The Civil Society anti-corruption Yellow Card Campaign
As an organization wish to register our position regards the ANTICORRUPTION YELLOW CARD CAMPAIGN, action by some members of the
Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s) purportedly against the Patriotic Front government in respect to allegations of increasing levels of corruption.
Firstly, there’s no empirical evidence showing whether or not corruption is increasing or reducing. However, for a fact Zambia like any other country in the world has some corruption at different levels of society that need concerted efforts to fight within context and with a sense of responsibility without deliberately blowing the scourge out of proportion with the purpose of removing the government of the day by simply using the fight against corruption as a political trump card or purely for the purpose of political mileage.
Some CSO’s, notable religious figures and the current leadership at the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC), as can be seen from their unlawful publicity of questionable revelations in the form of raw intelligence information and the failure to capture in their Trends Report suspicious movement of money from outside and within Zambia to political parties in financing the political agenda of aiding a named political party and their surrogate partners to form government that will facilitate the indiscriminate sale of the mines, the reversal of the declaration of Zambia as a Christian nation, the introduction of gay rights in Zambia among others.
This consortium of CSO’s,political parties and notable religious personalities are in a carefully planned strategy to smear the Patriotic Front as a highly corrupt entity and failed government worth giving a Yellow Card (warning) and later towards the run up to the 2021 General Elections, the YELLOW CARD CAMPAIGN will be escalated to a RED CARD CAMPAIGN against the Patriotic Front government to have it replaced by some opposition political party whose Party colour is RED under the pretext of fighting the alleged increased levels of corruption. This political scheme is funded by some international entities through some diplomatic representatives in Zambia.We therefore urge the people of Zambia to guard against falling prey to this divisive and unorthodox scheme from shabby wood works.
Lastly, as an organization urge the government and people of Zambia to remain focused in the fight against poverty, unemployment, social inequalities, corruption and any other unlawful and retrogressive vice in our country. It is only true that this consortium of some of our citizenry has deceived some people for some time now but will certainly not deceive ALL the people repeatedly and forever.
ZAMBIA YOUTHS ASSOCIATION IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION