On Monday, the former principal secretary in the ministry of Homeland and security Samuel Madula and former Chief Director Kennedy Nkhoma were arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau for allegedly abusing their offices.
The two will be taken to court after the bureau has interviewed them.
According to the statement released by the Bureau, signed by the Principal public relations officer Egrita Ndala, the two arbitrary initiated unlawful procurement of an exorbitant and unbudgeted procurement of contract between the Malawi Government and One Guard FZE for the supply of uniforms and equipment for Malawi Prison Service without following public procurement procedures.
“The ACB recorded allegation on 16th October 2020 that the Ministry of Homeland Security suspiciously procured Malawi Prison Service uniforms and equipment from One Guard FZE of United Arab Emirates without following procedures,” reads part of the statement.
The statement further said that the Anti-Corruption Bureau conducted investigations which established that the two, Samuel Madula and Kennedy Nkhoma abused their offices and neglected official duties by among other things initiating and justifying the unlawful procurement.
The statement indicates that Madula and Nkhoma are likely to be charged with abuse of office and neglect of official duties.