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Chazika Munthali – OPC Principal Accountant Arrested

Chazika Munthali – OPC Principal Accountant Arrested

On 12th September, 2013, the Anti-Corruption Bureau received a complaint alleging Government Officers at Capital Hill were making entries in the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS).

The Anti-Corruption Bureau immediately instituted investigations. The investigations found that Chazika Munthali a Principal Accountant in the Office of the President and Cabinet approved three payment vouchers that resulted into payment of over K1 billion to International Procurement Services. The Bureau also established that there was no contract between Government and International Procurement Services.

On 7th October, 2013, the Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested Chazika Munthali on the following possible charges:
• Corrupt Performance of functions by a public officer contrary to 25A (1) of the Corrupt Practices Act.
• Abuse of office contrary to Section 25B (1) of the Corrupt Practices Act.
He will be taken to court for him to be charged after he has been interviewed on the matter.