A scam has been unearthed in which public money has been stolen through the maintainance of Embassy Park where three Late Presidents have been buried. Meanwhile, four directors at the Ministry of Works and Supply have been surrendered to Public Service Management Division for redeployement.
A source from Cabinet Office has disclosed that the four directors at Ministry of Works and Supply together with former Permanent Secretary at Works Joe Kapembwa who has been transfered to the Ministry of Sports in the same capacity swindled government by inflating figures of K12million for maintainance of Embassy Park.
“This scam was discovered by former Works and Supply Minister Mathew Nkhuwa who is now at energy. He discovered that these guys paid K4million for each of the three burial sites for and he instituted internal investigations and discovered that a number of senior officials were involved,” the source said. Among the Directors who have been surrendered to Cabinet office are Director Human Resources, Head of Procurement and Director of Maintainance.
The source however wondered why these officers are being redeployed when there is enough evidence for their prosecution.