Clive Chirwa under Probe

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has disclosed that the Commission’s file on former Zambia Railways managing director Professor Clive Chirwa has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecution’s (DPP) chamber for perusal. 

ACC public relations officer Timothy Moono revealed this during the Commissions 2nd quarter media briefing in Lusaka yesterday.

Mr Moono said that the Commission had instituted investigations for corruption against Prof Chirwa after allegations leveled on him by the defunct board.

He said the Commission found some elements of corruption after they carried out investigations but could not state what elements of corruption he was referring to.

He said the DPP Mutembo Nchito would advise whether to prosecute the matter or not.

And Mr Moono said that the Commission has continued its investigations on the activities at the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) but however expressed ignorance as to whether the Commisision was investigating Road Development Agency (RDA) chief Bernard Chiwala in issues relating to some road contracts.

Mr Moono said the fight against corruption in the country continued to gain momentum as stakeholders including government continued to pledge unwavering support in the crusade.

“The Commission is encouraged with some significant decisions by the Courts of law made recently that include the upholding of the 5 year sentence against Dr. Katele Kalumba, Mr Aaron Chungu, Mr Faustine Kabwe and Ms Stella Chibanda with regard to their conviction in a corruption case of 2010. Further, Mr Henry Kapoko, former Human Resources Manager at the Ministry of Health and nine others have also been placed on their defence with regard to one of the corruption cases that they are facing before the courts of law,” Moono said.

Mr Moono further said that the Commission was in the process of studying the judgments passed by the Courts in which parliamentary seats were nullified to establish whether the malpractices included electoral corruption which fail under the jurisdiction of the ACC in order for the Commission to institute investigations.