By Christopher Chisi
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested a Director at the National Housing Authority (NHA) for failing to follow applicable laid down procedure.
Charles Chewe 54, a Director of Finance at NHA has been charged with one count of willful failure to follow applicable laid down procurement procedures or guidelines contrary to the anti-corruption act no. 3 of 2012.
Details of the offence are that on dates unknown but between 1st January 2012 and 31st December 2012 in Lusaka, Chewe, being a person employed in the public service by the national housing authority as director of finance did award a contract to Blackson Zulu, a debt collector without following applicable laid down procurement procedures or guidelines, a transaction which concerns the national housing authority, a public body.
ACC Public Relations Manager Timothy Moono has confirmed the development to 5fm News in a statement issued saying Chewe has been released on bond and will appear in court soon.