By Aamon Butao
Some gender activists are excited with the appointment of Ombudsman Martha Chizuma as the new boss of the Anti-Corruption Bureau.
President Lazarus Chakwera settled for Chizuma out of three nominees shortlisted during interviews for the post.
Currently, the ACB Director General-elect is waiting confirmation by Parliament.
Reacting to the development, renowned gender expert Emma Kaliya expressed delight with Chizuma’s choice hailing it as a milestone in gender empowerment.
"Chizuma has shown to Malawians that she is capable of heading the graft busting body by her proven track record in the office of the Ombudsman." said Kaliya.
She has however advised Chizuma, who is first female office holder, to "work in the best interest of Malawians".
Meanwhile Martha Chizuma has been challenged to hit the ground running once she assumes office.
In an interview, political commentator George Phiri said, "Incoming ACB Director General should maintain her professional approach of taking government officials and other stakeholders to account."
Phiri further called on Chizuma to fast track cases that have delayed.