Former Workers’ Compensation CEO arrested for corrupt practices

 Former Workers’ Compensation CEO arrested for corrupt practices

By Staff Writer
The Anti- Corruption Commission has arrested former Workers’ Compensation Fund Control Board (WCFCB) Chief Executive Officer, Priscilla Bwembya for corrupt practices.

ACC Head-Corporate Communication Timothy Moono said Ms Bwembya 47, of Plot No. F/609/E/77/A184/C Foxdale, Chamba Valley, Lusaka has been arrested and charged with Wilful Failure to Comply with Applicable Law, Procedure and Guidelines.

Mr Moono said that Ms Bwembya, on dates unknown but between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021, in Ndola, Copperbelt Province, jointly and whilst acting together with persons unknown, did wilfully fail to comply with applicable law, procedure and guidelines in the manner that she authorized the release of nine Toyota Hilux motor vehicles to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.

He  said the vehicles were released for a purported Labour Force Survey, when in fact the motor vehicles were released to a named political party for use during the 2021 general elections, a matter concerning WCFCB a public body.

Mr Moono said after the elections the nine motor vehicles were abandoned at WCFCB premises in Ndola, by the political party, and later seized by the Commission following an investigation into the matter.

He said Ms Bwembya has been released on bond and is scheduled to appear in court soon.


Alice Nachilembe

Alice Nachilembe is a Journalist who yearns for a better country with leaders being accountable to their mandate without oppressing the governed.