Chisamba MP Muteteka arrested

The anti- corruption commission has arrested Chisamba Member of Parliament, Moses Muteteka for corrupt practices involving hammer mills, bicycles and solar panels.

Mr. Muteteka was arrested today, 11th January 2013 and charged with eight (8) counts of abuse of authority of office and  one count of theft.

According to ACC Public Relations Manager Timothy Moono, Muteteka has been charged with the following  offences:

Count 1: That Moses Muteteka, on 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, being a person employed in the public service as a member of parliament for Chisamba constituency as well as deputy minister of local government and housing, jointly and whilst acting together 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.

Count 2: that Moses Muteteka being a person employed in the public service as Member of Parliament for Chisamba constituency as well as Deputy Minister of Local Government and Housing, on dates unknown but between 1st January 2010 and 31st December 2010, at Chibombo in the Chibombo district of the Central Province of the Republic of Zambia, jointly and whilst acting together with other persons, did abuse the authority of his office by giving a hammer mill he obtained from Gender in Development Division (GIDD), meant for Chisamba constituency, to his sister Elidah Mulongwe, an act which was arbitrary and prejudicial to the interests of the government of the republic of Zambia.

Count 3: that Moses Muteteka being a person employed in the public service as Member of Parliament for Chisamba constituency as well as Deputy Minister of Local Government and Housing, on 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, jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown, did abuse the authority of his office by giving a hammer mill belonging to Chibombo District Council, to his grandfather Mr. Daniel Lyatumba of Mwapwa village of the Kapiri Mposhi district and act which was arbitrary and prejudicial to the interest of the Government of the Republic of Zambia.

Count 4: that Moses Muteteka being a person employed in the public service as Member of Parliament for Chisamba constituency as well as Deputy Minister of Local Government and Housing on 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, jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown, did abuse the authority of his office by giving a hammer mill belonging to Chibombo District Council, to his nephew Isaac Paso of Kangalangala village in Kanakantapa area of the Chibombo District, an act which was arbitrary and prejudicial to the interests of the Government of the Republic of Zambia.

Count 5: that Moses Muteteka being a person employed in the public service as Member of Parliament for Chisamba constituency as well as deputy minister of local government and housing, on 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, jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown, did abuse the authority of his office by giving a hammer mill belonging to Chibombo District Council, to Terry Milambo of Chitanta village in Chikonkomene area, an act which was arbitrary and prejudicial to the interests of the Government of the Republic of Zambia.

Count 6: that Moses Muteteka being a person employed in the public service as Member of Parliament for Chisamba constituency as well as Deputy Minister of Local Government and Housing, on 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, jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown, did abuse the authority of his office by giving a hammer mill belonging to Chibombo District Council, to his sister-in-law Fallace Chito of Kangombe village in Keembe constituency, an act which was arbitrary and prejudicial to the interests of the Government of the Republic of Zambia.

Count 7: that Moses Muteteka, being a person employed in the public service as Member of Parliament for Chisamba Constituency as well as Deputy Minister of Local Government and Housing , on 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, jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown, did abuse the authority of his office by procuring, using Chisamba Constituency funds (CDF), Twenty-Six (26) bicycles, Two (2) Solar Panels, one (1) Solar inserter, one (1) solar regulator and one (1) solar battery from SARO agro industrial limited without following the laid down constituency development funds guidelines, an act which was arbitrary and prejudicial to the interests of the Government of the Republic of Zambia.

Count 8: that Moses Muteteka, being a person employed in the public service as Member of Parliament for Chisamba constituency as well as Deputy Minister of Local Government and Housing on dates unknown but between 1st July 2011 and 31st August 2011, at Chibombo in the Chibombo District of the Central Province of the Republic of Zambia, jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown, did abuse the authority of his office by directing the Chibombo District Council to purchase six (6) hammer mills from SARO Agro Industrial limited the highest bidder without following the laid down tender procedures, an act which was arbitrary and prejudicial to the interests of the Government of the Republic of Zambia.

Count 9: that Moses Muteteka, on 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, jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown did steal one (1) hammer mill bearing engine number |d2.1006.07 1100037 and mill number 8146, the property of the Chibombo District Council.

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

 

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