Hiwa corruption trial to start from Wednesday Sept 20

The Lilongwe Magistrate Court will this Wednesday start the corruption  trial of former Roads Authority (RA) chief executive officer, Trevor Hiwa.

Hiwa: To be prosecuted

Hiwa is charged by the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) cwith dealing in contracts and failing to declare interest in the procurement process contrary to section 25(d) (1) of the Corrupt Practices Act and section 19(1) of the Public Procurement Act.

Director of Public Prosecution, Mary Kachale has  given consent to ACB to prosecute Hiwa, according to the bureau’s lawyer Imran Saidi.

Saidi said ACB is “ready to prosecute and parade witnesses.”

Hiwa is accused of awarding a K217 million (about $3030 823) World Bank contract to his company Infracon Limited to design and supervise various road construction projects in the Central and Southern regions bypassing the RA’s Internal Procurement Committee(IPC) and without declaring interest.

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Ejukweting\'i Muluzi
Ejukweting\'i Muluzi
6 years ago

But these are obvious situations. Even if it were me I would do the same.

To avoid this government employees should not own businesses of their own – simple!

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