RFA suspends 6 over corruption issues

RFA suspends 6 over corruption issues

The Roads Fund Administration (RFA) has confirmed that six of its officers have been suspended to pave way for investigations on suspicion that they stole about K10 million collected at Chingeni and Kalinyeke tollgates.

RFA Spokesperson Masauko Ngwaluko told Nthanda Times that the organization has a robust system that has detected that some officers were looting cash collected at the two tollgates.

Ngwaluko says those suspended are from Chingeni Toll Plaza and investigations have also revealed that some officers at Kalinyeke Tollgate participated in the looting of public funds.

“Investigations are underway to establish the total amount. The malpractice has not been going on very long. This was discovered through our Toll Management System (TMS) ALERT. We have a very Robust TMS which is configured in such a way that it reproduces several Reports and Alerts,” said Ngwaluko.

However, Ngwaluko dismissed fears that the employees beat the Toll Gate system, citing the fact that alerts of fraud emerged from the system.

“The alleged employees did not beat the TMS since they were detected, the Police Officers manning the tollgates provide general security of the site and are NOT at all involved in any operations of the Toll Management System (TMS). We continue to be vigilant and keep on checking any malpractices,” said Ngwaluko.

He added that more officers will be suspended as investigations unearth the syndicate.