Recent "corruption watch" related news :
Two Ministry of Community Development employees in Mongu recently appeared in a magistrate’s court charged with 12 counts of theft by public servant involving about K90 million. Principal community development officer Jenifer Malembeka, 46 and Lubinda Wakwinji, a practical instructor also 46 have been charged with 12 counts of theft by public servant.
The Commission of Inquiry on the procurement of petroleum products has established that K2 trillion was allegedly embezzled in the supply chain between 2007 and last year. The malpractices occurred in the then Ministry of Energy and Water Development, Zambia Public Procurement Authority and ERB. The commission has recommended that law enforcement agencies should take action immediately.
Hon Mwalimu Simfukwe MP (Mbala Central) has been arrested and charged with abuse of authority of office. Mr Simfukwe, who is former Northern Province permanent secretary, was been jointly charged with a former procurement officer Elias Simukonde.