On 17th December 2020, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) received a complaint
alleging that an investor at Ilomba Granite Mining Company in Chitipa corruptly paid $300,000 to some Government officials in order to have his mining license renewed.
Investigations established that the Ministry officials demanded $15,000 and received $5000 plus K500,000.00 cash to facilitate renewal of the Mining license. It was established that the money was shared by Cassius Chiwambo and Gibson Nyirenda who facilitated the renewal process.
On 28th October 2022, the Bureau arrested Cassius Chiwambo, the Director of
Energy in the Department of Energy and Gibson Bright Nyirenda, the Principal Mining Engineer at the Ministry of Mines and Natural Resources. The Bureau has not recorded Caution Statements from the suspects.
They will be taken to Court after the Bureau has interviewed them.
EGRITA M. NDALA
PRINCIPAL PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: DIRECTOR GENERAL