The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested and charged three Ministry of Health workers in Southern Province for corruption involving K40,000.
ACC Head of Corporate Communications, Timothy Moono, identified those arrested as Clement Tembo, 49, of Bwacha Compound in Kalomo District, an Assistant Accountant at Kalomo District Health Office.
Moono said this in a statement issued in Lusaka on Friday and made available to Zambia Monitor.
He identified others as Wilford Siamufunde, 42, of Riverside in Choma, a Senior Health Promotional Officer at Southern Provincial Health Office and Mundia Muhau, 44, of New Houses in Namwala, a Purchasing and Supplies Assistant at Namwala District Health Office.
“The trio have been jointly charged with one (1) count of Corrupt Practices by Public Officers Contrary to Section 19(1) as read with Section 41 of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012 of the Laws of Zambia,” Moono said.
He said the trio engaged in corrupt practices by soliciting and receiving K40,000 cash gratification from Jonathan Zuhuli as an inducement or reward for them to facilitate the award of the contract worth K300,735 to supply building materials to Nicekel General Dealers.
Moono said this is a matter or transaction concerning the Namwala District Health Office, a public body.
“The trio have since been released on bond and will appear before court soon,” he said.
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