Thursday, November 29, 2012

Zambian Govt Official Arrested in Ethiopia over Unpaid Liquor Bill

Thirst for liquor has landed a Patriotic Front Lusaka Councilor in trouble in Addis Ababa after he failed to settle a $2000 bill he accumulated at Sheraton Hotel.

Ethiopian security officials detained Chikutali Nkhoma, a Councilor for Lusaka’s Silwiza ward in Northmead area.

Nkhoma traveled to that country with other council officials where he reportedly incurred the large bill for alcoholic beverages for himself and numerous others.

Upon checking out other council officials left Mr. Nkhoma in the hands of the security personnel as they could not pay the accumulated bill on his behalf.

Lusaka Mayor Daniel Chisenga has expressed disappointment over the development describing the incident as embarrassing for the nation.

Chisenga further said Nkhoma will face disciplinary action as soon as he is released by the Ethiopian officials.