ZESCO MD allegedly awards K5million contract to ‘girlfriend’

The Managing Director of Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO) Mr Victor Mundende has been accused of awarding contracts worth K5, 000, 000 to his girlfriend.

According to zambianwatchdog, the 63-page document was signed between ZESCO and the owner of Samweb Electrical and Electronics on March 28, 2019.

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Cover page of the contract read:

“Contract No. ZESCO/067/62/2018 for the Construction and maintenance of small scope distribution network lines on a two-year rate based framework contract between ZESCO Limited and Samweb Electrical & Electronics.”

Samweb Electrical and Electronics is allegedly owned by Mundende’s “side chick” whose name was not stated by zambianwatchdog, however, one Mr Sam K. Nyirenda, a director at the company, signed on behalf of the Samweb.

ZESCO is a state-owned power company in Zambia which is the largest power company producing about 80% of the electricity consumed in the country. The company represents Zambia in the Southern African Power Pool.