Former local govenment deputy minister Muteteka arrested

The Anti- Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested Chisamba Member of Parliament, Moses Muteteka for corrupt practices involving hammer mills, bicycles and solar panels.

Mr. Muteteka was arrested today and charged with eight (8) counts of abuse of authority of office contrary to section 99 (1) of the penal code act chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia and one (1) count of theft contrary to section 272 of the penal code act chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia.  The particulars of the offences were that on the  dates unknown but between 1st January 2011 and 31st December 2011, at Chibombo in the Chibombo district of the central province of the republic of Zambia, Mr Muteteka being in the public service as an MP for Chisamba constituency as well as Deputy Minister of Local Government and Housing, jointly with other persons unknown, did abuse the authority of his office by giving a hammer mill he obtained from Gender in Development Division (GIDD), meant for the Chisamba constituency, to his sister Rosemary Mulongwe, an act which was arbitrary and prejudicial to the interests of the government of the republic of Zambia.

Mr. Muteteka has denied the charges and will appear in court soon.