ACB probes Karonga District Council over K57mil abuse: DC Moyo implicated

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has been investigating Karonga District Council officials who were alleged to have misappropriated K57 million of 2015 to 2016 Local Development Fund (LDF).

DC Rosemary Moyo reportedly implicated

Chairperson for the Finance Committee at the district council, Patrick Kishombe, three ACB officials visited them for questioning.

According to him, about 10  officials has been investigated.

“They have been here for two weeks probing council officials in their respective home and working premises,” said Kishombe.

Seven civil servants at Karonga District Council were last year arrested and appeared before magistrate court following an outcry by councillors that K57 million for poor citizens went missing at the council.

However, the court released the officers on grounds that the state did not have enough evidence.

National Audit Office presented its final audit report to the council which, among other things, found out that there must have abuse of office, corruption and theft by public servants in the way the 2015 to 2016 public works program was conducted.

However, two officers-Directors of Planning and Development (DPD), David Gondwe and Lands Resources Officer, Magret Phiri who were amongst the arrested officers, have been cleared of any wrong doing.

But the audit report found other senior officers with a case to answer.

They include former  Karonga District Commissioner (DC) Rosemary Moyo , Nyasa Times understands.

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mahope a jessie
mahope a jessie
5 years ago

Rose am with you. these men just hate you for nothing becuase u dont allow them to eat. be string tsiku lina uzakhala PS. Osamapeleka kwa wina aliyense

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