THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested Mongu College of Education principal Mwala Nyambe for alleged failure to comply with applicable laws or guidelines relating to procurement, in a matter where he procured a motor vehicle using simplified bidding.
According to a statement issued by ACC spokesperson Queen Chibwe, Monday, Nyambe, 56, was arrested by the Commission yesterday for wilful failure to comply with applicable law or guidelines relating to procurement contrary to Section 34(2)(b) of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012.
“Particulars of the offence are that Ms. Nyambe on unknown dates but between 1st October ,2015 and 31st December, 2016 in Mongu District of the Western Province, being a person, whose functions concern the administration of public revenue, wilfully failed to comply with applicable laws or guidelines relating to procurement by procuring a motor vehicle namely, a Yutong Bus, engine number 7859464, using simplified bidding. She has since been released on bond and will appear in Court soon,” Chibwe stated.
And CHibwe also disclosed that the Commission arrested and charged Precious Halwiindi of Monze township, with one count of Personating a Public Officer Contrary to section 102 (b) of the Penal Code and four counts of Obtaining Money by false pretences.
“Details of the offence are that Precious Halwiindi, on unknown dates but between 1st May 2018 and 30th September 2018, in Monze District of the Southern Province, being a private person, falsely presented herself to Bornface Muleya Munachingu as an Officer of the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) when in fact not. Further that between the same mentioned dates, Precious Halwiindi obtained money by false pretences, amounting to a Total of K 8, 650 from Bornface Muleya Munachingu,” stated Chibwe.
Chibwe stated that Munachingu was arrested on April 14, 2021 and appeared in Court on April 15 but pleaded not guilty to all the five charges.
The Court has set May 4, 2021 as the date for commencement of trial.