Nampota, govt to settle interim deal


Government and lawyers for former Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director Alexius Nampota have settled for an undisclosed but huge amount of monetary compensation for him over government’s decision to terminate his contract.

The agreement entails that both sides will keep confidential details of the agreement which was signed for by Solicitor General and Secretary for Justice Anthony Kamanga on behalf of the government and lawyer Samuel Tembenu signed on behalf of Nampota.

However, both sides insisted yesterday that they were still working on the actual final figure of the settlement.

Nampota confirmed this in an interview yesterday, but referred us to his lawyer Tembenu for the finer details as he said he was away in South Africa on other business at that time.

Kamanga confirmed the existence of the agreement, but insisted the public would be made aware of the compensation Nampota would get.

He said the two sides were yet to come up with the final figure for the compensation.

Tembenu also confirmed the agreement but insisted that the nation will know the details later.

He further dismissed the assertion that the agreement signals that a settlement has been finalized, saying the two sides were yet to come up with the final figures for the compensation.

“What we have agreed is on principle; however, as far as we are concerned, Nampota is still the ACB director until the final agreement. It’s not secrecy deal, it’s a confidentiality agreement. A confidentiality agreement has time limit. I don’t think we can keep this under wraps forever, eventually the public will know because these are public funds,” Tembenu said.

The former ACB boss was forced out of office soon after regime change in April and the government has now proposed Judge Rezine Mzikamanda as his replacement.

Following his firing, ACB’s foreign donors Britain and Norway suspended financial aid to the body.

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