The Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested a Health Promotions Officer at the Ministry of Health for theft involving over K200, 000 and uttering false documents.
ACC Public Relations Manager Timothy Moono in a statement to QFM News says Bholley Sikazwe, 43, of House No. 464, off Gardenia Avenue, Avondale has been charged with one Count of Theft by Public Servant Contrary to Section 272 as read with Section 277, and one Count of Uttering False Documents Contrary to Section 352 of the Penal Code Cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia.
In the first Count, the details are that on dates unknown but between 1st January 2008 and 31st December 2008 in Lusaka, Sikazwe, jointly and whilst acting together with other unknown persons, being a person employed in the Public Service, namely the Ministry of HealtMoono ACCh as a Health Promotions Officer, stole K247, 775, property of the Government of the Republic of Zambia which came into his possession by virtue of his employment.
In Count two, details are that Sikazwe, on unknown dates but between 1st January 2008 and 31st December 2008 in Lusaka, jointly and whilst acting together with other unknown persons, being a person employed in the Public Service, namely the Ministry of Health as a Health Promotions Officer, uttered false documents namely, acquittal sheets and receipts relating to the payment of K247, 775 on Cheque Number 000675 dated 24th July 2008 purporting to show that the said money was spent on the second countrywide tour of the special edition of “Your Health Matters” Programme when in fact not.
Mr Moono says Sikazwe has since been released on bond and will appear in Court on 23rd January 2015