Goodwell Lungu
Goodwell Lungu

Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) has welcomed President Edgar Lungu’s call for the arrest of those cited for financial irregularities in the latest Auditor General’s report.

TIZ Executive Director Goodwell Lungu says this is exactly what his organisation demanded when it called for the immediate arrests and dismissals of all government officials cited in all forms of irregularities in the 2015 audit report.

He says TIZ therefore expects a minimum of 50 arrests of such culprits by December this year.
Mr Lungu says TIZ agrees with President Lungu’s observation that the Law enforcement agencies have not performed very well in arresting culprits involved in public sector financial scandals.

He says it should not take the Head of State to remind the Law enforcement agencies to do their work.
Mr Lungu says TIZ reiterates its earlier position that Law enforcement agencies need to quickly identify all the culprits and have them arrested.

He has further called on all Controlling officers to identify perpetrators of misuse of public funds to be dismissed or suspended.

Mr Lungu adds that Controlling officers should also not wait for the Head of State to remind them to perform their duties.

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  1. They should be encouraged to start confessing and handing back the money. Then jail as punishment.

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    • Be truthful! Lungu never called for the arrest of anyone. He said that it is for the PF Police Force to do their job. He never tells them who to arrest – including those who stole as highlighted in the audit reports. He is aloof to this plunder.

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  2. IT’S NOW TIME TO REVEAL THE TRUTH FOR THE BENEFIT OF MOTHER ZAMBIA. WE WILL LIKE LUNGU’S GOVERNMENT IF THEY CAN GET RID OF THE STINKING CORRUPTION IN THEIR SYSTEM. LOOTERS SHOULD BE PUNISHED, THEY ARE THE REASON WHY MILLIONS OF ZAMBIANS ARE WALLOWING IN ABJECT POVERTY.

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  3. TIZ, if you mean what you are saying, you should:

    1. Source funding and pay for “Let the people talk” on Radio Phoenix for IG, DEC chief, ACC chief and topic should be “What have you done on the AG’s report”

    2. Follow them up 2 months later for feedback on specifics and publish that feedback.

    Merely issuing statements will never solve anything.

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  4. Mr. President, my proposal is to make PAC a court, where if a Chief Exccutive Officer or who is in retirement and who was directly involved in financial mismanagement is found guilty, there should be two doors as follows:

    1. The Green door leads to the free outside World,
    2. The Red door is for those not found guilty and shall lead to a waiting Police Kasalanga (high truck carrying criminals) and driven straight to Police Station and Jail.

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  5. CORRECTION
    Ignoe the earlier one:

    Mr. President, my proposal is to make PAC a court, where if a Chief Exccutive Officer or who is in retirement and who was directly involved in financial mismanagement is found guilty, there should be two doors as follows:

    1. The Green door leads to the free outside World and is for those not found guilty,
    2. The Red door is for those found guilty and shall lead to a waiting Police Kasalanga (high truck carrying criminals) and driven straight to Police Station and Jail.
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  6. Mr. president, continue on this route and you will probably be second to Mwanawasa. The majority of Zambians hate corruption because they are the ones that feel the negative effects, The few privileged ones, those involved in the vice do not want the ACC, DEC, ZP to be strong. So please work like Mwanawasa and Zambians will value you.

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  7. There a few things that bother me about this clarion cry to deal with the offenders. First is the issue of that little book called ‘civil service financial rules and regulations’ it kicks in only when the civil ‘servant’ is formally charged then he will be suspended. Second, when will the Ministers pay back the money following the concot ruling shouldn’t we as opposition get an execution order so payment is enforced? Three, what happened to theft by Kapoko/Mitti, at the farmers union, the oil deals of RB, the money found in late Nsanda’s house etc…what do they really want to fight? What come 2021 big chikoti…but we wont get in with HH/GBM niyoluzaluza 59/61 awe!

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  8. Interesting, very interesting indeed! So Anti-corruption commission, DEC and police move in quickly. You acted quickly on ZNFU bigwigs. Show the same vigour on the civil service.

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  9. Most audit queries are not synonymous with fraud but a revelation of the imperfection of the budget and fund release by Mof. Our country runs. Cosmetic financial system which if regulations re followed to the latter Govt would shut down.

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  10. This musdaaaaaatanyoko lungu just yesterday claimed that he does not tell the police who to arrest. Is this man too dull or just an imbecile. God what did we do to deserve such a preeeek

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  11. What an official bwana. Just move on and do not live in denial NEZ. Your anger will not solve ur situation. You are showing us your level of desperation in your trying to justify the loss you suffered on the hands of the PF. Move on baba.

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  12. Arresting is very simple. The challenge lies with conviction in our already compromised Judiciary. Out of a minimum of 50 arrests you will probable get 2 convictions. The beneficiary will only be the Lawyers.

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  13. TIZ you have a moral duty to also speak out against govt inefficiency- that is poor service delivery by some govt officers- typical example are civil servants that are never found in their offices and make tax payers run in circles trying to be attended to – this habit by some civil servants must be highlighted as it often leads to corruption.

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  14. There is total corruption at Kasumbalesa healthy department, please help the traveling public we pay $130 for stamps in the yellow book without official receipts.

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