ACB Pounce On Chiwambo Over Corruption

Anti-Corruption Bureau-ACB has arrested Director of Energy in the Department of Energy, Cassius Chibambo and Principal Mining Engineer at the Ministry of Mines, Gilbert Bright Nyirenda over suspected corruption.

ACB spokesperson, Egritta Ndala confirms the development in a statement; saying on 17th December 2020, they received a complaint alleging that the owner of Ilomba Granite Mining Company in Chitipa corruptly paid $300,000 to some Government officials to have his mining licence renewed.

The statement adds their investigations further revealed that the ministry officials demanded 15 million dollars and received 5000 dollars plus K500,000 cash to facilitate renewal of the licence.

This money was allegedly shared by Chiwambo and Nyirenda.

Ndala says they are yet to record caution statements from the two

The two are expected to appear before court after the bureau has interviewed them.

Reported by Rachel Julaye–LILONGWE

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