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Former Health P.S Kennedy Malama arrested over Ambulance procurement scandal

Headlines Former Health P.S Kennedy Malama arrested over Ambulance procurement scandal

The Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested and charged former Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health Dr Kennedy Malama, with two counts of Willful Failure to Comply with Applicable Law and Procedure contrary to Section 34 sub section (2) (b) of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012.

In the first count, Dr. Malama aged 53 of Ibex Hill, Lusaka on dates unknown but 1st August 2017 and 31st December 2018 in the Lusaka District, being an employee of the Ministry of Health namely; Permanent Secretary in charge of Administration, jointly and whilst acting together with persons unknown, did willfully fail to comply with applicable procedure by terminating contract number MoH/ORD/004/15 between the Ministry of Health and Savenda Management Services Limited for supply and delivery of fifty (50)basic life support ambulances, supply and delivery of major spare parts for the ambulances and training of personnel.

Details in count two are that Dr Kennedy Malama on dates unknown but between 1st August 2017 and 31st December 2018 at Lusaka in the Lusaka District, being a Director of Health Promotion, Environment and Social Determinants at the Ministry of Health and member of the Ministerial Procurement Committee, jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown, did willfully fail to comply with applicable procedure by approving the Ministerial Procurement Committee paper no. 131 of 2017, which paper recommended the use of limited bidding international as the appropriate method of procurement of fifty (50) ambulances without providing the justifications or reasons in the said Ministerial Procurement Committee paper no. 131 of 2017 for the use or choice of this method of procurement.

Further, the Commission has arrested and charged the former Head of Procurement and Supplies Unit at the Ministry of Health, Wilson Lungu, with one count of Willful Failure to Comply with Applicable Law and Procedure
contrary to Section 34 sub section (2) (b) of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012.

Wilson Lungu aged 37 of Chalala Waterworks, Lusaka on dates unknown but between 1st August 2017 and 31st December 2018 in the Lusaka District being the Head of the Procurement and Supplies Unit at the Ministry of Health and member of the Ministerial Procurement Committee, jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown, did Willfully Fail to Comply with Applicable Procedure by approving Ministerial Procurement Committee paper no. 131 of 2017, which paper recommended the use of limited bidding international as the appropriate method of procurement of fifty (50) ambulances without providing the justifications or reasons in the said Ministerial Procurement Committee paper no. 131 of 2017 for the use or choice of this
method of procurement.

The duo has been released on ACC Bond and will appear in Court soon.

This is according to a statement issued by ACC Spokesperson Queen Chibwe.

43 COMMENTS

  1. Keep arresting these thieving crooks. Ooh happy day! Next is to recover what they stole. We campaigned very hard and sacrificed our time for change. We need to see more loyal upnd supporters in key positions. My uncle did alot for upnd and yet up to now he has been sidelined

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  2. I don’t see these cases going far because what they did doesn’t appear to be in violation of the Procurement Act. The ACC seems to be acting at the behest of politicians that are disgusted by the cost of the ambulances and not by the violation of the Law. These are cases which chaps like Mutembo Nchito can make mince out of the DPP. Do you remember similar cases that were successfully defended by late Nicholas Chanda? Don’t use emotions to enforce the Law. If you check the Ministry of Legal Affairs budget it was overwhelmed by compensations due to PF’s senseless pursuit of RB and others. Ensure that you take strong cases to the courts

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  3. That’s the right approach and I recommend the ACC, I said it before and say again you start with small fishes and walk up the ladder to the top. Loyalty to the bigger fishes will be tested and not all small fishes will take the bullet.

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  4. @Zennia
    Looks like the old regime PF and the so called new dawn UPND are still working together behind closed doors…this is just the usual drill…next thing is bond and he will be back home and end of story…he probably will never even see the Judge

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  5. To Those bleating on about how this case will go nowhere……….

    It does not matter………..

    The intangible benefits if an open war against corruption are incalculable……..

    This translates into a more honest hard working society……….

    This was also the case with the PLM GRZ, the very public fight against corruption did not yield much convictions , but the feel good factor was immense for the nation……..with some pundits crediting his GRZ as the best , after the great KK…….

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  6. Corruption was insurmountable under lungu and pf… just what would have happened if we had allowed ecl a third term and pf another 5yrs???

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  7. flag Wow! How Anthony Bwalya came from the backdoor, overlapped and knockout SLUGGISH and SLEEPY established media CRONIES of UPND to become HH’s Right Hand Man & Press Aid.

