McPherson Chanda

ACC APPEALS SENTENCE OF MACPHERSON CHANDA AND TWO OTHERS.

The Anti-Corruption Commission has appealed against the two-year sentence imposed on former Postmaster General Macpherson Chanda and two others for theft by public servant involving over K300 million.

The notice of appeal against the Judgement which was filed in the Subordinate Court in Ndola is on the basis that sentencing principles were not followed and the lenient sentence does not reflect the seriousness of the offence especially that the money involved was for the underprivileged.

Earlier this month, the Ndola Subordinate Court under the Financial and Economic Crimes Division convicted and sentenced former Postmaster General Macpherson Chanda, Best Mwaichi Director of Finance, and Isaac Kamwimba Director of Operations to 2 years imprisonment on 13 counts of theft by public servant.

ACC Spokesperson Queen Chibwe said the trio diverted funds received for payment of Social Cash Transfer to vulnerable beneficiaries by committing it into a fixed deposit account, to earn interest before disbursing it without the consent of the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services.

1 COMMENT

  1. was the money not paid out eventually? We heard of delayed receipt of beneficiaries’ names and so the money was invested. Is it the interest earned on that money which they stole? The public should be told. I know that the minister at time is serving time in jail over this cash transfer funds.

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