‘Bishop’ Chomba’s Brother also using fake degrees

‘Bishop’ Chomba’s Brother also using fake degrees


– Alexander Chomba was given a job as Senior Inspector of Water Resources by his elder brother who is the PS

– Alexander Chomba has qualifications from Belford University – a fake ‘university’ that was forced to close, website confiscated and made to refund people it conferred with fake certificates

– But Chomba is still using the same papers he bought from Bedford university

Alexander Chomba was a driver with Ministry of Local Govt and Housing 2007-8 (likely longer). In 2015 his brother, Bishop Edward Chomba, then Chair of WARMA Board, managed to get him a significant career upgrade to the senior position in the Water Resource Management Authority (WARMA) of Regulation and Compliance Manager using fake certificates from Belford University. Those who have directly worked with him say his performance is very weak and he consistently fails to deliver anything. Given the primary importance of his role for enforcing the rule of law and for equitable sharing of water for the economic and social development of Zambia, this is a very serious situation.

How many other Zambian Civil Servants are claiming to have degrees from Belford University? Surely the Public Service Commission should be checking authenticity of these things?

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    Fredrick Chibesa 7 days ago

    Belford University was an organization that offered online unaccredited degrees for “life experience”. The organization maintained a post office box in Humble, Texas, but its certificates were mailed from the United Arab Emirates.[1] Along with many similar websites, it was owned by the Karachi-based company Axact, the main business of which, according to a New York Times investigation, is “to take the centuries-old scam of selling fake academic degrees and turn it into an Internet-era scheme on a global scale”.[2]

    On August 31, 2012, Belford University was shut down and its founder, Salem Kureshi, “ordered to pay $22.7 million in damages”.[3] “The judgment established the truth of allegations that Belford High School and Belford University are fake schools that do not actually exist.”[4] Court documents from McClusley v. Belford University revealed that Belford University was run by 30-year-old Salem Kureshi from his apartment in Karachi, Pakistan.[5][6] The court found that Kureshi “operates a sophisticated internet ripoff scheme through various websites, which falsely represent the existence of an accredited and legitimate high school, whose diplomas will be widely accepted by employers, professional associations, other schools, colleges and universities”.[5] Kureshi has created 44 online universities and more than 100 promotional websites. “With an inkjet printer, a Microsoft Word template, and a few cheap websites, Kureshi became an overnight millionaire.”[7] He earns over $70 million per year “selling fake diplomas”.[7] He is currently involved in a class action lawsuit over his involvement with Rochville University.[3] Although a U.S. District Court ordered its website to be shut down, as of February 25, 2013, Belford University continues to operate from an alternate website address.[8]

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    LELO 1 week ago

    @moses ,if it was a private company there is no problem,but a public body????

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    moses 1 week ago

    Siyani muntu asebenzeko njala niimozi! The usual Zambian way of hatred! so the big deal here is simply being a relative to the PS! If it was you in that position, there would have been no problem! In other words, you seem to know who is more qualified to do that Job, than the current holder!!! Jealous will not take us anywhere!! Can you also display your own papers, since you sound more educated!!!