The Economic and Financial Crimes Court has sentenced former Zampost Postmaster-General, Macpherson Chanda to two years in prison, for corrupt practices.
Mr Chanda has been jailed together with two former Zampost Directors, Best Mwaichi and Isaac Kamwimba, after they were found guilty of corrupt practices, involving over K300 million.
Ndola Magistrate, Kaunda Sakwanda has ordered the Attorney-General to recover, on behalf of the State, the K335 million Social Cash Transfer funds, which the three unlawfully diverted.
Zanis reports that this is in a case in which Mr Chanda and Mr Mwaichi, who was Director of Finance, and Mr Kamwimba, who was Director of Operations, are charged for unlawfully diverting the respective money.
Magistrate Sakwanda, in his judgment, said it was unquestionable that the said funds were placed in a fixed deposit account, without the permission from the Ministry of Community Development.