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FORMER MOH PS KENNEDY MALAMA ARRESTED BUT OUT ON BOND – By Mike Sichula

The Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested and charged the former Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health, Dr Kennedy Malama, with two counts of Willful Failure to Comply with Applicable Law and Procedure contrary to the
Anti-Corruption Act.

In the first count, Dr. Malama aged 53 of Ibex Hill, Lusaka on dates unknown but 1st August 2017 and 31st December 2018 whilst acting together with persons unknown, willfully failed to comply with procedure by terminating a contract
between the Ministry of Health and Savenda Management Services Limited.

The terminated contract was for supply and delivery of fifty basic life support ambulances, supply and delivery of major spare parts for the ambulances and training of personnel.

Details in count two are that Dr Malama on dates unknown but together with other persons unknown, disregarded the Ministerial Procurement Committee paper no. 131 of 2017, as the appropriate method of procurement of fifty ambulances without providing the justifications in the choice of this method of procurement.

Dr. Malama has been arrested together with the Ministry of health Head of Procurement and Supplies Unit, Wilson Lungu, who has been charged with one count of Willful Failure to Comply with Applicable Law and Procedure contrary to the Anti-Corruption Act.

According to Anti-Corruption Commission Spokesperson Mrs. Queen Chibwe the duo has been released Bond and they are expected to appear in Court. 

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