Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has restricted National Oil Company of Malawi Limited (NOCMA) from dealing with procurement processes towards award of contract.

In a press statement  signed by the Principal Public Relations Officer Eglita Ndala said the restriction follows several complaints received by the ACB alleging irregularities and suspected corruption surrounding the procurement process.

The ACB has instituted investigations into the matter.

“Meanwhile NOCMA is restricted from awarding the contract until the ACB has concluded the investigation or lifted the restriction notice,” Ndala

Few weeks ago, parliament approved a report of parliamentary committee on natural resources which recommended that ACB should investigate the irregularities at NOCMA and Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority MERA