Saturday, July 28, 2007

Zambia: Anti-drug chief probed

Zambia probes anti-drug chief

15:29, July 28, 2007
Zambia is investigating commissioner of the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) and his deputy for alleged abuse of authority of office concerning financial misappropriation, Zambia Daily Mail reported Saturday.
It quoted Nixon Banda, director general of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), as saying here Friday that the ACC is indeed investigating allegations of suspected abuse office against DEC chief Ryan Chitoba and his deputy Jacob Koyi.
He also said they are investigating Southern province Minister Joseph Mulyata for alleged abuse of authority of office involving the release of an overloaded bus impounded by the Road Development Agency.
During the second quarter of this year ACC received 523 corruption reports with Lusaka recording the highest at 271, while Mongu, capital of Western province, recorded the lowest at 17, he said.
He said complaints against officials in the government ministries, departments and agencies have reached 444 this year while complaints against the private sector are 222.

Source: Xinhua

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