Monday, June 24, 2024

RDA accountant vanishes…withdraws K131.5m from agency’s account

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With selfish individuals stealing money from RDA its no wonder we get roads like this in Zambia.File picture of road in Kashikishi

An accountant at the Road Development Agency (RDA) in Kasama has disappeared after withdrawing K131.5 million through a company which he allegedly created for money laundering activities.

The accountant, Ernest Chibuye was under investigation by the Northern Province task force on corruption that has seized property during investigations.

Northern Province task force chairperson, Mary Chikwanda said Mr Chibuye was alleged to have created a company where money was being paid by RDA without any work being done.

Mr Chibuye was interrogated and arrested by the team last month which forwarded his file to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

“When the file came and authority was granted for us to prosecute, we discovered that his house had been deserted and all his mobile numbers are unreachable. “We have checked at the RDA headquarters in Lusaka and they are not aware of his whereabouts,” Ms Chikwanda said.

Ms Chikwanda, who is Northern Province police commissioner, said the team released Mr Chibuye on police bond because he had a fixed abode, but it was now clear that he had allegedly run away to evade prosecution.

“We have now decided to put him on the wanted list because it is clear that he is running away,” Ms Chikwanda said.

In December, Mr Chibuye was suspended from RDA in connection with the money paid from RDA to a company called Ertafa General Dealers without seeking authority from his superiors.

She said her team was also pursuing cases of K1.6 billion and K400 million paid to a bogus company for projects whose works had never been undertaken.

This was shortly after the team seized properties including houses, a building complex and luxury vehicles worth billions of Kwacha from Government officials in Kasama.

During the investigations, it was discovered that K3 billion had not been accounted for by some Government officials.

The investigative team comprises officials from the Anti-Corruption Commission, Drug Enforcement Commission and the Zambia Police Service and was tasked to look into allegations of theft, fraud, illegal tendering and corruption.

Ms Chikwanda, at the start of the investigations, said the team had unearthed financial scams involving Government officials that were allegedly perpetrated by the?previous administration.

The task force was constituted by Northern Province Permanent Secretary, Emmanuel Mwamba.

42 COMMENTS

  1. Most if not all Zambian men who are reach reached there through corrupt activities anyway

    You can count with your fingers the men who are ‘rich’ live in rich suburbs in Kabulonga etc and are black that they reached there by stealing

    It is evident here in Scotland too, where there is 6% of us black people yet the Prison has about 40% black people.

    It is a genetic thing that, even anyone reading this has probably stolen and have just thought about ‘that moment’ when they stole

    I know I am right, as Iam always. Tell me something i do not know

    Thanks

  2. I always hate to reading Mushotas comments. She always boast about her life in diaspora which she claims to be enjoying. Am too like u in diaspora but i love my country and ive no reasons to speak ill over whats going on in my country. 
    Is it your first time MUSHOTA to be overseas?? it appears so to me bcoz if it wasnt, u were nt going to boast so much about your scotland life. My fellow zambians, pliz ignore mushotas comments. mushota cant jst come out in the open hw much he/she misses zambia. Lets forgive her. VOONELA KUUKULA VINTHU NIVOVUTA, BAVIONELA KUUKULU A MUSHOTA!!!

  3. Mushota: Color has nothing to do with theft; even your so called Scotts Boy Friends??? Steal as well. But don’t write like theft is in genes of black. It is evident that you love Zambia hence your silly comments on all Articles on Lusaka Times. If you were not interested, you would not bother. So cut your silly childish, HULE behavior and contribute realistically.

  4. Wamu,

    Just forget Mushota. He is an impersonator and disguising HIMSELF as a lady and always seeking to draw attention by writing utter nonsenses. The character portrayed is not real but a creation of someone suffering from irreparable brain damage. One thing though is that he has at least managed to be consistent with his stupidity which somehow is a credit to himself.

    On the subject matter itself, this guy will not run no matter how he hides. Just a matter of time the bugger will be cornered.

  5. Lusaka Times must realize that Mushota is a Royal Establishment in Luapula Province and this person calling herself a princess indirectly must not use the Mushota name.

  6. Mushota, always remember that your original country is better than anywhere else. Your original country treats you with respect not in a foreign land where you are always reminded that you are an alien. I have been away from Zambia for over 17 years and have worked in all continents of the world, have completed BA, ACCA, MBA, PHD etc , but there is no need to brag. I am pretty sure I even get more money than you Mushota, but I love my country Zambia and when I retire, I would like to be in Zambia. Please Mushota, mature and stop bragging, there other Zambians who have more achievements than you.

  7. Why cant we have a task force for central province?It is public knowledge how government machinery like borehole sinking equipment,earth moving equipment,and personnel from water affairs and rural roads unit were abused by a former senior official for construction of his shopping mall and houses.

  8. Mushota just hide your head in the sand like an ostrich pantu bakusoka mukolwe.On the subject matter,the guy is so unhappy because he keeps looking here and there for every n familiar sound,you will be caught soon my nigga.Be wise and hand yourself in

  9. Aside from the disparaging remarks and racial stereotypes in Mushota’s assertion, it is worrying to see how glaringly criminal the revelations in the AG’s report always are. It is also interesting to see how people blatantly live beyond their means without any traceable way in which they sustain their pumped up lifestyles. The other concern as is always is how we always wait for a situation to “peak” before we begin to do anything about it.

