ACC arrests Kitwe Court Clerk

The Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested a Local Court Clerk in Kitwe for Corrupt Practices involving K200.00

Ms. Barbra Chansa 34,of house number 7 Wusakile Township, in Kitwe was arrested and charged with one count of corrupt practices contrary to Section 19(1) of the Anti-Corruption Act Number 38 of 2010.

ACC Corporate Affairs officer Christopher Chibanku explains that details are that between 1st September, 2013 and 23rd September, 2013, Chansa as a Court Clerk with the Judiciary Department corruptly solicited for and actually received K200.00 cash gratification from Peter Ngalandi as an inducement or reward for herself to facilitate for a favorable Judgment in a local Court case between Peter Ngalandi and Mr. Silavwe at Wusakile Local Court.

Mr Chibanku says Chansa who has since been released on Bond will appear before the Kitwe Magistrate court soon.

Meanwhile, the Anti- Corruption Commission warned public officers to desist from engaging in corrupt practices as this has debilitating effects on the moral fibre of society, and effective delivery of public services.

Mr Chibanku says Public officers should uphold integrity in discharging their duties and place public interest above personal and private aggrandizement.