On 23rd June, 2021, the Anti-Corruption Bureau received an allegation which among
other things, alleged that the Ministry of Energy deliberately side-lined the Internal
Procurement and Disposal Committee (IPDC) in procuring powerline construction
materials for the Malawi Rural Electrification Programme (MAREP) Phase 9,
referenced as MAREP-PH9-G-NCB-2020/2021FY-08.
The Bureau conducted investigations into the allegation and established that Mr.
Cassius Chiwambo abused his office by influencing the evaluation team to favour
DECO, Ackon, KK Hardware, Gabs, Two Trees, Business Machines and West One,
which were some of the bidders.
On 15th December, 2021, the Bureau arrested Mr. Cassius Chiwambo. He will be
taken to court to be informed of the charges. He is likely to be charged with two
counts of abuse of office contrary to Section 25 B (1) of the Corrupt Practices Act.
He will be taken to Court after the Bureau has interviewed him.
EGRITA M. NDALA
PRINCIPAL PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: DIRECTOR GENERAL