The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested, Charles Mchacha, former minister of water development and DPP’s regional governor for the south and two others over abuse of office.

“The ACB received a complaint alleging

that Lilongwe Water Board paid for Mchacha’s honeymoon at Ryalls Hotel in Blantyre.The investigation established that Mchacha while serving as Minister of Irrigation and Water Development abused his office by directing Dr. Henrie Njoloma to facilitate access to lodging services and food stuffs for his advantage and for the advantage of others at Ryalls Hotel in Blantyre using Government of Malawi funds for personal gain under the pretext of lobbying for adjustment of water tariffs.” reads a statement by ACB in part.

The bureau said the investigation also established that Henrie Njoloma being Principal Secretary for Ministry of Irrigation and Water Development and Moses Mwenye being Acting

Chief Executive Officer for the Lilongwe Water Board respectively, aided, and abetted Mchacha to abuse his office by initiating and instructing the process of

preparing payment, using Government funds for lodging services, and beverages at

Ryalls Hotel in Blantyre.

They are expected to be charged with abuse office.

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