ACC arrests Southern Province PS

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Anti-Corruption Commission

Southern Province Permanent Secretary Annie Sinyangwe has been arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for wilful failure to comply with applicable procedure relating to procurement.

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Ms. Sinyangwe 48, was arrested yesterday and charged with one count of wilful failure to comply with applicable procedure relating to procurement contrary to the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012.

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ACC Public Relations Manager Timothy Moono has confirmed the arrest of Ms. Sinyangwe in a statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka today.

Mr. Moono explained that Ms. Sinyangwe, who at the time was serving as Permanent Secretary for Administration at Cabinet Office, wilfully failed to comply with the law and applicable procedure relating to procurement when she awarded a contract for paving of Cabinet Office Car Park to Moonstone Investments Limited valued at K89, 253. 44, a matter or transaction prejudicial to the interest of Cabinet Office.

He said Ms. Sinyangwe has since been released on bond and will appear in court on April 8, 2015.

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