FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL LIKANDO KALALUKA ARRESTED FOR CORRUPTION INVOLVING OVER US$17.9MILLION

The Anti- Corruption Commission has arrested former Attorney General Likando Kalaluka for corruption, involving US$17,958,150.00.

In a statement, ACC Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Timothy Moonosaid Mr. Kalaluka, aged 45, of house no. 28597/M State Lodge, has been charged with one (1) count of Conspiracy to Defraud the State, contrary to Section 313 of the Penal Code, Cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

Mr. Moono said details are that on dates unknown but between 1st January 2019 and 31st January 2021, Mr. Kalaluka, jointly and whilst acting together with other persons, did conspire to defraud the Government of the Republic of Zambia, in the manner in which Honeybee Pharmacy, participated in the tender to supply and deliver 50,000 Health Centre Kits and was consequently awarded a contract for supply and delivery of 22, 500 Health Centre Kits valued at US$17,958,150.00.

The ACC Chief Corporate Affairs officer said last week, the Commission arrested and jointly charged former Minister of Health Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, former Permanent Secretary for Administration at the Ministry of Health and three Honeybee Pharmacy directors for the same offence.

He said Mr. Kalaluka has been released on Bond and is scheduled to appear before court soon.

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