the prevention of corruption in both the public and private sector. The Section fulfils this mandate through working with public and private sector organizations to design and implement programs and interventions aimed at preventing corruption. It also reviews procedures and work methods that are prone or conducive to corruption. The major focus of the programs that are implemented by the section is on addressing problems with systems and the people managing those systems in both public and private sector organizations.
Staffing Levels and LocationPresently the Corruption Prevention Section has a staff compliment of 10 officers, 4 located in Blantyre, 5 in Lilongwe Office and 1 in Mzuzu. The section is headed by a Principal Corruption Prevention Officer who is supported by 3 Senior Corruption Prevention Officers and 6 staff. Currently the section is working with over 35 institutions mostly from the Public Sector. The section is implementing programs with funding from the Malawi Government, Department for International Development (DFID), Royal Norwegian Embassy and Irish Aid.