In the plight to advocate for a lot of people who lost jobs and properties as the result of privatization and unjust persecution by the Task Force the Zambian Voice have appealed to the President to institute investigations so that justice can be done.The letter which was delivered to State House pasted below.
Below is a copy of the letter sent to President Lungu
RE: PUBLIC ASSETS ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPERENCY
The Zambian Voice (ZV) is an organization that prepares Zambian people for effective civic participation that sustains a democratic society and enhances the quality of life in both local rural and urban communities using provided evidence. ZV is a pro-poor civil advocate which promotes Good Governance, access to Justice and Human Rights.
Your Excellency allow me to congratulate you for your election as our 6th President for this beloved nation. Your election was of nothing but God’s will for you to serve the Zambian people in that office.
As a civil society/media, we will give you support by telling you the TRUTH whenever we engage you. We believe in positive engagement in mutual respect and support for the good of citizens especially the vulnerable groups.
However, we will not hesitate to express ourselves when we do not agree with you and we hope you will consider our concerns.
Your Excellency we would like to draw your attention to two major activities that involved a lot of valuable assets of this nation; these are the Privatization of many public companies by Zambian Privatization Agency and the recovery of national assets which were corruptly obtained by some selfish people by the Task Force Commission.
Your Excellency, Privatization was done in national interest to revamp our economy but it brought a lot of suffering among many Zambians who up to now are living in misery.
The suffering of our people is not as a result of Privatization but due to the selfishness of some of those people who were given the responsibility to manage the process.
Mr. President, in a quest to fight corruption, your predecessor Late Dr. Levy Patrick Mwanawasa, who was also a lawyer like you, set up a Task Force Commission to deal with people that had deprived the Zambian people of their assets, unfortunately to-date, nothing much has come out of the process. There is also no transparency on who benefitted of the assets recovered in that process.
Your Excellency our prayer is that you setup commission of inquiries according to Chapter 41 of the Inquiries Act of the Laws of Zambia to probe the privatization process and the recovery of assets through the Task Force.
This request is being done on behalf of Zambians who have suffered unbearable misery either by not being paid, underpaid, or lost properties like houses. Others are also wondering where the properties recovered are. As a servant of the people, Zambians look up to you for Justice, transparency and accountability.
We wish you God’s blessings as you lead this great nation to prosperity in Truth, unity and love.
Executive Director,The Zambian Voice