Former Ministry Of Health Head Of Procurement Arrested in Honeybee Case

The Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested and charged former Ministry of Health Head of Procurement for conspiracy to defraud the government of the Republic of Zambia of over US$17.9million.

Wilson Lungu, aged 38, of Chalala, Waterworks Area has been charged with one (1) count of Conspiracy to Defraud the State, contrary to Section 313 of the Penal Code, Cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

Details are that between 1st January 2019 and 31st January 2021, Mr. Lungu jointly and whilst acting together with other persons, did conspire to defraud the Government of the Republic of Zambia, in the manner in which Honeybee Pharmacy, participated in the tender to supply and deliver 50,000 Health Centre Kits and was consequently awarded a contract for supply and delivery of 22,500 Health Centre Kits valued at US$17,958,150.00.

Mr. Lungu has since been released on bond and will appear before court soon.

The Commission recently arrested and charged former Minister of Health Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, former Ministry of Health PS Administration Kakulubelwa Mulalelo, and Honeybee Pharmacy Limited Directors Abdurrauf Motala, Zakir Motala, and Imran Lunat for the same offence.