Investigators at the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) have arrested local government deputy minister Stephen Masumba for allegedly forging college diploma.
Masumba was arrested yesterday afternoon and charged with one count of obtaining pecuniary advantage by false pretences contrary to section 309A (2) C of the Penal Code.
It is alleged that Masumba obtaining an accounting technician diploma erroneously awarded to him at the National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA) to obtain pecuniary advantage.
It is alleged that Masumba on dates unknown but between December 1, 2005 and August 25, 2008 dishonestly obtained employment for himself as an accounts officer at Lusaka Busines and Technical College by falsely pretending that he held the qualification of accounting technician from NIPA when in fact not.
The ACC claims that Masumba was a student at NIPA, pursuing an accounting technician diploma but failed the examinations. However, the registrar accidentally included his name among on the list of other students who were invited for the graduation ceremony officiated by former vice-president Nevers Mumba.
Masumba is Mufumbwe MMD member of parliament but was appointed deputy minister in the Ministry of Local Government and Housing by President Michael Sata.
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