Former ZRA assistant director and veterinary officer Arrested
Former ZRA assistant director and veterinary officer from the province of Lusaka are arrested on suspicion of corruption
The Lusaka Provincial Veterinary Officer was detained by THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for alleged fraudulent activities involving approximately K28,000
50-year-old Dr. Patricia Bwalya of Lusaka’s Longacres neighborhood is accused of one count of abusing her position of authority.
ACC’s head of communications, Timothy Moono, informed Mwebantu in a statement that specifics are that on undisclosed dates but between the first of August 2016 and the last day of January 2017 in Livingstone, Dr. Bwalya, who was a public official serving as the ministry of livestock and fisheries’ Livingstone District Veterinary Officer, is alleged to have abused her position by improperly charging members of the public for treating their animals even though such a service is free and she was
In accordance with the second count of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012, Dr. Bwalya is accused of one count of corrupt acquisition of public revenue.
The Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries’ Livingstone District Veterinary Officer, Dr. Patricia Bwalya, was found to have improperly charged members of the public for treating their animals despite the service being free on unspecified dates between the first of August 2016 and the last day of January 2017, according to details. She amassed a total of K28,392.50 for her personal benefit.
For corrupt activities involving K22,000, the Commission has in the meantime detained a former Assistant Director for Tax Appeals at the Zambia Revenue Authority.
Sonkwe Kasonkomona, 43, of Lusaka, has been accused of one count of corrupt practices, according to Mr. Moono.
Details, according to him, show that between February 1 and February 29, 2020, Mr. Kasonkomona, an Assistant Director for Tax Appeals at the Zambia Revenue Authority, allegedly asked for K22,000 as payment or reward for facilitating the release of a truck with the registration number T673 DEV/T852 CVZ that belonged to Ali Raza of Akeza Investments Trading as Ali Raza Investments. This is a matter or transaction.
He declared, “Both Mr. Kasonkomona and Dr. Bwalya have since been released on Bond and will shortly appear in Court.