The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested fired Roads Authority Chief Executive Officer Trevor Hiwa on allegations that he awarded his own company, Infrastructure Consultants (Infracon), a World Bank contract worth over K200 million.
ACB Public Relations Officer Egrita Ndala confirmed of the arrest in a statement made available to faceofmalawi.
According to Ndala, Hiwa will be charged with failure to disclose interest in the procurement process contrary to Section 25D (1) of the Corrupt Practices Act and Section 19 (1) of the Public Procurement Act and abuse of public office contrary to Section 25B (1) of the Corrupt Practices Act.
‚Äúon 28th April, 2016, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) received an allegation that Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Roads Authority Eng. Trevor Hiwa and Eng. Sam Kadangwe recommended Infracon Limited (Eng. Trevor Hiwa‚Äôs company) to the Word Bank to be awarded a contract worth $303,823 for the design and supervision of various roads constructions in Central and Southern Regions of Malawi without the approval of Internal Procurement Committee (IPC) and without declaring interest.
‚ÄúThe Anti- Corruption Bureau instituted investigations which established that Eng. Trevor Elias Hiwa recommended Infracon Limited to be awarded the above mentioned contract. He said that Infracon had a less work load as compared to other consultants. The truth of the matter was that no any consultant was contacted to find out if they were free to undertake this contract,‚ÄĚ reads in part the statement.
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