ACC arrests former Workers’ Compensation Board CEO

The Anti- Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested former Workers’ Compensation Fund Control Board Chief Executive Officer, Priscilla Bwembya for corrupt practices.

ACC Head Corporate CommunicatioTimothy Moono says Ms Bwembya aged 47, of Plot No. F/609/E/77/A184/C Foxdale, Chamba Valley in Lusaka has been arrested and charged with wilful failure to comply with Applicable Law, Procedure and Guidelines contrary to Section 34(2) of the Anti- Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012.

Mr. Moono said details are that Ms Bwembya, on dates unknown but between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021, in Ndola, Copperbelt Province, jointly and whilst acting together with persons unknown, did wilfully fail to comply with applicable law, procedure and guidelines in the manner that she authorised the release of nine (9) Toyota Hilux motor vehicles, to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.

This was for a purported Labour Force Survey, when in fact the motor vehicles were released to a named political party for use during the 2021 general elections, a matter concerning Workers Compensation Board a public body.

Mr. Moono said after the elections the nine (9) motor vehicles were abandoned at the Workers Compensation Board premises in Ndola, by the political party, and later seized by the Commission following an investigation into the matter.

He further said Ms Bwembya has been released on bond and is scheduled to appear in court soon.

This is contained in a statement availed to ZANIS in Lusaka.