The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in Choma district of Southern province has arrested a former Mayor of Choma for Conflict of interest in a matter involving allocation of plots.
In a statement made available to Lusaka Star, ACC Corporate Affairs Officer, Jonathan Siame said Professor Mwaanga, 46, of Silukiya Village in Choma district has been charged with one count of conflict of interest contrary to Section 28(2) of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012 of the Laws of Zambia.
Details of the offence are that on dates unknown but between 1st January, 2015 and 31st December 2017 in Choma, Mwaanga, being a public officer, namely Mayor of Choma Municipal Council, jointly and whilst acting together with other persons, failed to declare interest in writing when he took part in the selection process for allocation of plots in which his wife Dainess Maingaila was an applicant.
Mr. Siame said Professor Mwaanga has since been released on bond and will appear in Court on 17th April 2019.
This is the second Mayor to face corruption charges involving allocation of land in the province.
In February this year, ACC arrested a Livingstone Mayor Milford Maambo together with councillor for Mosi-oa-Tunya ward Ziwa Malilo Ziwa and former Acting Town Clerk Chabala Chanda for alleged corruption involving K164,000.
Darlingtone Kabambe is a Media and Communication Studies student at the University of Zambia (UNZA) with special interest in political news, current affairs, community and education news.