In a significant development in the fight against corruption, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has apprehended Chadiza District Education Board Secretary (DEBS) and two lecturers from the Copperbelt University (CBU) on charges related to corruption and bribery.
Misozi Mwale Mwenya, aged 58, residing at house number 904 in Chipili compound, Chadiza, has been arrested and charged with a count of willful failure to comply with applicable procurement procedures, as stated in Section 34 (2) (b) read in conjunction with Section 41 of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012. The arrest stems from her alleged involvement in a corrupt act involving K50,750.00.
The charges against Misozi Mwale Mwenya pertain to a procurement transaction for transportation services that transpired between May 1, 2018, and May 30, 2018. It is alleged that during this period, she authorized the procurement of transportation services, exceeding her designated procurement threshold by a contract sum of K50,750.00.
Simultaneously, two lecturers from Copperbelt University’s Jambo Drive Campus, Dr. Daniel Mwanza and Mr. Henry Mvula, have also been arrested on charges of corrupt practices. The duo, aged 37 and 35 respectively, allegedly solicited and accepted bribes from two female first-year students in exchange for facilitating their success in examinations.
Dr. Daniel Mwanza, residing at house number 81 on Lubwa Road, Ndeke, Kitwe, and Mr. Henry Mvula, located at Beautiful Gates off Tafuna Drive, Ndeke, Kitwe, have been jointly charged with corrupt practices under Section 19(1) in combination with Section 41 of the Anti-Corruption Act Number 3 of 2012.
The charges revolve around their alleged actions of soliciting K5,000.00 or sexual gratification from the two female students between August 1, 2023, and August 29, 2023. It is further claimed that the two lecturers received K1,500.00 in cash gratification from the students, ostensibly to secure their passing grades in Continuous Assessments (CA) and final examinations.
All three individuals, including Misozi Mwale Mwenya, Dr. Daniel Mwanza, and Mr. Henry Mvula, have been released on bail and are slated to make their appearance in court in the near future.
The Anti-Corruption Commission continues its rigorous efforts to combat corruption and uphold the principles of accountability and transparency in Zambia.