The Solwezi Magistrates’ Court has convicted former North-Western Province Permanent Secretary Fabian Mumba for corrupt practices.
Mumba was facing one count of wilful failure to comply with applicable procedures and guidelines relating to the procurement of works.
According to a statement issued by Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) Public Relations Manager Timothy Moono, Mumba was jointly-charged with the then Procurement Manager at the Provincial Administration, Collins Kapapala, but the court, however, acquitted his co-accused.
“Mr Mumba was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission in 2017 and was jointly-charged with the then Procurement Manager at the Provincial Administration Collins Kapapala for one count of wilful failure to comply with applicable procedures and guidelines contrary to the laws of Zambia. Principle Resident Magistrate Davies Chibwili, however, acquitted Kapapala,” stated Moono.
“Particulars of the offence were that Mr. Mumba and Mr. Kapapala, on dates unknown but between January 1, 2011, and August 31, 2011, did wilfully fail to comply with applicable laws, procedures or guidelines relating to the procurement of works for the upgrading and maintenance of the Magrade Extension Road in Solwezi, which was awarded to Hillers Construction Company Limited, contrary to section 33(2) of the Anti-Corruption Commission Act number 38 of 2010.”