A district council in Eastern Province is under investigation for abusing council properties.

The Provincial Local Government Office has uncovered a scam of abuse of council properties by a named council in Eastern Province.
Provincial Local Government Officer, Mcloid Nyirenda has confirmed the development to Breeze News.
Mr. Nyirenda says that he is tempted to involve ACC, the Anti-Corruption Commission in the matter, which he described as serious.
He withheld the name of the council, stating that he did not want the officers involved in the scam to play around or hide evidence.
Meanwhile Mr. Nyirenda says that Nthitimila Ward in Lundazi district will be one of those that will hold filling in of nominations for a by-election on Wednesday this week.
He says that all the processes of debriefing were done over the weekend and that candidates, who will participate in the by-election, are expected to file in their nomination papers on Wednesday.
The Electoral Commission of Zambia ECZ has set September 24th as the date for the Nthitimila ward by-election.

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