ACC arrests Ministry of Sports employee

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Anti Corruption Commision - ACC
Anti Corruption Commision - ACC

The Anti- Corruption Commission (ACC) in Kasama has arrested an employee of the Ministry of Youth and Sports for alleged corruption.

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ACC Public Relations Manager Timothy Moono confirmed the arrest to ZANIS in Kasama today.

 

Mr. Moono named the suspect as 45-yeae-old Felix Lengwe of Newtown in Kasama who is also Northern Province Youth Coordinator.

 

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Mr Moono said Lengwe has been charged with one count of failure to declare interest contrary to section 28 of the Anti-Corruption Act.

 

He disclosed that Lengwe failed to declare interest in a matter where he recommended the release of youth empowerment funds to a beauty parlor owned by his wife.

 

Mr Moono further stated that Lengwe being a public officer failed to recuse himself when he chaired the evaluation committee meetings that interviewed possible beneficiaries of the funds.

 

He added that Lengwe’s wife subsequently received a loan from the Ministry of Youth and Sport amounting to K30, 000.

 

Mr.  Moono said Lengwe is currently on Police bond and will appear in court soon.

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