Former Northern province Permanent Secretary nabbed for corrupt practices
May 24, 20230
FORMER Northern Province Permanent Secretary Charles Sipanje has been arrested for alleged corrupt practices.
Mr Sipanje of house number 19 Mulungushi Village, Kalundu in Lusaka has been charged with three counts of Abuse of Authority of Office and Four counts of Willful Failure to Comply with Applicable Guidelines.
Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said the arrest is in relation to the manner in which he awarded a contract valued at K 6, 315,507.00 to Mumashi Construction & Suppliers for the construction of a 52 bed space hostel in Chilubi District which works have not been fully executed despite the government having paid the contract sum in full.
“The Police Investigations Team has charged and arrested Mr Charles Sipanje of house No.19 Mulungushi Village, Kalundu in Lusaka, the former Permanent Secretary for Northern Province for three counts of Abuse of Authority of Office and Four counts of Willful Failure to Comply with Applicable Guidelines Contrary to Section 21(1)(a) and Section 34 (2)(b) as read with Section 41 of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012, respectively,” he said.
Mr Hamoonga said Mr Sipanje will appear in court soon.