By Tione Andsen, MANA
THE Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) is investigating Ministry of Energy and has since restricted it from dealing with a contract to supply materials under Malawi Rural Electrification Project (MAREP) Phase 9.
A press statement issued on Wednesday in Lilongwe, says the restriction notice is on a contract to supply MAREP Phase 9 materials under contract number 047/MoE-MAREP-PH9-G-NCB-2020/2021FY-08 in pursuant to its powers under section 23(1) of the Corrupt Practices Act, on June 23, 2021.
The ACB said this follows complaints received that allege irregularities and suspected corruption surrounding the procurement process of the materials under MAREP 9.
“Following the restriction notice, the Ministry of Energy is therefore restricted from proceeding with award of contract until the ACB has concluded the investigation or lifted the restriction notice.”