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TIZ hails Auditors General intention to report PF ministers to ACC for corruption

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Transparency International Zambia President Lee Habasonda
Transparency International Zambia President Lee Habasonda

Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) has hailed the office of the Auditor General over its intentions to report financial irregularities involving some senior government officials to the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC).

TIZ president Lee Habasonda has told Qfm News in an interview that the move is a positive development and a step in the right direction.

Mr. Habasonda says it is important for the Anti Corruption Commission to deal with the matter with due diligence.

He says Transparency International Zambia expects the ACC to deal with the matter with professionalism without any bias.

Mr Habasonda adds that there is need for the powers that be to allow the ACC to operate without any interference.

Auditor General Anna Chifungula has named Labour deputy Minister Ronald Chitotela and deputy Minister of Agriculture Rodgers Mwewa as having misused the constituency development funds (CDF)

Ms. Chifungula expressed regret that parliamentarians who are supposed to represent the interest of their constituencies had to subject constituency development funds to an alleged fraudulent deal.

This was after the due bought second hand land cruisers at more than two hundred thousand kwacha.

13 COMMENTS

  1. jail the maggorts, let Sata fire these minients just like he fired Masumba. politicians awee sure kuti wapena kawabakonka sana. they are all the same especially african politicians. tey are all there to enrich themselves ba fi..ka..la aba

    • Do not put a tribal tag on anything man , corruption is corruption let them be taken to court if they are convicted, then it just right that they are fired. Masumba was not fired before being convicted.

  2. Will wait and see how Cycle Mata will react to this. Otherwise i don’t see him doing anything about it other than retire-ring hard working Ana Chifungula. Cycle Mata always does the opposite. I wonder if he listens to his advisers if at all he has any. too many negative happenings in 2 yrs, what more in 2 terms?

    • Sata recently said he had more powers than the Attorney General.This was his reaction to the AG’s advice that he cant recognise as Chief Bob Luo as Chief Chibesakunda before he is gazzetted..
      Coming to this Rogers Mwewa the Post today reports that the wife has been suspended for corrupt practices.Now it is the husband named in corruption scandle.Just last week the Watchdog reported that he and his wife had a massive party at Protea Chisamba.Is it just a coincidence or should we give the Watchdog more credit than we currently do?

  3. TIZ is not wrong to position itself on the right side of the law. The problem really is one playing god or holier than thou. It is better to base legal actions or decisions on hard facts and solid evidence. Speculation is human. Facts are godly.

  4. WAIT A MINUTE!

    PLEASE LET US NOT TRIVIALIZE THE PRESIDENT’S FIGHT AGAINST REAL CORRUPTION IN OUR COUNTRY.

    PLEASE TELL US THE FULL STORY.

    DID THE TWO HONORABLE MINISTERS BUY THOSE VEHICLE FOR THEIR PERSONAL USE.

    WHY AND HOW VEHICLES BOUGHT? WERE THEY BOUGHT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THEIR CONSTITUENTS TO HELP WITH FERRYING FARM INPUTS, PRODUCTS TO MARKETS AND AS AMBULANCES?

  5. Both MPs are from LUAPULA.

    No one in the province doubts the integrity of the two honorables.

    If the AG has INTENTIONS to report financial irregularities involving the two officials to the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC), then what is she waiting for?

    because they have already been NAMED as ministers who misused the funds. The so called corrupt activities are already in public domain.

    TIZ and the AG must avoid engaging themselves in cheap publicity.

  6. They got quotes for brand new vehicles from CFAO and Toyota Zambia. The price of course was high. Then they formed their own companies. The companies issued quotes as well, at K200,000 per vehicle. These were second hand vehicles from Japan. The cost was USD 6000 OR K35,000 each. The honourables supplied these vehicles at K200,000 each. Making super profits of more than K140,000 per vehicle. – MUVI TV

    The editor should have HIGH LIHGTED these facts in the main story,INSTEAD OF KEEPING THE READERS IN SUSPENSE

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