By CHARITY MOONGA-
THE Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has summoned directors of Techmiya Commercials Limited, a company contracted to supply earth moving equipment worth K8 million from the United Kingdom (UK) which has not been delivered.
PAC has since described as a scandal the transaction in which seven councils in Southern Province purchased earth moving equipment worth K8 million from a UK based firm, which to date has not been delivered.
Three of Techmiya directors registered with Patents and Companies Registration Agency (PACRA) in Zambia are Kapota Miyambo, Hambayi Milambo and Miyambo Chisala all of Rhodes Park in Lusaka.
The committee, chaired by Chipangali MMD Member of Parliament MP Vincent Mwale, ordered the three directors to appear before it at a date to be communicated to them.
The councils purchased the equipment for use in Choma central, Dundumwezi, Mapatizya, Mbabala, Pemba, Kalomo central and Kazungula.
The councils had engaged Techmiya Commercials Limited to supply second hand earth moving equipment but to date the equipment had not been delivered despite paying for them in full.
In the case of Choma municipal council, the PAC heard that the local authority paid more than K1.3 million to the company on April, 8 last year.
The PAC also wondered why all councils were single sourcing from Techmiya Commercials Limited despite the organisation failing to deliver.
Choma Town Clerk Mwiiya Mwiiya had a tough time explaining to the committee how he carried out a transaction with Techmiya Commercials Limited without following proper procedures.
Mr Mwiiya said the equipment was still marooned at Walvis Bay and the supplier was holding on because other councils had not yet paid the same supplier.
Local Government and Housing Permanent Secretary, Stanford Mschili, who had difficulties defending the local authorities, said Government would now work with the international police to bring Techmiya Commercials Limited to book over failure to deliver the equipment.
The PAC heard that most of the local authorities were introduced to Techmiya Commercials Limited by their area Members of Parliament (MPs) who had been approached by the firm to advertise their services.
But Mr Mwale wondered why the ministry had not followed up with Techmiya Commercials Limited since 2012.
Times of Zambia
MORE DETAILS from PUBLIC RECORDS
TECHMIYA COMMERCIALS SHIPPING AND FORWARDING LIMITED
Detailed Business Information
- BUSINESS NAME : TECHMIYA COMMERCIALS SHIPPING AND FORWARDING LIMITED
- COMPANY NUMBER : 8267251
- INCORPORATION DATE : 24/10/2012
- COMPANY TYPE : Private Limited Company
|09/01/2013||New Company Secretary Mr C. Miyambo appointed|
|09/01/2013||New Company Secretary Mr H. Miyambo appointed|
|12/12/2012||Mr I. Mdala has left the board|
|26/10/2012||New Board Member Mr I. Mdala appointed|
|26/10/2012||New Board Member Mr H.K. Miyambo appointed|
|26/10/2012||New Board Member Mr C. Gadi appointed|
ABOUT MR HENRY KAPOTA MIYAMBO
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
County: WEST YORKSHIRE
Postcode: LS8 2SY
Country of residence: ENGLAND
Henry Kapota Miyambo has been employed at TCC GLOBAL TRAVEL AGENTS LIMITED since 17 January 2014 currently as a Director (MANAGER).
Company address: TCC GLOBAL TRAVEL AGENTS LIMITED
1 ASHLEY ROAD, LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, LS9 7AB
T BARBARS LIMITED
Company address: T BARBARS LIMITED
1 ASHLEY ROAD, LEEDS, ENGLAND, LS9 7AB
TECHMIYA COMMERCIALS LIMITED
Henry Kapota Miyambo has been employed at TECHMIYA COMMERCIALS LIMITED since 07 September 2010 currently as a Director (CARER).
Company address: TECHMIYA COMMERCIALS LIMITED
54 UPLAND GROVE, OAKWOOD, LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, LS8 2SY
TECHMIYA CLEANING SERVICES LIMITED
Henry Kapota Miyambo has been employed at TECHMIYA CLEANING SERVICES LIMITED since 08 April 2013 currently as a Director (COMMERCIAL TRADER).
Company address: TECHMIYA CLEANING SERVICES LIMITED
1 ASHLEY ROAD, HAREHILLS, LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, LS9 7AB
Henry Kapota Miyambo has been employed at TRANS AFRICA SPARES LTD since 17 June 2013 currently as a Director (BUSINESS MAN).
Company address: TRANS AFRICA SPARES LTD
54 UPLAND GROVE, LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM, LS8 2SY
15 June 2011 – 13 November 2012
Henry Kapota Miyambo was employed as Director (SALES EXECUTIVE) at HENRY VEHICLE EXPORTS AND SALES LIMITED from 15 June 2011 to 13 November 2012
Company address: HENRY VEHICLE EXPORTS AND SALES LIMITED
54 UPLAND GROVE, LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, LS8 2SY
No condition is permanent