Financial Intelligence Centre Director General Mary Chirwa
Financial Intelligence Centre Director General Mary Chirwa

The Patriotic Front has advised UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema to stop using Financial Intelligence Centre -FIC- Chief Executive Officer Mary Tshuma in his political battles.

PF Media Director Sunday Chanda says the opposition leader should not compromise Ms. Tshuma’s professional standing unless he’s telling the people something they do not know about.

He says the FIC operates without instructions from anyone.

Mr. Chanda says the FIC is an independent and autonomous government institution under the Ministry of Finance whose core function is to receive and analyze financial transactions and reports bordering on suspected money laundering, terrorist financing, and proliferation.

He says the FIC is 100 percent funded by the Ministry of Finance and has no external funds that come to the Centre which underscores the PF Government’s resolve to strengthen the center as part of the process to ensure its integrity.

Below is the Full statement

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MR. HICHILEMA, DONT DRAG MS. MARY CHIRWA TSHUMA IN YOUR POLITICAL BATTLES

Lusaka, 10th September 2019 – In a statement availed to the Press, UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema appears to believe the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) exists in a vacuum. He goes further to ask President Edgar Lungu to keep his hands off FIC because clearly he has no idea how the board is constituted as well as basics of corporate governance in an organization.

We wish to draw Mr. Hichilema’s attention to the following:

1. The John Kasanga Board’s tenure came to an end eight (08) months ago in January 2019.

2. The Financial Intelligence Centre is a statutory body established under the Financial Intelligence Centre Act no. 46 of 2016

3. FIC is an independent and autonomous Government institution under the Ministry of Finance.

4. The core function of the FIC is to receive and analyze financial transactions reports bordering on suspected money laundering, terrorist financing, and proliferation submitted to it by accountable institutions

5. The FIC is 100% funded by the Ministry of Finance. There are no external funds that come to the Centre, underscoring the PF Government’s resolve to strengthen the center as part of the process to ensure its integrity.

What does Mr Hichilema recommend should have happened to a Board whose mandate expired eight (08) months ago?

We are also worried at attempts by Mr. Hichilema to use FIC Chief Executive Officer Mary Tshuma’s name to qualify his politically charged but factually flawed statement on this matter. We do not understand why he would choose to use Ms. Tshuma’s name in his political battles?

May we advise Mr. Hichilema not to compromise Ms. Tshuma’s professional standing unless he’s telling us something we do not know about. It’s a fact that FIC operates without instructions from anyone least of all, Mr. Hichilema.

Lastly, we are not sure if it is Mr. Hichilema’s considered view that Ms. Tshuma is the Alpha and Omega of FIC. We do not believe Ms. Tshuma thinks of herself as the “Life CEO” for FIC in the manner that Mr. Hichilema is “Life President” of UPND.

Please Mr. Hichilema, keep your hands off FIC. Let professionalism reign!

Issued by:

Sunday Chanda
Media Director – PF
Party Headquarters

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    • Jelousy will kill you iwe ka kolwe ka Mwape. Sunday Chanda is one of the most intelligent young person I’ve known. Just check his posts..

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    • Ba Edgar just fired the board of FIC. And here follows Chanda the hyena trying to scavenge from FIC killing scene, just to find the CEO is still going strong…..
      Now the hyena Chanda goes barking at innocent HH instead of State House.

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    • Where is government spokesperson.. This Chanda is a PF cadres and this matter is OUTSIDE of his line of duty.

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    • If Sunday Fing Chanda is considered to be intelligent then Kambwili is a genius. That is one dull evil MOF. Back in the days, we would burn such elements at the stake or put a sniper bullet in their head. Pooping sh*t from that sewer mouth all the time. Anyway he has a job to do, serve your master diligently but soon enough it will be reckoning time MOFs. Rather HH than these thugs. Middle fingers to em all.

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    • Since Mr phiri sees sunday chanda as one of the most intelligent people he has ever known, free advice,mwelesa nchinjeni aba nandi

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  1. I get the impression Sunday thinks PF owns ministry of finance. As if they have down the people of Zambia a favour by allowing FIC to exist. Arrogance of power has crept in early with this bunch for sure.

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  2. BA CHANDA ,H.H. IS ABOVE YOU IN WHAT EVER ANGLE YOU MAY LOOK AT.PLEASE SIEVE YOUR ARTICLES BEFORE YOU PUBLISH THEM EVEN IF YOU ARE UNDER PRESSURE TO PLEASE YOUR PAY MASTER.SOME OF YOUR ARTICLES IF NOT ALL OF THEM LACK SUBSTANCE.IF I WERE YOU ,I COULD REFRAIN FROM MAKING FALSE ACCUSATIONS FOR THE SAKE OF POLITICAL MILEAGE.

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    • Let’s be honest Sunday Chanda is way above HH in terms of being intelligent. The only difference is that HH is rich with ‘blood money’ while S.C is rich with knowledge/ wisdom..

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    • “HH is above you”
      The problem with you UPND sheep. You think your Emperor is above ordinary people. You think your small ‘god’ is a know it all who is most intelligent in Zambia. A maestro at economics.
      This is why the people reject the Under 5 and his gang of babies.
      2021 fire Kainde from Zambian politics.

