Former Workers Compensation Control Board CEO Nabbed for Corrupt Practices

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

Ms Bwembya aged 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 contrary to Section 34(2) of the Anti- Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012.

Details being that Ms Bwembya, on dates unknown but between 1st January 2020 and 31st December 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 authorised the release of nine (9) Toyota Hilux motor vehicles, to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, 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.

After the elections the nine (9) 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.

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