    Tarino Orange @ 2

    I knew it, something eating you inside, hence the constant rants, name calling, tribalist and insults, not forgetting bullying people to get out of Lusakatimes as if your mother owns the Lusakatimes. Now we know that you do all this to express your anger, jealousy to some of the decent and wise bloggers who are using their minds to acquire wealth, just to vent anger because of your languishing uncle. Your uncle is a dull person. If he was intelligent, HH would have given him a job. But “Sorry William” your uncle is a d*ckhead just like you. Same Old, Same Old. Well you better clean more toilets in UK and save as much as you can and help your uncle. You did not campaign to better Zambia but just to get jobs for family members.

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  8. The system can be very slow and some corrupt people might even start thinking that they are very clever. Infact so clever that they even start taunting the government and suing the state. Good luck with that.

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  9. THEY ARE MANY OF US WHO CAMPAIGNED, PUMPED THOUSANDS INTO UPND COFFERS FROM PERSONAL BANK ACCOUNTS. WE WENT ON ROADSHOWS JUST BEFORE ELCTIONS WITH HH TO SUPPORT AND STEALTH HIM. WE DID IT FOR THE LOVE OF THE COUNTRY AND RETURNED BACK TO EUROPE TO RESUME OUR PROFESSIONS AND BE WITH OUR FAMILIES. I MUST SAY I AM DISSAPOINTED TO SOME OF THE COMMENTS POSTED ON THIS THREAD.

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  10. YES, WE CALL OURSELVES “UPND” … BUT IT WAS ABOUT THE BENEFIT OF EVERY SINGLE ZAMBIAN WHO MANY NOT EVEN SUPPORT HH. WE DID NOT CAMPAIGN TO HAVE OUR RELATIVES GET JOBS OR LAND OURSELVES GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS. BUT JUST TO BETTER ZAMBIA FROM THE SINKING BOAT. WE ALSO REALISE THAT AS ZAMBIANS WE WILL HAVE TO WORK WITH SOME OF OUR COLLEEAGUES WHO CALL THEMSELVES “PF” AND THOSE WHO HAVE NO POLITCAL AFFILIATIONS THAT JUST WANT TO BETTER ZAMBIA WITHOUT TO HAVE TO GET SOMETHING FROM THE NATION. ITS ONE COUNTRY UNDER THE SUN AND GOD.

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  11. #2  Tarino Orange

    Is not the real TO but the sad little man who is so inadequate he has to pretend he is other men……….

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  12. This is a washauti case…… Kennedy should not even lose sleep over this. Do not even bother to get top lawyers for this. Any new graduate from ZIALE can deal with this. Its a piece of cake with compensation.

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  13. I can see the tribal lot are busy celebrating these politically motivated caging of others. The move was legal under the procurement act and you will fail to prove your case against a hard working Doc. Your envy will choke and kill you.

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  14. 13# Wow! How Anthony Bwalya came from the backdoor…..

    I told you yesterday in my post that @TARINO ORANGE and his bed lover @SPAKA are very angry frustrated sausages. Today @TARINO ORANGE has come clean why he rants all the time. The uncle in Zambia is starving waiting for a job from HH. These UK UPND chaps became so big-headed boasting that we will book a whole flight to go to Zambia and land jobs. Some of these chaps have done nothing in UK for decades and have no single qualifications but just keep claiming UK Government Benefits and living in council flat, producing and popping out babies

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  15. Well well, while this is a good move to try those cases, if these guys had the right to decide on approaches and it is transpalent then the case is not going anywhere.

  16. cont..

    I am 35, work and live in Sweden as a Software Engineer and really love my job and it pays very good; I would never trade it with anything even if someone called me for a good job in Zambia. I can afford a nice car, good holidays and a house mortgage. These UK UPND chaps who were counting on HH are stuck and very angry. You can see it in @Tarino Orange…. complaining that his uncle is side-lined. Who told him his uncle is entitled for a job in government?

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  17. I don’t see this case going anywhere. If the procurement committes have powers to cancel contracts and pick successful bidders, how are the courts going to convict him.
    I thought the case would have had something to do with him actually pocketing money. Then that corruption
    Anyway, let’s wait and see. After all, there’s a difference between an arrest and a conviction.

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  18. Tarino Orange is not alone. So many of them ” risked” their lives not for better Zambia but hoped to get jobs such as DCs. That’s politics for you.

  19. Ba Tarino Orange….

    Mudala you have no shame. !!! Maweeeee…
    Please go start posting comments at The Watchdog where your type have assembled with all these out of this world conspiracies every single day

    Atii.. my uncle is left out or is it side lined to get a job. Just how shallow are you ?? Do you know that Zambia has millions of unemployed youths who voted for UPND, promised jobs and got cheated by that Mambala in state house?? …….
    Guess What? In 2026 these youths will turn up again to vote. You people are so thick and you think you now own Zambia. You turn up at lusakatimes making useless diabolical arguments as a righteous one, yet your brain is just full of sulphuric acid and gas talking nonsense 7 days a week……..

