By Takasununguka Ziki
Information gathered by this news crew intimates that Government has turned down the resignation sought by a senior Director in the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development Ms Angeline Karonga.
She is facing charges of corruption involving a tender fraudulently awarded to her company by ZINARA, the country’s roads administrator. The tender flouted corporate best practice as it was in direct contradiction to State Procurement Board provisions that spell out that someone in authority in a line ministry cannot win or win or even apply for a tender for a company they have a link in
Ms Karonga, who is the Ministry’s legal director, tendered her resignation a few days after she was taken in for questioning on corruption charges.
Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Joe Biggie Matiza confirmed the development.
“Yes, her resignation was turned down until her case which is before the courts is finalised,” he said. “Her resignation letter states that she has served long enough and wants to resign, but it was felt that she should wait for the finalisation of her case.”
Director Karonga, is being jointly charged with Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe general manager David Chawota. The two formed a company in 2009 they called Akodac Consultancy Services which was then awarded a tender by Zinara, a parastatal in the same ministry where Karonga is director. Akodac Consultancy was contracted to supply bitumen worth over a million US dollars.
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