The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB)has arrested former Roads Authority (RA)chief executive officer (CEO) Trevor Hiwa for abuse of office.
Hiwa’s arrest follows investigations instituted by the ACB which established that Hiwa recommended Infracon Limited Hiwa’s company to be awarded the World Bank contract worth $303,823 for the design and supervision of various roads constructions in the Central and Southern Regions of Malawi without the approval of Internal Procurement Committee (IPC) and without declaring interest.
According to a statement from ACB, Hiwa recommended Infracon Limited be awarded the above-mentioned contract.
He said that Infracon had a less work load as compared to other consultants.
But the truth of the matter was hat no any consultant was contacted to find out if they were free to undertake this contract.
The Bureau also established that Hiwa misinformed Engineer Samuel Kadangwe that Infracon Limited was cleared by the ODPP and could do business with Roads Authority.
ACB say Hiwa is likely to be charged with failure to disclose interest in the procurement process contrary to Section 25D (1) of the Corrupt Practices Act and Section 19 (1) of the Public Procurement Act and abuse of public office contrary to Section 25B (1) of the Corrupt Practices Act.