K100m Maize Scam Unearthed In Kalomo

K100m Maize Scam Unearthed In Kalomo

A FRA satellite depot in Kalomo has been closed to pave way for investigations following the unearthing of a maize scam involving over 2,000 bags of first grade white maize worth more than K100 million allegedly stolen by a buyer engaged by the agency.

Police sources confirmed receiving a report over the matter while the district administration also admitted in two separate interviews that the named buyer was engaged to buy maize by FRA at Kasukwe depot.

Kalomo district was in the FRA last maize marketing season marred with fraudulent purchases which saw a number of some suspects’ personal assets being impounded by a combined team of government investigators and are still being kept at the local police station while some cases are in the courts of law.

He is alleged to have issued produce received certified notes (PRCNs) to some farmers who purported to have supplied maize to the agency when they had not.

“Its true that the agent has been nabbed and we cannot give you details now but we will in due course, people are writing fake receipts purporting that maize was received when in fact not”, the source said.

Police in the area confirmed that this was not the first time such thefts were being reported and added that the suspect who is detained in custody will help the Police with investigations into how this criminal activities were being carried out.

And Kalomo district commissioner, Omar Munsanje has maintained that he would not tolerance any youths found engaging themselves in maize scandals after being empowered by his administration.

He lamented that while the youth were crying for employment which saw a number of them getting employment by FRA in the 23 satellite depots dotted in the district, some youth have failed to exhibit good working morals.

“These youths are crying everyday that they want employment and the government has given them employment and what do they do?, they start stealing from their employer again, Munsanje said.

The scam was reported to have been discovered by a team of FRA inspecting team after some watchmen at the shed suspected malpractices in the manner receipts were issued at the satellite depot early this week.

11 Responses to "K100m Maize Scam Unearthed In Kalomo"

  1. mali   September 28, 2012 at 10:38 am


  2. IAX   September 28, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    I hope its no one i know.

  3. Zebige   September 28, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Thats Zambia for you.

  4. kapuli wa ng'ongo   September 28, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    193 prosecutions in 2012 for maize theft. Convictions 7

  5. Suntwe   September 28, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    You will meet H.E MC. He is allergic to corruption.

  6. Katwa   September 28, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Monkeys in-charge of a maize field!!!!!

  7. Abakonzi   September 29, 2012 at 6:53 am

    Come on guys who are trying to fooll here.Is that the first time and first place to have fake suppliers?Go to Zambia Army,Zambia Prisons,Zambia Police,Govt colleges,Govt hospitals just to name a few then u will understand how bad things are.That’s just a ka K100mn but in these places I’ve mentioned we are talking billions of kwacha.Sata has a lot of work to do to clean up zambia but the good news is that he has already started the cleaning up

  8. choma   September 29, 2012 at 8:09 am

    imwe ba Tonga why corruption? its very sad !

  9. sim   September 29, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    The man z 4rm chipata.

  10. Waku Benghazi   September 29, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Kalomo at it again!The trucks impounded last year for the same maize scam are still at Kalomo police station.What is disappointig is the rate at which case are going,up to now no convictions so far.The cases are straight forward and by now a number of fake farmers would have been rotting in jail.The scum is real,some were buying property and register in other people’s names.Let the police sometimes go to the villages and gather information,it is there.If you are going to L/stone,there are big long nose trucks parked at Kalomo police station near the mukuyu tree,but on the other side of the road,these are the vehicles bought from the maize scam monies.Shame.

  11. ama shasha   September 29, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    i know the whole story including the dealers themselves. am the eye of an Eagle in this matter. Scarmzzzzzzzz!