  20. Yes arrest them that’s when everybody will know and learn how to read the small prints on every contracts!! Everyone should be brought to account on any wrong doing their did.

  21. Tarino Orange @ 2

    16″ GEOFFREY KHUMBULA — is saying he did it for the country and not to have his uncle or family members get a job in return from HH. Can you see how wise some people are? I hope you know that he is responding to your comment but just being diplomatic………………………………..

    Dont F**kin come here crying like a baby about your family members waiting for jobs. Keep your family issues to yourself. You F**kin *SShole
    You folks don’t mean well. You are in for the money. You might as well join PF and show your true colours.

  22. Spaka @ 18

    Stop telling lies and spinning. You are just ashamed that #2 Tarino Orange has finally been exposed. That is the real Tarino Orange. We know how he writes. Thats the problems with you chaps. You get very vindictive, pumped up, don’t think through when posting blogs.

  23. GEOFFREY KHUMBULA 16 &17

    Sir! Thank you for educating this buffoon called Tarino Orange “2. He is very self centred and a bully. If he is married then one has to feel very sorry for his wife and children.

  24. Alot of sad pf cadres showing us why they lost elections. These mongrels will never learn. They are stubbornly arrogant. My uncle always says, “an arrogant man is a dead man”. You are all dead souls. I don’t have time to argue with ignorant uncivilised punks.

    Do you know what some of us sacrificed? Do you even know who my uncle is and how much he did for upnd? Who told you he won’t get employed? The sooner hh gets rid of your thieving pf relatives from the civil service, the sooner my uncle and relatives will be employed. Do you know that people like me were refused opportunities just because we are associated with the upnd? Who do you think you are? You are all nobodies! You can’t tell me where to blog. Go to hell

  25. I dont post such utter rubbish ..there is only one UK based moron on LT who has to much time for these silly games. I wont name him as that who give him credibility and the attention he craves.

  26. We warned these civil servants a few years ago that its them who will be in the firing line not the politicians like Dr. Chilufya & Co who take the big cuts!!

  27. flag Wow! How Anthony Bwalya came from the backdoor, overlapped and knockout SLUGGISH and SLEEPY established media CRONIES of UPND to become HH’s Right Hand Man & Press Aid.

    Tarino Orange @ 34

    We all have immediate or extended families who have done great for Zambia. You are making yourself so cheap. If we all come here and started mentioning our important relatives, Lusakatimes will turn into a rubbish landmark. Stop mourning and embarrassing yourself. That moron you are talking about is a person you hate because he is wiser and successful than you and has broken barriers. He made himself a cool $50m on Bitcoin. So you hate him out of jealousy. Some of us we know him in London. But he keeps a very low profile but lives a larger than life lifestyle.

  28. flag Wow! How Anthony Bwalya came from the backdoor, overlapped and knockout SLUGGISH and SLEEPY established media CRONIES of UPND to become HH’s Right Hand Man & Press Aid.

    He is an inspiration and doing a lot of work back home in Zambia such as funding projects for the orphanage children, buying desk for schools, paying for medical fees for the poor who are not his relatives to go for medial operations in India & South Africa, digging bow holes for clean water in villages etc . And guess what, he does not even go round boasting that I do this and that. He is down to earth, full of humility and kindness. So go f**ck yourself, you loser. Bitterness will give you a heart attack and send you to the grave soon. I am young enough to be your son at 27yrs. And I know I am doing far better than you. I am ACCA full qualified working as an Auditor in London.

  29. flag Wow! How Anthony Bwalya came from the backdoor, overlapped and knockout SLUGGISH and SLEEPY established media CRONIES of UPND to become HH’s Right Hand Man & Press Aid.

    Tarino Orange

    He is an inspiration and doing a lot of work back home in Zambia such as funding projects for the orphanage children, buying desk for schools, paying for medical fees for the poor who are not his relatives to go for medial operations in India & South Africa, digging bow holes for clean water in villages etc . And guess what, he does not go even round boasting that I do this and that. He is down to earth with full of humility and kindness.
    Tarino Orange – go f**ck yourself, you loser. I am young enough to be you son at 27yrs. And I know I am doing far better than you. I am ACCA qualified working as an Auditor in London

  30. Tarino Orange

    Please & please stop and take some time out from lusakatimes to reflect. No one is interested in your uncle. Such talk is what you get from children at junior secondary school

  31. TARINO ORANGE …. (34)

    Gosh !!! Make your case to HH about your uncle and not bringing your dirty laundry and family problems to lusakatimes. I have to say you are so childish and its very very sad to read your comments……….

  32. As I said you have no idea what some of us went through. You cannot talk to me about upnd or governance. I have every right to ensure my uncle who deserves a job gets one. Some of us don’t serve for money. We are passionate about helping society. Do you know how much I make per month? ZambiN govt can’t afford me

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