Solicitor General Reyneck Matemba has told the local media that Chakwera submitted Chizuma’s name to Ministry of Justice and the name has been forwarded to Parliament.
“As you are aware, the Corrupt Practices Act was amended requiring the Minister of Justice to recruit the director,” said Matemba.
According to the Solicitor General, 37 individuals applied for the job and 10 were shortlisted: “And the best three candidates were chosen and we submitted to the Minister of Justice who submitted the three names to the President”
The Public Appointments Committee (PAC) is expected to interview Chizuma before deciding whether to confirm or reject her appointment.
Before becoming Ombudsman, Chizuma previously served as a magistrate, assistant registrar of the High Court and Supreme Court of Appeal and deputy chairperson of the Industrial Relations Court.
Over the past years, Malawians have been praising Chizuma for her fight against corruption in her current role as Ombudsman.