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Perpetrator of corruption will face the full wrath of the law, regardless of their standing in society-President Lungu

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His Excellency Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu
His Excellency Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has warned that no perpetrator of corruption will be allowed to roam free, but will face the full wrath of the law, regardless of their standing in society.

The head of state notes that those who engage in corrupt practices deny mothers, fathers, and children in the rural areas and in society access to basic services such as healthcare, education and proper sanitation.

He has observed that this is because few selfish individuals pocket funds meant for the provision of public services but assured that the government will not condone that.

Speaking yesterday during the commemoration of the international anti-corruption day under the theme “united against corruption” President Lungu vowed to punish all erring officers and to recover all stolen funds.

“It is heartbreaking to see the levels of abuse and embezzlement of public resources which continue to be revealed in the auditor-general’s report, and other related reports. Colossal sums of money are reportedly lost by institutions every year because some public officers have taken it upon themselves to milk public resources for their own selfish benefit” the head of state observed.

He has further emphasized that the fight against corruption will not be politicized but told law enforcement to do their job independently without any interference.

President Lungu reiterated the government’s resolve to do what is necessary for the attainment of a corruption-free country adding that Zambia is on a path to economic prosperity and we will not allow corrupt elements to derail the country from this path of development.

“The fight against corruption begins with me, it begins with you. We should all reject corruption, hate it with a passion and report all suspicious acts to law enforcement agencies. We should not just complain and do nothing about it. We should all take action, the time is now”. He said

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  1. IT IS A GOOD STATEMENT; NOW FIRST FIRE CHITOTELA,JEAN KAPATA,GIVEN LUBINDA ,VINCENT MWALE AND BOWMAN LUSAMBO THEN INSTITUTE INVESTIGATIONS IN THE MUKULA SAGA .YOU WILL BE SEEN TO A MAN OF HIS WORDS BUT JUST SINGING WILL MAKE YOU SUFFER AFTER LEAVING OFFICE.

  2. Lungu has no moral rights to talk about corruption in Zambia, when he is silent on many things. To remain silent means approval to the deeds. StarTimes Digital Migration tender. 42 fire trucks for $42million.. and many more.. only the major ones listed..

    • There are numerous factors that are causing the Kwacha to fall, premised on poor economic management. These are:
      1. Debt servicing
      2. Low investor confidence
      3. Reduced exports
      4. Reduced productivity
      5. Capital flight
      But HH, how will you fix it? In simple terms, we will:
      1. Reschedule and restructure our debt
      2. Build investor confidence through our robust fiscal strategy
      3. Curb corruption and illicit financial flows
      4. Refine mining policy to incentivise increased output
      5. Engender growth in agriculture and agricultural exports
      6. Provide capital for Zambian owned, companies
      7. Ensure joint ventures between foreign investors and Zambians as well as promote reinvestment to reduce capital flight
      Mwi sakamana mwebantu. Tuleisa muku kontolola ka economy.
      HH

    • This coming from the thieving useless moron him self, iwe useless ka worst president on earth lock your self up and your family of thieves, you are a thief, the way thing are going you probably be stealing from children going to school since you have no morals iwe ka worst president on earth…. chimbwi no plan, scatter rotten teeth as useless as they come

    • Pro. No HINSONI wrote to the UN and to HARM NEST. Harm Nest gave a paper of recognistion to UNDER FIVE as a result but Prof. NO HINSONI has not written to the UN on his University Letterhead about the people around him in SOUTH AFRICA who kill Africans! UPND TRIBO H-ORGANISATION is bad news!

    • @Mr Kudos, how are you going to win and why should you be allowed to continue stealing. Mind you rigging is treasonable!

