Court convicts village leader of corruption over Millennium Challenge Account 

Balaka magistrates’ court has sentenced a village leader to two years imprisonment with hard labour for illegally soliciting K1.7 million on the pretext that the money was for an electrification project under the millennium challenge account (MCA).

Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) publicist Egritta Ndala says the bureau received a complaint on October 17, 2018 alleging that Robert Mgundo, chairperson of Village Grievances Resolution Management Committee at Senzani along the Phombeya-Nkhoma overhead lines project in  Ntcheu was soliciting money from projected affected persons.

“The bureau investigations established that Mr. Robert Mgundo had solicited and received money amounting to K1,700,000 from the electrification affected persons,” says Ndala.

Ndala says Mgundo was arrested on May 17, 2018 and charged with corrupt practices and abuse of office charges.

The court sentenced him to two years IHL and is serving the sentence at Ntcheu prison, according to Ndala.

 

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Angoni apaphata
Angoni apaphata
1 year ago

Nanga uja wa 145 million uja bwanji?

Chindere
Chindere
1 year ago

Nanga Aja Anaba MK145million ?

Kapado Chimulirenji
1 year ago

izi ndiye mwathamanngitsa koma ya mphwiyo nkhani siikutha. dziko la mtundu chani limenelo?

charles zawanda
charles zawanda
1 year ago

As a leader, he deserves a strong punishment so that other people in leadership can learn from him

Limma
Limma
1 year ago

Hmm.. the world we live in.. K1.7m = imprisonment yet others embessles billion and billions yet they walk free.

Let this man go! I am not condoning his stupid behaviour but clearly here the law has developed eyes. He needs to be forced to payback the money, strip him off the leadership role and give him a stern warning.

The prison where this man is going, he honestly should be followed by many. Starting with the so called politicians.

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