On 5th October, 2011 the Anti-Corruption Bureau received a complaint alleging that public servants were making huge payments to companies owned by themselves or their colleagues for services not offered to Malawi Government.
The Anti-Corruption Bureau instituted investigations into the matter. It was established that some payments were made to Novatechnology and General Dealers from the Malawi Government (Ministry of Persons with Disabilities and Elderly and the Ministry of Health) without offering to Government any service. It was also established that Tapiwa Ruth Ng’oma who was working as an Accountant at the Accountant General’s Department received advantage of K4, 059,320.00 and K5,120,300.00 from Novatechnology.
On 27th February, 2015 the Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested Tapiwa Ruth Ng’oma. She may be charged with two counts of corruptly obtaining an advantage contrary to Section 24(1) of the Corrupt Practices Act, two counts of money laundering contrary to Section 35 (1) (c) of the Money Laundering, Proceeds of Serious Crimes and Terrorist Financing Act and two counts of theft contrary to Section 278 of the Penal Code.
She will be taken to Court after the Bureau has recorded a statement from her.
EGRITA M. NDALA
SENIOR PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: DIRECTOR GENERAL