    • There are numerous factors that are causing the Kwacha to fall, premised on poor economic management. These are:
      1. Debt servicing
      2. Low investor confidence
      3. Reduced exports
      4. Reduced productivity
      5. Capital flight
      But HH, how will you fix it? In simple terms, we will:
      1. Reschedule and restructure our debt
      2. Build investor confidence through our robust fiscal strategy
      3. Curb corruption and illicit financial flows
      4. Refine mining policy to incentivise increased output
      5. Engender growth in agriculture and agricultural exports
      6. Provide capital for Zambian owned, companies
      7. Ensure joint ventures between foreign investors and Zambians as well as promote reinvestment to reduce capital flight
      Mwi sakamana mwebantu. Tuleisa muku kontolola ka economy.
      HH

    • @ Kudos
      You need the backing form the people .. which political party are you leading.
      What are you doing to win votes or be voted in?

  3. Trying to appease the Americans. I am sure he knows they will unleash more serious data if he continues on this path. US temunobe. Please tell your cadres as well

  4. eSwatini mansion ,Esther Lungu’s used firetrucks,Tasila Lungu’s questionable wealth…Bwana Lungu please look in the mirror 1st.

    • Do start with yourself my guy… This facade you portray of being ready to fight corruption has run its course, you are not fooling anyone… What goes around comes around, and you will face the full wrath of the law… Believe that!!!

  5. The godfather of corruption and theft has spoken…

    But, we’ve heard that kuwayawaya song from him before; so it’s not unreasonable to presume that he’s just keeping up appearances and playing to the gallery.

    I hope the end of this error beckons us soonest. Ba konto aba batupesha 🙁

  6. The reality has finally dawned on him. He has realized that Bill 10 won’t save him at all. 2021 is around the corner bwana , it’s sad that your ending will be mared with bad deals, corruption, lack of respect for the rule of law, this is what Foote was talking about, playing to the gallery while you are in the thick of grand corruption, shame .

  7. I am so glad that our honorable leader has seen it fit to provide some comic relief at the end of the year. He really should have been given the Comedian of the Year award instead of one Abel Chungu.

  8. critics will always remain critics, so even when you crictise do it wisely and not foolishly.Some people are just good at crictising but extremely foolish at offering wise counsel.Give due were it is due than just opening that stinking mouth like a rotten………Ignorance as no defence what is wrong with bill 10 mwebantu,this is what happened even on 2016 referendum people were cheated and they believed lies so is bill 10.

    • Since ni since

      that is rubbish. people who haven’t seen anything wrong with bill 10 have simply neglected or simply lazy to take time to read the stupid bill. who in the right mind would want to bring back deputy ministers in the first place when the country is calling for more cost saving measures. why meddle in the affairs of the central bank by the executive? and why increase the period of ministers stay in the office is not to abuse government resources by the ruling party for campaigns. some elements in the bill are not bad therefore it would be wise for the the Bill 10 to be revised itself to agree with what people are demanding and remove bad provisions mentioned in the bill before it can be passed in parliament as law. if the whole bill that includes what people don’t agree…

  9. “The World Factbook, also known as the CIA World Factbook, is a reference resource produced by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) with almanac-style information about the countries of the world. … However, it is frequently used as a resource for academic research papers and news articles.”-Wikipedia.
    Does the President get briefed, and if he does, what is in the report. His he being candid with is words?

  10. I bet his not a public officer!..oh yeah, his referring to payroll workers, and accountants in public offices…him is a private officer of a party….and why refer to mfwiti, mfwiti, documents now!its better to shun some of these gatherings than humiliating oneself…insoni ebuntu

  11. The presindent said “It is heartbreaking to see the levels of abuse and embezzlement of public resources” unfortunately UNDER YOUR WATCH your excellence and all you do is to talk about no action. Talk is cheap.

  12. All of us know that the President had to say such words on Anti-corruption day because he would be misconstrued as supporting the vice if he had not said anything in commemoration of the day

    • Why does the head of state have to pronounce such resolutions only at swearing in ceremonies? When it’s other institutions like Fic and auditor general’s report, it’s Nfwiti-mfwiti! Does he expect to fight the vice single handedly?

