ACB stops Nocma from awarding contracts

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has issued a restriction order to the 1 Oil Company of Malawi (NOCMA) on a fuel supply contract.

Principal Public Relations officer for the bureau, Egritta Ndala, has confirmed this.

According to Ndala, the graft busting body has issued the notice following several complaints received alleging irregularities and suspected corruption surrounding the fuel procurement process.

Ndala: we have stopped them from giving the contracts

Among the institutions that have recently asked ACB to investigate allegations of corruption and abuse of office in the procurement of fuel supply contracts by NOCMA is the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC).

ACB has stopped NOCMA from proceeding to award fuel importation contracts to three firms, namely; Lake Oil, Dalbit and Camel Oil.