The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested former Zambia Railways Limited Chief Executive Officer Professor Clive Chirwa for alleged Corrupt Practices involving over K280, 000.00
ACC Christopher corporate affairs officer Chibanku announced Prof. Chirwa’s arrest today in a statement.
According to Chibanku, Prof. Chirwa was arrested yesterday and charged with two (2) counts.
“Prof. Chirwa and his co-accused who have since appeared in the Kabwe Magistrate Court have pleaded not guilty to the charges” Chibanku stated.
In the first count, Prof. Chirwa is charged with failure to Disclose Interest contrary to section 28 (1) of the Anti-Corruption Act No.3 of 2012.
Details are that Prof. Chirwa, 59, between 1st November, 2012 and 31st December, 2012 as CEO of Zambia Railways Limited recommended at the Zambia Railways Board meeting that Clavel Incorporated Limited, a company in which he is a shareholder be given a contract to train Zambia Railways employees without disclosing interest contrary to section 28 (1) of the Anti-Corruption Act No.3 of 2012.
In the second count, Prof. Chirwa is jointly charged with Ms. Regina Mwale, 50, and Finance Director of Zambia Railways Limited for Abuse of Authority of Office contrary to section 99 (1) of the Penal Code Cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia.
Details are that between 1st November, 2012 and 30th April, 2013 Prof. Chirwa and Ms. Mwale whilst acting together abused the authority of their office by authorizing a total payment of K289, 128.84 to Fallsway Apartments of Lusaka for accommodation for the benefit of Pro. Chirwa without following laid down procedures.