  13. The best lungu can do is to keep quiet,and please ba lungu let’s just sale the country and we share the money same we pay the world Bank and IMF because we know nothing will change even if u ,u are a colprits

  14. Don’t blame him, Blame yourselves as Zambians. Ni mambala, so he is doing what he is supposed to, its those 51% fuul.s who are to blame.
    The question is, are they going to give him another chance? Maybe, why not? They are benefiting.

  15. It’s clear that Edgar has taken us for dunderheads. Who does he think we are? We haven’t forgotten how he behaved when his close associate Chitotela was arrested and the comments he made about ACC. We are still waiting to be told how much his friend paid for the 80 black lechwes, but we know how much has been made in safari hunting holidays that were advertised in the US. This is what is causing despondence in the nation and not his imaginary foreign forces.

  16. Iwe’ J0N4, you are even terrified to put Brute [email protected]!zar in his place, & sack him coz will box you, & break your drunken jaw hence despite his thousands of misdemeanors, you’ve failed to act, & descipline the Brute.
    So what makes you think we shall believe lies you will act against Corruption?
    ANYWAY WHY NOT FIRE & ARREST YOURSELF, AS YOU ARE THE ZAMBIAN ALPHA AND OMEGA OF GRAND THEFT & CORRUPTION!!

  17. This clown must stop insulting our intelligence and treating us like we are his children. He reeks of corruption himself, corruption is manufactured in State House. Who does he want to fool. You day of reckoning will sure come mate! He has lost all credibility and respect as a leader. Fire engines sage was a “collective” scheme by the entire cabinet to steal from the people of Zambia. That were we should start to sort out all the culprits and you are the head! Mukobeko is calling!No mercy on these thieves.

  18. ECL is a Professor of sweet talk and our people love it!
    He’s got a doctorate in diversion of public attention!
    What a genius!

  19. That’s is well said Your Excellence. Looking at the current infrastructure development one can only imagine that If all the resources, most importantly (Funds), did not end in people’s pockets through corruption, our motherland would have seen a greater than the development that we are currently witnessing. I am sure the greatest persons to fight corruption are the Zambian people themselves. We can help root out that evil through a change in mindset than perpetrating the same. We as Zambians know corruption and its evils only when it is THE OTHERS that have committed it than ourselves. We can change and refocus more of those resources on the general good of mother Zambia. Let us promote goodness both in ourselves and others.

  20. Never heard a leader speak helplessly about corruption while in the midst of it, may be an indication of psychiatric illness.

  21. Corruption is a chorus ,it is repeated several times. Threats after threat. My friend had a dog and it used to bark. But never used to bite. Thieves knew that that dog would not bit, so the had to steal his chickens.

  22. Too many Zambians are corrupt. The problem is bigger than the president. How are nations like Namibia and former war torn ones like Angola richer than Zambia? There are crooks in most of your families. Look at how Mwaiseni and ZCBC was structured, crooks were every where.

  23. Starting with who? Not me please, leave me for last as I am the least corrupt in Zambia. So start with the most corrupt without fear or favour.

  24. It’s not embezzlement of public funds if you receive bribes for contracts or even “donations from well wishers to you or your party. In this definition of corruption you are innocent, but are you really?

  25. Our Kateka is not serious about helping our Bank of Zambia and MOF to stabilize our Kwacha and economy! Eat time he speaks, he sends more uncertainty into the economy and that is what messes up our currency! Him keeping quiet for once is best for our economy! Neglect the economy at your own political peril!

  26. From the list of likes and dislikes I an tell our president has lost popularity. If he wins then the vote is stolen in 2021, no Zambian in their rightful mind would vote for these people

  27. Atase, the grand patron of corruption himself oozing the scourge from all poles and stinking us all with the vile stench of the vice making such a statement, this kind of kulimonesha ta is rotten and stinks to the very high heavens above. Ala Chagwa Sakalanyongo munee please uleke ubunyanyenye ne fishushi fya misango iyu!

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