The tribunal findings that former Minister of Tourism and Arts Sylvia Masebo breached provisions of the Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) act as well as those of the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) act have been reported to the Anti-Corruption Commission for criminal investigations and prosecution.
In a letter to ACC, former Transport and Communications Minister William Harrington said that breaching the provision of the ZPPA act and ZAWA act was a criminal offence.
“I now draw your particular attention to the findings of the Tribunal as highlighted at Page 126 section 9, and Page 128 section 6. As you will notice, Director General, the said Ms. Masebo was found to have clearly breached provisions of the Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) act as well as those of the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) act. I note from the aforementioned acts that a person who is in breach commits a criminal offence,” the letter reads in parts.
The letter states that any person who breached the ZPPA and ZAWA Act commits a criminal offence which should be probed.
Meanwhile, Masebo who claims to have been cleared by the Tribunal has now sued Harrington for costs.
Masebo is claiming among other things costs for transport of the witnesses who were called to testify at the tribunal hearing.