The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in Mansa has arrested former Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Alfred Sakala and Assistant Procurement Officer for willful failure to comply with applicable procedures, in a matter involving K47, 763. 22.
The two, Alfred Sakala aged 42, former DPP, of house No. 94 Godfrey Chitalu Road, Nyumba Yanga Lusaka and Phenias Musonda aged 40 Assistant Procurement Officer from the Procurement and Supply Unit (PSU) at Luapula Provincial Administration Office, of Plot No. 3334 Spark Compound were on the 13th of August 2015 charged with one (1) count of willful failure to comply with applicable procedures contrary to section 34 (2) (b) of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012.
Particulars of the offence being that the duo on dates unknown but between the 1st August 2012 and 30th October 2012 in Mansa District of the Luapula Province, while working together did willfully fail to comply with the law on applicable procedures relating to procurement in the manner they received, evaluated, recommended and authorized the award of a contract for rehabilitation of a servants quarter to Bemos Trading and facilitated the payment of K47, 763.22 without following the laid down procedures concerning the Provincial Administration in Mansa, a public body.
In another development the Commission in Mansa arrested Moffart Kabimba, 40, of House No. 65 Kapoli Libala Stage 3, with (2) counts of forgery contrary to section 344 as read with section 347 of the Penal Code Cap 87 and (1) count of Uttering of false documents contrary to section 352 of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia.
Particulars of the offences are that on dates unknown but between the 1st of August and 31st October, 2012 in Mansa, Luapula Province, Mr Kabimba while acting together with persons unknown did forge three documents namely quotation No. 3799 and quotation Nos. 145 and 148 dated 10th September 2012 bearing the names Moonlite General Dealers Construction & Hardware Sales and Ladderlink General Dealers respectively, purporting that the said quotations were originated by the proprietors of the two companies or under their authority when in fact not.
Mr. Kabimba was in the third count charged with uttering the above mentioned forged documents purporting that they were genuinely prepared and issued by the named business entities when in fact not.
This is contained in a statement released to Qfm News by ACC Public Relations Manager Timothy Moono.