Police free to probe me – Muteteka
MMD Chisamba member of Parliament Moses Muteteka says police are free to investigate him over the K255 million Constituency Development Fund (CDF) he allegedly misused because he has nothing to hide.
Mr Muteteka says he is ready to cooperate with the police over the investigations because the CDF money was used for the purchase of hammer mills and a constituency vehicle.
The MMD presidential aspirant, however said in an interview in Lusaka on Sunday, that it is unfortunate he is being investigated for a crime he did not commit.
On Friday, police spokesperson Elizabeth Kanjela said police are investigating Mr Muteteka in connection with alleged abuse of CDF.
But Mr Muteteka said, “I have nothing to hide, let them investigate me. This money was used after the Chibombo full council meeting approved submissions for the purchase of the hammer mills and a truck for the constituency.”
He said K150 million was used on approved submissions to buy hammer mills and a constituency vehicle to alleviate the suffering of the people in Chisamba.
Mr Muteteka said there is evidence to prove that the money was used for intended purposes.
He said he is surprised that police are investigating him over a clear matter and has records to indicate that the money was used in line with the council meeting’s approval.
Mr Muteteka said police have confiscated two hammer mills from two women’s clubs in Chisamba Constituency.
He said ‘whoever’ is influencing the councillors to give false information about him should consult management to establish how the CDF was used.
Mr Muteteka said he understands how CDF is disbursed and used, having been deputy Minister of Local Government and Housing.
[Zambia Daily Mail]