Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regional governor for the Northern Region, Reverend Christopher Mzomera Ngwira has been sentenced to four years imprisonment with hard labour for abuse of office in the use of K250,000 Local Development Funds (LDF).

Mzomera was Member of Parliament for Mzimba Hora at the time in 2018. His wife Martha Chiuluntha Ngwira is the current legislator having won the May 21, 2019 polls.