ZLDC director arrested for corruption

By Staff Reporter

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested and charged Zambia Law Development Commission (ZLDC) director Hope Ndhlovu Chanda for corrupt practices involving over K120, 000.

In a statement on Tuesday, ACC Public Relations Manager Timothy Moono disclosed that Chanda had been charged with two counts of corrupt acquisition of public property, which is contrary to the Anti-Corruption Act Number 3 of 2012 of the Laws of Zambia.

Moono said Chanda, who had since been released from police custody on bond, would appear in the Lusaka Magistrates Court on July 30, 2018.

“Ms Chanda, aged 42, of plot number 7144/m, Lusaka West in Lusaka has been charged with two counts of Corrupt Acquisition of Public Property contrary to Section 34 sub section (2) paragraph (b) as read with Section 41 of the Anti-Corruption Act Number 3 of 2012 of the Laws of Zambia. In count one, details are that on unknown dates but between 1st June, 2016, and 30 June 2017, Ms Chanda, as director of Zambia Law Development Commission, jointly and whilst acting together with other unknown persons, wilfully failed to comply with the laid down procedures by awarding a contract in the sum of K60,000 to Chipo Nkhata for consultancy work in the Law Reform Audit,” said Moono.

“In count two, details are that Ms Chanda, jointly and whilst acting together with other unknown persons, failed to comply with the laid down procedures in awarding a contract in the sum of K61,306 to Vinnid Innovations Limited to provide catering services for the launch of the Gender-Based Violence Fast Track Court, a matter concerning the Zambia Law Development Commission, a public body. Ms Chanda has since been released on bond and will appear in the Lusaka Magistrate Court on 30 July, 2018.” he stated.