HRDC pens ACB over alleged fraud at Salima Sugar Factory

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has written the graft bursting body ACB, Financial Interagency Authority (FIA) and other government departments and ministries to investigate allegations of money laundering and tax evasion at Salima Sugar Factory.

A letter signed by the HRDC leadership alleges the factory which government has a shareholding of 40% has failed its obligation to remit 12 million shares to government.

It further claims that for the past five years, the company has not been paying tax and also that it has been sending millions of dollars to India through procurement of materials using inflated prices among others tricks.

Speaking to YFM, HRDC Chairperson Gift Trapence said they want constitutionally mandated institutions to carryout investigations for the truth to be known.

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