ACB pounces on Viola over NFRA procurement gone wary

The graft busting body, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), has arrested Deputy Chief Executive Officer for the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA), Gerald Viola, for alleged unilateral decision to offer a contract to a company to supply maize to the agency.

Viola: Denies any wrongdoing

Viola is suspected of giving a contract to Missies Trading to supply 10,000 metric tonnes of maize to NFRA in January this year for the advantage of Mr Chrispin Chingola of the same company.

“Viola is suspected to have committed the offence on or about 22nd January 2020 when he, as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of NFRA, issued LPO (Local Purchase Order) to a company called Missies Trading to supply 10,000 metric tonnes of maize for the advantage of Mr Chrispin Chingola of the same Missies Trading without involving the Internal Procurement and Disposal of Assets Committee. He will be taken to the after the Bureau has finished interviewing him,” reads a press release from ACB and signed by its senior public relations officer, Egritta Ndala.

Early this year, Nyasa Times published a story about the underhand deals Viola made with the company.

He denied any wrongdoing.

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tiyowoye nyasulu
tiyowoye nyasulu
7 months ago

this is another stupid move by Matemba just like he did with Itaye, Magalasi and others. These stupid moves are meant to create vacancies for Chakwera cronies because they know these people have running contracts and they only way to deal with them is to create these fake allegations so that they are repalced saying because they are answering charges. None of the cases that this stupid Matemba started will ever see the light of the day in court,

mtete
mtete
7 months ago

These arrests by ACBre now becoming boring. Can we have at least one conviction? You have arrested people at all levels at MACRA, MERA, ESCOM, MRA etc, etc. Let’s say hearings start this coming Monday, how long will it take to finish the cases if the Mpinganjira case is anything to go by?

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
7 months ago

ndimaesa munamutulutsa zolo uyu nde osangogamula mlandu bwanji?
a khoti milandu mukuti nayo bwanji kodi???? ku Maula anthu akudikilatu. till now ziiii yu bwa??????

Mandimu
Mandimu
7 months ago

Achisiru awa ma pepala olowera ntchito anaba kuti nawonso

Leader of opposition
Leader of opposition
7 months ago
Reply to  Mandimu

Anangomulowesa opanda interview paja anathandiza kubera ma vote 2019 ku chikwawa

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