On 7th September, 2010, the Anti-Corruption Bureau received an allegation that Hon Christopher Mzomera Ngwira MP for Mzimba Hola Constituency presented invoices from YOGI and Mzimba Hardware on pretext that they had supplied building materials for Lukwelukwe School Project which is funded under LDF under M’mbelwa District Council.
The Anti- Corruption Bureau conducted investigations into the matter which established that Hon. Ngwira advised the Project Management Committee (PMC) members to sign blank withdrawal slips and told them not to indicate the total amount to be withdrawn and that he on his own indicated MK650, 000.00 on the withdraw form.
The Bureau also established that Susan Nyirenda, a Committee Member had lied to the Bureau that the money was withdrawn by the Committee and not by Hon Ngwira. She also lied to the Bureau that Mr. Louis Paul Mtonga paid back to the Committee K400, 000.00 when in essence it was Hon. Ngwira who had paid back the money.
On 9th January, 2018, the Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested Susan Nyirenda for giving false information to Bureau contrary to Section 14(1) (a) of the Corrupt Practices Act.
The Bureau took her to Mzimba Magistrate’s Court where she was charged and released on bail after satisfying the following conditions:
- Produced to the Court K20,000.00 cash bond
- Produced one surety bonded at K50000.00 not cash
- Ordered to report to Mbalachanda Police Unit once every fortnight.
- Ordered to avail herself for trial
- Ordered not to interfere with state witnesses
She will appear in Court on 16th February, 2017 for commencement of trial.
EGRITA M. NDALA
SENIOR PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: DIRECTOR GENERAL