Procurement Corruption and Fraud-Management of Informers and Contacts Training in Collaboration with the Anti-Corruption Commission of Zambia, Zambia

Procurement fraud has in the recent past, emerged as a high-risk operational issue affecting not only institutions but also the economic stability of countries across Africa. Procurement fraudulent practices are now highly prevalent in most procurement entities in the continent affecting most sectors of the economy.

To facilitate capacity building, AGA-Africa Programme collaborated with the Anti-Corruption Commission of Zambia, on a highly engaging workshop themed ‘Procurement Corruption & Fraud-Management of Informers & Contacts Training’ was held from 23rd-25th August 2022.

The training brought together participants drawn from Anti-Corruption Commission of Zambia, Compliance Officers, Auditors, Investigators, Prosecutors, Procurement Experts from Zambia Public Procurement Authority, and Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply, a regional subject matter from Kenya as well as an International subject matter expert from the United States.

The event was attended by Raymond Chiboola, Acting Director of Investigations, Anti-Corruption Commission of Zambia on behalf of Gilbert Phiri, Director General of the Anti-Corruption Commission of Zambia, Christopher Chibanku, Corporate Affairs Officer, Anti-Corruption Commission of Zambia, Monica Mwansa, Deputy Chief State Advocate, National Prosecution Authority, Markus Green, AGA-Africa Programme Board Member, John Edozie, AGA-Africa Programme International Advisor and Freda Brazle, AGA-Africa Programme Country Coordinator for Zambia.

The workshop was officially opened by Freda Brazle, AGA-Africa Programme Country Coordinator for Zambia, with keynote addresses from Markus Green, AGA-Africa Programme Board Member and Raymond Chiboola, Acting Director Investigations, Anti-Corruption Commission of Zambia on behalf of Gilbert Phiri, Director General, Anti-Corruption Commission of Zambia.

The highly interactive sessions were moderated by Rachael Mtengo, Senior Human Resource Development Officer, Anti-Corruption Commission of Zambia and facilitated by Joseph Sciarrotta, Chief Counsel, Arizona Attorney General’s Office, Faith Ng’ethe, Assistant Director-Asset Recovery, Asset Recovery Division, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission of Kenya, Maureen Mwanza, Director Legal Services, Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, Lennox Chiluwa, Principal Officer, Compliance Monitoring, Zambia Public Procurement Authority, Bobby Chimuka, Technical Services Manager, Rachael Mtengo, Senior Human Resource Development Officer, Anti-Corruption Commission, Miyoba Sikazwe, Senior Investigations Officer, Anti-Corruption Commission Zambia and Adinas Phiri, Fellow of the Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply.

The workshop was officially closed by Dr. Freda Brazle, AGA-Africa Programme Country Coordinator for Zambia and Raymond Chiboola, Acting Director Investigations, Anti-Corruption Commission.