The Mongu Magistrate court has convicted a clerical officer in the Ministry of Local Government and Housing to three years simple imprisonment for corrupt practices involving K1,000.

ACC public relations manager Timothy Moono disclosed in a statement issued, Wednesday, that Naomi Mutesi of Mongu District, was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) this year and charged with one count of corrupt practices by a public officer, contrary to Section 19 sub-section one of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012.

He disclosed that Mutesi on April 28, 2016, being a public officer, corruptly solicited K1,000 from a Mr Mupo Simenda, cash gratification, as an inducement to facilitate employment in government.

“Details are that Naomi Mutesi on 28th April, 2016, being a public officer namely clerical officer at Ministry of Local Government and Housing, Provincial Administration in Mongu corruptly solicited K1,000 from Mr. Mupo Simenda cash gratification as an inducement to facilitate employment in the Government of the Republic of Zambia, a matter or transaction which concerned the Provincial Administration Office, a public body,” stated Moono.