Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Member of Parliament for Mzimba Hola Constituency, Christopher Mzomera Ngwira, for corruption.
ACB revealed in a statement that the body received an complaint of an allegation on 7th September 2010 that Mzomera Ngwira presented invoices to the Project Management Committee (PMC) of Lukwelukwe School claiming that YOGI and Mzimba Hardware supplied building materials for the project.
ACB later further conducted its investigations into the matter which established that the MP advised the PMC members to sign a blank withdraw slip and advised them not to indicate the total amount to be withdrawn.
Finally, ACB arrested the Mzimba Hola legislature on Friday 5th January 2018 suspecting him to have committed an offence under Section 27(2) of the Corruption Practice Act (CPA) in that he used his influence as a Member of Parliament to award a contract of constructing Lukwelukwe Teacher’s House Project to Louis Mtonga of
Taonga Shopping Centre in Mzimba when such a duty is supposed to be done by the Project Management Committee (PMC).
According to the statement, Mzomera Ngwira on 2nd August 2010 converted the said mnet for his own use through NBS Bank, Mzimba Branch which is contrary to Section 241 (2) (e) of the CAP.
“The bureau will record cautious statement from him at a later date after he has found a lawyer” reads the statement in conclusion.
Ngwira will be charged of abusing his office and converting money amounting to K650, 000.00 meant for Lukwelukwe Teacher’s House Project under the LDF programme for his own use.
Ngwira has now been granted bail.
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