On 22nd September, 2016, the Anti-Corruption Bureau received a complaint alleging that officers at Lilongwe Water Board had corruptly awarded a tender to supply 5000 prepaid water meters and associated services to their relations.
The Bureau instituted investigation into the matter which has established that Mr. Sinosi Maliano, Project Implementation Unit Manager for Lilongwe Water Board provided Charles Fodya his relation who owns Swiss Investment, with instructions regarding the participation in the tender no LWB/EIB/G/03A.
On 29th and 30th September, 2016, the Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested Mr. Sinosi Maliano and Mr. Charles Fodya respectively. They were taken to Court where they have been released on bail under the following conditions:
• Provided K100,000.00 cash each as surety
• Provided two sureties bonded at K500,000.00 each not cash
• Report to ACB offices once every fortnight on Mondays
• Not to leave Lilongwe and Zomba respectively without the authority of the Bureau
• Surrendered travel documents to the Bureau
Mr. Sinosi Maliano is likely to be charged with the offence of corrupt practices by public officer and misuse of public office contrary to Section 24 (1) , 25(A) and 25B(1) of the Corrupt Practices Act.
Mr. Charles Fodya is likely to be charged with the offence of corrupt practices with a public officer contrary to Section 25 (2) and 24 (2) of the Corrupt Practices Act.
EGRITA M. NDALA
SENIOR PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: DIRECTOR GENERAL