The Mzimba senior resident magistrate has sentenced Democratic progressive party regional governor for the north Reverend Christopher Ngwira to four years imprisonment for abuse of office in the use of local development funds.

Reverend Ngwira abused K250000 of local development funds meant for construction of a teachers house at Lukwelukwe in the constituency when he was legislator for Mzimba Hora.

Passing judgement Senior Resident Magistrate Mathews Msiska said the sentence is meant to deter other public offices from abusing money from public coffers.

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Vice President for the South Kondwani Nankhumwa who is also leader of opposition in Parliament attended the ruling together with DPP top officials.

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