An accountant from Ministry of Agriculture is on the run after being implicated in a corruption scandal.

An accountant from the Ministry of Agriculture is on the run after being found with a case to answer, concerning some corruption allegations.

Eastern Province Permanent Secretary, Dr. Chileshe Mulenga confirmed this to Breeze News.

Dr. Mulenga, who could not mention details of the accountant, says that investigations have been launched to find where he has run to, so that he can face the law.

He reiterated that government will not tolerate public service officers, involved in corruption activities.

And the permanent secretary says his office has dealt with a number of officers, who were involved in corruption activities from different departments.

He says that others have been charged by the courts of law.

Dr. Mulenga says that some officers, who have been suspended risk losing their jobs depending on the outcome of the investigations.

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