Anti-graft agency arrests three Ministry of Health workers over K40,000 deal in Southern Province


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.

Read More:Anti-corruption agency arrests two contractors for alleged theft involving K79,000

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.

WARNING! All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express permission from ZAMBIA MONITOR.

Christian Democratic Party leader, Pule, advocates scrapping of tax holidays to foreign mining firms

Previous article

Two Zambians, Zimbabwean arrested in Botswana for allegedly trafficking 40 Ethiopians

Next article

You may also like


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Metro