Ministry Of Health Officials Involved In Honeybee Scandal Arrested By ACC

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested and charged six (6) Ministry of Health officials with 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.

The Ministry of Health officials namely Wilson Lungu aged 37 of Chalala, a Chief Purchasing and Supplying Officer, Dr. Daniel Makawa aged 45 of Chongwe, a Senior Registrar -Surgery, Obert Hachizobe aged 37 of Garden House area, an Accountant, Emmanuel Mubanga aged 51 of Ibex Hill, a Pharmacist and Abel Livingi aged 36, a procurement officer of Lilayi area have each been charged with One count of Willful Failure to Comply with Applicable Law and Procedure.

Meanwhile Boyd Mwanashimbala aged 50, a pharmacist of Makeni area has been charged with two counts of Willful Failure to Comply with Applicable Law and Procedure.

Details are that on dates unknown but between 1st July 2019 and 31st December, 2019 the above officials jointly and whilst acting together failed to comply with applicable procedure and regulations relating to the evaluation of tender number MoH/SC/032/19 to supply and deliver health centre kits, a tender in which Honeybee Pharmacy was awarded a contract to supply 22,500 health centre kits.

The above officials have since been released on Bond and will appear in Court on 21st December, 2021.


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