The Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested the Southern Province Permanent Secretary for willful Failure to Comply with Applicable Procedure Relating to Procurement.
Annie C.M.Sinyangwe, 48, of plot no SUB G/16520 off Kasama Road near G-Green –Lilayi Old Airstrip, was arrested yesterday and charged with one count of Willful Failure to Comply with Applicable Procedure Relating to Procurement Contrary to Section 34(2) B and as read with section 41 of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012.
Details are that Ms sinyangwe who at the time was serving as Permanent Secretary Administration, on unknown dates but between 1st January 2012 and 31st August 2012 in Lusaka, being a person whose functions as Permanent Secretary Administration at Cabinet Office involved the administration and management of public revenue or property, willfully 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, a public body under the government of the Republic of Zambia.
Ms Sinyangwe has since been released on bond and will appear in court on the 8th April 2015