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 fulfills this mandate through working with public and private sector organizations to design and implement programs and interventions aimed at preventing corruption and reviewing of 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 LocationThe Corruption Prevention Section has a staff compliment of 11 officers including the Director. Three (3) are located in Blantyre, five (5) in Lilongwe, two (2) in Mzuzu and one (1) in Zomba. The section is headed by a Director of Corruption Prevention who is supported by the Chief Corruption Prevention Officer.