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COVID-19 SCANDAL: Govt Bans Stamile General Dealers, Memory Mhango, Niya Enterprise, PES

The Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Authority-PPDA has banned three suppliers that were implicated in the Covid-19 misprocurement scandal.

The three are Stamile General Dealers, Memory Mhango, Niya Enterprise and PES. This is according to a published statement signed by the PPDA’s Acting Director Timothy Kalembo.

This follows their guilty verdict from disciplinary hearings that the Authority held in May this year, involving the K6.2 billion Covid response funds plunder.

A report by the National Audit Office revealed that the funds were mainly misappropriated through fraudulent and unprocedural procurement deals.

President Lazarus Chakwera ordered the debarment of the firms implicated in the Covid financial scam after the audit report.

The PPDA statement explains that the expelled firms will not be involved in any public procurement for a period of 2 to 3 years.

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