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    • Sunday Chanda is brilliant. Very intelligent. He single handedly demolished your Satamic tower of Babel where’s Chipimo? Kambwili? Banda? Tembo? GBM? (HH)?
      Every week Sunday Chanda demolishes your UPND cult with his witty articles.
      And your response is gutter rubbish journalism from your Zambian Witch Doctor blog run by Hamasaka and Kainde’s nephew Lloyd.

      Akainde’s oxtail has been exposed and the children in the village can see it.

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    • @ Wisdom (LOL) Simbeye

      Chanda does NOT have either wisdom nor intelligence. Every single contribution he makes, its is directed to the likes of you or that parasitic necrophiliac kudos, useless crappers who measures theirs IQ in centimeters.

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    • if Mr wisdom sees wisdom in sunday chanda, then clearly wisdom himself lacks that which his name accuses him to have,,make reference to the bible and read the story of the king who did not ask for wealth but prayed for wisdom

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  3. Akainde is a desperate charlatan. However he’s now exposed as a naked Emperor without even a loin cloth.
    UPND is finished!

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  4. Great that the mandate of that fool called Kasanga has come to an end. The chap allowed himself to be used as a USEFUL ***** by Hakainde and his cronies – which is a shame! This Kasanga chap is an embarrassment. I hope the men and women who have assumed office will bring back professionalism in FIC.

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  5. Media director for HH affairs.
    It happens when your preoccupation is to write gibberish about a single individual.
    Which ever way, this will not stick on HH .The Pf should focus on giving an explanation as to why a narco is a traveling companion of the President and against forwarning and advice they went ahead and puchursed a gulf stream 650R to be able to fly long distances and why the pair are frequent fliers.

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    • ‘We do not believe Ms. Tshuma thinks of herself as the “Life CEO” for FIC in the manner that Mr. Hichilema is “Life President” of UPND.’

      Every week UPND members are flocking to the mighty PF they have realised that Akainde is just a cheap crook who exported his stolen wealth to Panama. UPND will remain for the Copperbelt privatization thief and his tatooed wife.

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  6. This HH man is so desperate! He has frantically even been trying to use respected institutions like ACC, DEC and POLICE using rogue elements who are mostly his blind followers (AKA worshipers) and his tribesmen. However, his schesmes will awalys fail, because Zambia is much bigger than this ka HH crap.

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  7. Sunday yapping nonsense, l wonder the mental capacity of those who think Sunday is smart and support such garbage meant to divide us instead of uniting us. Sunday is nothing but a loser boot licking his way to riches unlike the man he is insulting he forgets who is enjoying our money, take it away and he will be just one useless fellow

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  8. Rarely in the course of human events has someone spoken about so often, about so much, about knowing so little.
    CHURCHILL:

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  9. Siame as a Director for fic I had never seen a bemba man fighting for a corruption let us see and wait.out of10 thief’s 6 are bembas these words was mentioned by prophet Edgar lungu.

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  10. Vicky Goswami’s links to Zambia
    Goswani Links to Zambia vicky Goswani (in stripped T-shirt) relied on a Zambian in SA to manufacture mandrax drugs- Dennis Jedburgh
    • Dennis is Zambian, coloured
    • Goswani was married to Dennis Jedburgh’s sister
    • Dennis is now based in SA and is known for manufacturing mandrax tablets in SA
    • Dennis’s other sister, Yvonne Jedburgh, was Ibrahim Yusuf’s (nicknamed Iboo) wife, now divorced
    • Iboo’s (and Yvonne’s) son Tariq was photographed partying with president Zuma at a glitzy evening function linked to a charitable foundation with ties to Zuma.
    • Tariq was director of a company with one of Zuma’s sons, Mxolisi Zuma.
    • Goswami implicated Valden Findlay in his sworn testimony (page 161). Valden calls Goswani twice to warn him about his life…

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  11. The only credible presidential candidate in the opposition is none other than His excellence, Mr Hakainde Hichilema. Let all progressive Zambians rally behind him. I have stopped supporting blindly thieves and drug pushers. So disappointed

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  12. Mulitupuba bonse, why debate so much on HH. This guy is simply trying his luck to get into plot 1. How can he win an election with three provinces only. He has much more to do. Zambians are not docile, they will soon show him another red card. The GBM he trusted to give him the bemba vote, from the copperbelt up into muchinga, Northern, Luapula & parts of Upper Central province, has smarked him in the face. Which way now. Kambwili cannot be trusted by the zambians, if at all HH is thinking of featuring him as running mate. That will be the worst choice for vice-president. HH is now life President for the Upnd, as wamuyaya leader. Sober up guys, HH cannot win the 2021 election. The massive development that PF have done can only be overturned miraculously. You cannot compare theories with…

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  13. Why aren’t PF supporters here addressing the issue that Sunday Chanda is a PF Media director? He is not a government spokesperson. But the PF allows him to rant over the same – presumably, in reality, to hoodwink the general populace and some characters here, through an orchestrated dishonest propagandist agenda.

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