The Anti-Corruption Commission has confirmed placing former Information Minister Chishimba Kambwili under investigations.
Last week, Lusaka Times exclusively revealed that a highly source within the ACC had confirmed that the Commission has now started probing Dr Kambwili’s accumulation of vast wealth since he started serving in government.
This came a few days after President Edgar Lungu warned that he will fire all Ministers engaged in corruption.
In a statement today, ACC Spokesman Timothy Moono said, “Following recent media queries on whether the Anti-Corruption Commission is conducting investigations on alleged corrupt practices against Hon. Chishimba Kambwili, former Information and Broadcasting Minister, I wish to inform you that there has been an inquiry against Hon. Kambwili on allegations of corrupt practices.”
Mr. Moono said, “These investigations are on-going and the Commission would therefore not wish to comment further as this may jeopardize the investigations.”
The source revealed that the subject of the inquiry against Dr Kambwili is the plush villas that the Roan MP has constructed on land belonging to Luanshya Golf Club which he has christened Kambwili Estate.
The ACC is also investigating the construction of around 200 luxury flats near Mitengo area on the Ndola-Luanshya road belonging to Dr Kambwili.
The Commission is also examining how his firm, Mwamona Investments has managed to get several contracts from the Road Development Agency, the mining companies and some Councils.
But Dr Kambwili told his supporters last week Friday outside the Ndola High Court shortly after winning his election petition in Court that he is clean and that the ACC will not find anything incriminating after the investigations.
“I am clean as Dr Kaunda’s white handkerchief,” Dr Kambwili said.