Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) youths have supported President Edgar Lungu’s call for people cited in the auditor general’s report to immediately be arrested and account for the public resources they have misused.
MMD National Youth Treasure Geoffrey Mulenga said authorities must move in and arrest the people who have been using public resources to enrich themselves at the expense of many poor people who are wallowing in poverty.
Mr Mulenga reaffirmed the President’s call that those involved in the plunder of National resources should be brought to book hence authorities should quickly move in and arrest the people cited in the report.
“Let us take instructions by the President seriously, because if we falter you will be next on line to see the exit doors. This habit to take instructions of the head of state as mere pronouncements will land some of these guys in deep soup.
“In fact as MMD youths we are advocating that if these people continue delaying to take action we shall call for their arrest. These are public officers, who have breached the trust to the Zambians.” he said.
Mr Mulenga further urged the authorities to cease any property for alleged plunderers who will to account how they acquired them.
He said the resources which have been plundered by those cited in the report must be retrieved and be channeled towards National Development.
“We can not continue to have our Minister of Finance borrow huge amounts of money when people are holding on to public monies. We urge the authorities to cease all properties belonging to individuals cited in the report which they can not explain how they acquired them,” he said.
“We are confident that President Lungu being a lawyer as our former President Mwanawasa, will see the fight against corruption thrive like in the Mwanawasa era,” he added.