Digital migration thief Malupenga replaces Kasolo
Tourism and Arts Permanent Secretary Amos Malupenga has been transferred to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services in same capacity.. This is the same ministry Malupenga looted millions of US Dollars but the crime has been swept under the carpet though police finalised investigations.
Gender PS Auxilia Ponga has been moved to Tourism..
On 14 July 2014, then North-Western Permanent Secretary Amos Malupenga broke down and cried like a baby when he was warned and cautioned over corruption in the digital migration case he was involved in while he served as Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Information.
Investigative officers Ferguson Kombe and Diana Phiri both from Anti-Corruption Commission Headquarters in Lusaka recorded the warn and caution statement from Malupenga at the Anti-Corruption Offices in Solwezi.
At this point, Malupenga burst into heavy crying and asked to be given 15 minutes to catch a breathe outside and collect himself and was heard mumbling that his enemies are the ones behind his being investigated for corruption.
With a warm and caution statement recorded, Mr. Malupenga should soon face arrest for the heavy corruption and kickbacks he received during the digital migration project he presided over as PS at Ministry of Information.
The digital migration tender was to provide the supply, delivery and commissioning of the country’s National Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting System.
The ZPPA was concerned about the way in which Amos Malupenga, the now former permanent secretary of the Ministry, gave the tender.
There were serious irregularities in the way Malupenga handled the Digital Migration tender some of which included purchasing of second hand equipment. He disregarded dvise from the Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) to give the contract to his partners.