On 21st January 2021, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) received a complaint
alleging that Ms. Enifa Stefano Phiri connived with sales staff from Ntaja ETG shop to
collect MK15,000.00 each from 50 beneficiaries of Affordable Farm Inputs
Programme (AIP) to facilitate quick buying of inputs by the beneficiaries.
The investigation established that Mr. Titani Kamtondo, Agricultural Extension Officer
at Machinga ADD and Ms. Enifa Stefano Phiri, Member of the Village Development
Committee, obtained MK72,500.00 as extra money from AIP beneficieries. The report
also established that Mr. Charles Sembereka, Mr. Chasi Muloza and Mr. Gift Pahuwa
acting as middlemen, also received money from beneficiaries. The beneficiaries were
from Chikuwita and Piyasani villages.
The Bureau took the five to Machinga Magistrates Court where they were charged.
On 14th September, 2022, the Court convicted Enifa Stefano Phiri and Titani
Kamtondo, for corrupt practices by public officers and abuse of public office contrary
to Section 24 (1) and 25B (1) of the Corrupt Practices Act. Chasi Muloza was
convicted for corrupt practices by private persons contrary to Section 26(1) of the
Corrupt Practices Act.
All correspondences to be addressed to the Director quoting our reference numbers
The Court acquitted Charles Sembereka and Gift Pahuwa for the charge of corrupt
practices by private persons.
The court has revoked bail for the three convicts. They will appear in Court on 19th
September, 2022 for sentencing.
EGRITA M. NDALA
PRINCIPAL PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: DIRECTOR GENERA