By LUCY PHIRI
THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has added one more accused person in the name of Eagle Trading International to a case former Ministry of Defence Permanent Secretary Stardy Mwale and Savenda Group of Companies director and chief executive officer, Clever Mpoha are charged with corrupt practices with a public officer.
In this matter, Mwale, 51, is facing charges of corrupt practices involving $200, 000 and Mpoha is also facing one count of corrupt practices contrary to section 20 (2) as read together with section 41 of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012.
It is alleged that between March and October 2018, Mwale did corruptly solicit and attempted to receive $200,000 from Eagle Trading International.
It is also alleged that Eagle Trading International was a representative of African Security Academy, a company engaged by the Ministry of Defence to finance, supply and deliver military uniforms for the Zambia National Service.
Further allegations are that the money was to be paid into an account of the Australian owners of Simonga Farm located in Chikankata District, which Mwale had bought as an inducement or reward for having facilitated the signing and payment of the said contract.
The matter has been adjourned to December 12 ,16 2022 and January 20, 2023.