Police in Phalombe district are keeping in custody two Ministry of Health employees for stealing hospital solar panels.
Police arrested a Medical Assistant, Edison Nkhonjera, 33, and Edward Buleya 38, on Sunday 25th October, 2015.
The two, who are staff at Gogo Nazombe Health Centre in the district, have since been charged with Theft by Public Servant contrary to Section 283 of the Penal Code.
According to law-enforcers, Nkhonjera and Buleya sold the solar panels to John Selemani who was later on arrested by members of health centre committee and community policing.
Nkhonjera hails from Enkhughani village, T/A Mtwaro in Mzimba district while Buleya comes from Mdoda village, T/A Nkhumba in Phalombe district.
The suspects are expected to appear before court soon to answer charges of ‘Theft by Public Servant’..
Solar panels are a source of energy providing electricity where there is no ESCOM power supply.
The conduct by the two have irked the community who have warned that they would not spare any person who plays around with public resources.
The Police have since advised the general public to be responsible and take good care of things that benefit a large group of people.
“People should also refrain from buying stolen things because it is an offense punishable by law,” National Police Spokesperson Rhoda Manjolo said.