On 23 rd November, 2015, the Anti-Corruption Bureau received a complaint alleging that thirty people only were working on an LDF funded project which was supposed to be carried out by one hundred while the other seventy were ghost workers.
The Anti- Corruption Bureau instituted investigations and established that Village Headman Alufandika and The Chairman of the Village Development Committee Mr. Rashid Mamani connived to include the ghost workers on the list of villagers to work on a project to construct a canal from the Shire River to Tikondane Irrigation Scheme.
On 26th January, 2017, the Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested Mr. Useni Pensulo (Village Headman Alufandika) and Mr. Rashid Mamani.
They were taken to court on 27 th January, 2016 where they were charged with uttering a false document, theft and misuse of office.
On 20th March, 2018, Nsanje Magistrate’s Court convicted the two on all the three counts. They were sentenced to thirty six months imprisonment for misuse of public office, 18 months for uttering a false documents and twelve months for theft. The sentences are expected to run concurrently.
EGRITA M. NDALA
SENIOR PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: DIRECTOR GENERAL