Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) will investigate matters emerging from Parliament Public Accounts Committee where corruption or abuse of office is suspected, according to Saturday Post.
The local newspaper quoted ACC director general Nixon Banda as saying here Friday that ACC is worried with the 347 corruption complaints against government officials in the first quarter of 2007.
He said decisions are soon to be made in the next week or two on effecting arrests on the saga suspects of Land Ministry.
Addressing the first 2007 quarterly press briefing Banda said " clearly these are matters which have already taken place and some of them I know that administrative action has been taken. But where corruption or abuse of office is suspected definitely we will move in," Banda said.
In the last few days various permanent secretaries of government ministries appearing before the Public Accounts Committee have failed to account for billions of kwacha allocated to their respective ministries.
On the 36 billion kwacha (about 8.57 million U.S. dollars) missing public funds, Banda said investigations are ongoing in the matter.
In the first quarter this year ACC recorded a total of seven arrests for various offenses of corruption and registered seven new prosecution cases, he said.
"Within this period, we had four convictions and two acquittals, one is still pending," said Banda.