Former Minister Kabanshi Arrested for Abuse of Authority

Former Minister of Community Development and Social Services Emerine Kabanshi has been arrested by the Joint Investigations Team (JIT) comprising the Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit (AMLIU) of the Drug Enforcement Commission and the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

Kabanshi, 54, a politician residing of Plot 800, Kanakantapa area in Chongwe District, has been arrested for abuse of authority of office, contrary to the laws of Zambia.

Particulars of the offence are that the former Minister in her official capacity as Minister of Community Development and Social Services, jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown, on dates unknown but between  January 1 and August 21 , 2017  in Lusaka did allegedly abuse her authority of office by unduly influencing the engagement of Zambia Postal Services Corporation (ZAMPOST) as payment service provider under the Social Cash Transfer Programme, an act prejudicial to the interests of the Government of the Republic of Zambia and beneficiaries under the Social Cash Transfer Programme.

Additionally, Kabanshi, on dates unknown but in the same period , in her official capacity as Minister of Community Development and Social Services allegedly did abuse her authority of office by directing the extension of the Zambia Postal Services Corporation scope of works under the Social Cash Transfer Programme to include areas which were not covered in the initial contract.

According to the investigating team, having probable and justifiable cause to believe that the said contract was duly terminated by the Ministry, the former Minister allegedly did abuse her authority of office by directing the rescission of the termination of the contract between Zambia Postal Services Corporation (ZAMPOST) and the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services, an act prejudicial to the interests of the Government of Zambia.

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