THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has handed over former Ministry of Health permanent secretary in charge of administration Mulalelo Kakulubelwa’s case to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for further action.

Responding to a press query, ACC spokesperson Queen Chibwe confirmed that the Commission handed over the case to the DPP on Friday.

“I wish to inform you that the Commission has concluded investigations in the matter and the case will be submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions today (Friday) for further action,” stated Chibwe in a brief reply.

The conclusion of the investigation follows heightened calls by a range of stakeholders, including Transparency International Zambia, on the need for the ACC to expedite their investigations into Mulalelo’s case in order not to be seen to be delaying the process unnecessarily.

Kakulubelwa was being probed over tender irregularities at the Ministry of Health in the aftermath of the Honeybee Pharmacy Limited scandal.

She was also cited for 25 anomalies related to accounting irregularities, payroll staff matters and procurement of goods and services, together with infrastructure development, management of assets and stores.