    • do keep in mind that the so called credit crunch in the western world has been a product of people leaving beyond there means ie plastic… only in recent months/years has it become clear that many institutions world over has acted irresponsibly and corruptly its only that in Africa many are poor the few that have it s plain to see that they may have stolen somewhere ” except for a few”

  10. this mmd rda thing stinks. why can’t the relevant investigating wings extend these investigations to all towns in zambia cos it seems like it was “tula twabane” in the mmd.
    just imagine, scandals everywhere.

  11. The list of fugitives is growing. Police will now realise that having a fixed abode is not a guarantee that one will turn up when required to do so.

  12. Becoming big headed over K131m and how long is this money going to sustain you. Remember wamutu ukulu salewa nkonyo so you are going to be behind bars soon.

  13. We have enough money to develop the rural areas but people given the responsible to manage it have grown long fingers. What is wrong with us Zambians?

  14. Under arrest and then….they are not aware of his whereabouts, what kind of nonsense is that? Arrest means taken into custody.

  15. @ 13, Get Rich or Die Trying,

    The man who looted k131m is Enerst Chibuye and in Bembaland you can never find a chibuye…. this name is from central province , serenje to be specific

  16. Mushta keep quite . Just a plane flight to Uk ca make you disown your race. *****. You think we have never gone any where to know how corrupt europpeans are? You are roud of bieng in scoltland. dont you that people have gone to the moon? I now agree that you went to UK for prostitution and nothing else
    As for the subject, you should have been accurate to say bembe genes are corrupt. Look at these muchinga thieves. Even the so called task force were paid to release this bloody muchinga kolwe thief.

  17. If we will not stand up as members of the the community and make the leaders accountable for what they do, we will continue to read stories like tis all the time. We have to rise up and demand transparence and accountability. It is very sad to realise how much of our resources disappear in few peoples pockets. May God help Zambians to rise up.
    Very soon, I will be there to correct the mess.

  18. MUSHOTA IS TELLING LIES ABOUT A PRISON HAVING 40% OF INMATES AS BLACK. LET HER DO A BETTER RESEARCH. SECONDLY, THEFT IS THROUGH OUT THE WORLD AND WHITE PEOPLE DO MORE TERRIBLE THINGS IN THIS WORLD THAN ANY OTHER RACE. I AM IN THE UK AND I KNOW WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT. THIRDLY AS FAR AS GAME IS CONCERNED IN BED WE ARE MORE SATISFYING THAN WHITES AND THAT IS WHY YOU SEE WHITE LADIES SCRAMBLING FOR BLACK MEN. IT IS JUST A COLOUR AND THEY ARE NOT WHITE BUT PINK LIKE A PIG. WE ARE NOT BLACK BUT BROWN. LET MUSHOTA TAKE HER STUPIDITY SOMEWHERE ELSE AND STOP COMMENTING ON A ZAMBIAN WEBSITE. WHY NOT COMMENTING ON A SCOTISH WEBSITE. FOR ME SHE IS MENTALLY SICK

  19. When we are faced with a problem lets not look which tribe is Chibuye or where he comes from. Let us look at Chibuye period. He is a thief and must be arrested soon.There are many Zambians who take advantage of their positions to practice corrutption. Let Sata administration leave a mark that corruption will not be tolerated.

  20. The fuss of PF govt is amazing. Hulla baloo exciting the nation with selective corruption fight still blaming MMD for the disappearing of Chibuye RDA accountant in February 2012. PF govt formed in September 2011,Chibuye arrested and released on bond in December 2011. MMD caused his disappearing in Feb 2012. Chibuye is brother to Northern police chief officer Ms Chikwanda, she is the one to do some explanation imwe ba kaponya. When are you going to begin to administer governance in the nation? Cheap publicity wont do tricks, just catch thieves and take them to court and give Zambia a break.

  21. Mushota at it again……131million is not even enough to buy a house in a good location. At least if it was 13billion k, having said that, what he did is wrong and he should pay. You have to work hard for your money not finding short cuts.

    • Very right, a two bedroom flat in Kabwata Estates costs K180million maybe in  Kasama he could have managed to buy a nice house but stealing is wrong especially public funds.

  22. Well, Mwamba you are doing a good job in your home province but don’t forget the adage (it takes a devil to catch devils).We have not forgotten that you Mwamba worked closely with the master thief and he taught you on how to steal, but careful we are watching you.

  23. MUSHOTA IS NOW A CELEBRITY . HE/SHE CAN CONTROL THE WHOLE BLOG ON HIS/HER FINGER TIPS CONSISTENTLY AND EVERYONE FOLLOWS.
    Mushota !!! we will arrange a tv show, so that people know what they are dealing with in kanyama.

  24. Hey!!I??ll definitely have to check out Sean??s post. And I love the idea of blogging about a failure and how you learned from it. I??ll have to do that one soon

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