K336,000 stolen from Eastern Water and Sewerage Company

Three hundred and thirty-six thousand Kwacha has been stolen from Eastern Water and Sewerage Company in a suspected fraud case.

Company Managing Director, Lighton Kanowa has confirmed the fraud case, involving an officer from the finance department.

Mr. Kanowa says that money was stolen using a systematic system starting from 2014 up to this month when the scam was unearthed.

He says that management noticed that records of transactions were not ok and decided to institute an investigation, which revealed that 336,000 Kwacha had been stolen.

Mr. Kanowa says that the matter was reported to the police, auditor general’s office and DEC, the Drug Enforcement Commission.

He says that the officer involved in the scam has been suspended and charged with suspected fraud.

The managing director withheld the name of the officer, stating that management still wants to establish if there are more workers involved in the matter.

He says that the Auditor general’s office and DEC has already instituted investigations into the matter, while police have asked for additional information to investigate the case.

And when contacted, Provincial Police Commissioner, Alex Chilufya says that he has not yet received a report on the matter.

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