Newly appointed Anti-Corruption Commission Director General Rosewin Mutinta Wandi has pledged to restore Zambia’s good image in as far as corruption is concerned.
Mrs. Wandi says she will make a difference to the Commission by ridding the country of corruption and bringing its perpetrators to book.
She says the Commission will strengthen the corruption fight and follow the stance taken by President Sata on the vice.
Mrs. Wandi was speaking in an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka today shortly after being sworn-in as ACC Director General.
The ACC boss said the Commission will identify loop holes and make recommendations to the Head of State and other relevant law enforcement wings like the Police in its quest to stamp out the vice in both public and private institutions.
She thanked President Michael Sata for his confidence in her to run the Commission.
“I’m humbled by this appointment by His Excellency Mr. Sata. It shows that he has confidence in me and l will work with him in ridding the country of corruption,” Mrs. Wandi said.
And newly appointed Attorney General Mumba Malilia said his appointment demonstrates President Sata’s resolve to strengthen the rule of law in the country.
Mr. Malila, a learned State Counsel pledged to re-new the legacy of the late third republican president Dr. Levy Mwanawasa where laws were enforced and adhered too.
Former immediate past republican president Rupiah Banda prematurely terminated Malila’s contract and replaced him with Abyudi Shonga.
And Foreign Affairs Minister Chishimba Kambwili has said President Sata is on track in following and implementing the law.
Mr. Kambwili said President Sata believes in the rule of law and that at no time did the Head of State breach the Republican Constitution.
Commenting on the appointments of ACC Director General Mrs. Rosewin Wandi and Mumba Malilia as new Attorney General, the Minister said the duo have credible credentials to deliver to the aspirations of the Zambian people.
He accused the former MMD Government of having errorred when president Rupiah Banda fired Mr. Malila because the Attorney General is a legal advisor of the Government.
“The MMD, prior to the September 20 General Elections told the nation lies about President Sata but today, Mr. Sata is proving his critics wrong because he truly believes in the rule of law and he has not abrogated any law,” he said.
The Minister further disclosed that the Patriotic Front Government has confidence in National Assembly Speaker Dr. Patrick Matibini.
Mr. Kambwili said Zambia shall not be run and governed by political cadres because it is endowed with productive human resource.
“The current Speaker is the man but look what the opposition gave us, Kapita a cadre, Zambia will not be run and governed by political cadres,” the Minister said.