On 7th June 2023, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested Josophine Mkwamba,
former teacher at Nguludi Girls’ Primary School, for receiving salary as a teacher while
she abandoned her post to study nursing.
This follows a complaint recorded by the ACB that Ms. Josophine Mkwamba, who
abandoned the teaching profession for nursing, was still on the Ministry of Education
payroll. The ACB investigated the matter and established that Ms. Mkwamba had
received a total of K3,911,698.05 as a salary from the Ministry of Education after she
had stopped teaching. The ACB also established that the headteacher of Nguludi Girls’
Primary School did not report to Chiradzulu District Education Manager (DEM) about
Ms. Mkwamba’s abscondment.
Ms. Mkwamba was taken to Chiradzulu Magistrate’s court. She was charged with
influencing a public officer contrary to Section 25B (2) of the Corrupt Practices Act,
fraud other than false pretenses contrary to Section 319A of the Penal Code and Money
Laundering contrary to Section 42 (1)(a) of the Financial Crimes Act.
Ms. Mkwamba was released on bail on the following conditions;
i. Not to interfere with state witnesses
ii. To report to ACB Blantyre offices once every fortnight on Fridays
All correspondences to be addressed to the Director quoting our reference numbers
iii. Paid K50,000 cash as bail bond
iv. Not to leave Blantyre city without informing ACB
v. Provided one reliable surety bonded at K500,000 not cash.
She will appear in Court on 13th July 2023 for commencement of trial.
EGRITA M. NDALA
PRINCIPAL PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: DIRECTOR GENERA