Four Mwanza officials to appear in court over bribery allegations

27Feb 2020
The Guardian
Four Mwanza officials to appear in court over bribery allegations

​​​​​​​THE Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) in Mwanza Region is expected to drag to Court four officers one from the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) and three from the Mwanza Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (MWAUWASA) over bribery allegations.

Addressing the media yesterday, PCCB boss for Mwanza Emanuel Stenga said the TRA officer Boniface Mwasamboma was arrested by PCCB after he was caught receiving 400,000/- from  a 1m/- bribe that he requested which is against section 15(1)(a) of the anti-crime Act.

“The officer took a Tax Identification Number from a business man and ordered him to give 1m/- so that he does not take any further action but we received information where we caught him through our traps, we have all the evidence and we will be taking him to court,” he said.

In another development three MWAUWASA officers were caught by PCCB over document forgery allegations with an aim of stealing from their employer which is against section 22 (11) of the anti-corruption Act, 2007.

He said the suspects; Thobias Kabwalo who was the finance manager, Gadeni Chegele who was the technical manager and Marco Mkungu the assistant accountant were arrested for allegedly forging documents and stole money amounting to 26m/-.

The regional anti-corruption boss called upon civil servants to be law abiding citizens by being accountable saying all the suspects will appear in court soon to answer corruption charges.

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