On 21st September, 2016, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) received a complaint
alleging that the Electricity Supply Company of Malawi (ESCOM) made procurements
worth K4 Billion without following proper procedures.
The ACB instituted investigations which established that there was indeed
procurement at ESCOM which was done without following laid down procedures.
On 22nd July, 2020, the ACB arrested Mr. Fanuel Nkhono, former Director of
Procurement and Mr. Emilias Kandapo, Senior Procurement Officer at ESCOM. On
23rd July, 2020, the ACB arrested Mr. John Kandulu, former Chief Executive Officer at
ESCOM. The three are suspected of committing an offence of abuse of office
contrary to Section 25 B of the Corrupt Practices Act.
They will be taken to Court after the ACB has recorded statements from them.
EGRITA M. NDALA`
PRINCIPAL PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: DIRECTOR GENERAL