July 4, 2004

Ex-Minister Chipampe arrested

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested former Community Development and Social Services deputy minister Rosemary Chipampe for abuse of authority of office.
Ms Chipampe, who is Nchelenge Member of Parliament, was arrested in connection with alleged impropriety of K30 million Constituency Development Funds released in 2002 by the ministry of Local Government and Housing. ACC director of operations Bradford Malumbe who confirmed the development said, Ms Chipampe was released on bond and would appear in court in Nchelenge soon.
Ms Chipampe was early this week relieved of her duties by President Mwanawasa as Community Development deputy minister in charge of women's affairs. Mr Mwanawasa appointed MMD Mwansabombwe Member of Parliament Maybin Mubanga to replace Ms Chipampe. Ms Chipampe was the second deputy minister in the ministry to be dropped after Catherine Namugala who held the same portfolio at the ministry. (The Times of Zambia, Ndola)

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