Wednesday, July 24, 2024

The New Dawn Government’s Fight Against Corruption has Gone Down the Drain-Fred M’membe

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President of the Socialist Party Fred M’membe has charged that the New Dawn Government’s fight against corruption has clearly gone down the drain.

In a post on his Facebook page, Dr. M’membe rhetorically questioned why the United Party for National Development (UPND) government has failed to explain why it single-sourced Maurice Jangulo’s Alpha Commodities to supply 37,000 tonnes of fertilizers at $1,407 per tonne while the general market price is $1,000 per tonne, stealing an additional $15.059 million from the Zambian people in super-profits.

Dr. M’membe further said that Nitrogen Chemicals of Zambia (NCZ) was given to supply 13,000 tonnes of fertilizers at $1,000 per tonne.

Dr. M’membe alleged that Mr. Jangulo’s Alpha Commodities was given the contract despite not having stocks of fertilizers, and instead started going around trying to source the commodity from his competitors whom Mr.Jangulo had discredited in an audit he had initiated and influenced.

Dr. M’membe challenged the New Dawn Government to explain why Mr.Jangulo was allowed to control, direct, manipulate and falsify a fertilizer audit under its supervision and control.

“This is pure corruption that this government and the state agencies – ACC, DEC, and the police – under its control have failed to deal with. Why?

“Our simple and only explanation is that Jangulo is too close to the key leadership of this government to be touched.

“He is their partner – he works and eats with them. Clearly, this government’s fight against corruption has gone down the drain, ” Dr. M’membe concluded.

24 COMMENTS

  1. If you can’t beat them, join them. New dark government has joined them so it cannot investigate any other cases

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  2. First things first, is Mr Jangulo an auditor? Is Fred M’membe questioning the Auditor-General’s independence such that it had to hire Mr Jangulo to audit his competitors? Sorry, Fred M’membe on this one I’m not going along with you. On the contract price, there’s cause for concern there. I agree that something does not look right.

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  3. Fred you can wear an Army fatigue hat and have Portrait of Fidel Castrol in your office that dont make you a socialist …socialism is an ideology its not a fashion your past profile does not reflect that…just look at how you ran The Post Newspaper.

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  4. Knowing Fred M’membe from the yester years, I can bet on him that he has the correct data. Fred would not just come out and talk if he had no solid evidence. We are not talking about Sean Tembo who just yap and yap for “shosho medja”. This is a man who run a paper that dug out most of the corrupt things in the past and I believe he still has the ropes.

    If ACC and DEC and the so called investigative wings have balls, let them summon Fred for data and let the this government show us that they are serious about corruption. Fighting past leaders who have no state protection, while necessary does not prove anything about the corruption crusade. Anybody can wage a corruption crusade against his past enemies

    True test of corruption crusade is the one against your own and this case is a…

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  5. True test of corruption crusade is the one against your own and this case is a litmus test for HH and his fellow under 5s. Prove yourselves in the battle field.

    The battle field full of your own helping themselves to the gravy train left right and centre. That is what HH need to do to prove to us that he is serious about corruption. It can’t just be about fighting 2015 cases. Deal with the rot in your midst right now and that is true fight against corruption.

    I rest my case. I’m with Fred here.

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  6. Kikikikikikijukija Hehehehehehe nkunkunkunkyu hahahahahaha kwekwekwekwe kwikwikwikwikwi!

    Mmembe, who told you they have shown even a trace of willingness to fight corruption. A well known corrupt individual cannot drive the anticorruption agenda.
    Which down the drain when they were not even flowing.

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  7. One thing that I have observed is that those who ate with PF didn’t see anything wrong. Those who didn’t eat with PF saw everything wrong. Now people like Jangulo whatever this means have replaced the Findleys and now don’t see anything wrong. At one meuseum there’s a mirror with a heading on top THIS IS THE MOST DANGEROUS ANIMAL ON EARTH… YOU GET CLOSER SO THAT YOU CAN SEE THAT ANIMAL, ALAS ALL YOU SEE IS YOUR REFLECTION. THAT’S WHAT WE ARE. We support Political parties for different benefits.

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  8. Chanda – What Fred is talking about is general information that can be freely obtained form respective ministries or Tender Office…I am surprised that the gvt has not fully answered this question.

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  9. Hh is the biggest white collar crook in history. Upto now he has refused and failed to answer how he got rich

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  10. MINISTERS GETTING LOW INTEREST LOANS MEANT FOR THE POOR CSs. MINISTER AWARDS ONSELF AUDITING CONTRACT. ZESCO, KCM, INDENI BASAMPWISHA. FUEL DROPPED PRICE FROM PF’s HIGHEST K17 TO THEIR LOWEST K22. DEC, ACC, FIC ALL IN STATE HOUSE BUT NO RESULTS. 2.8 LIES TOLD TO THE 2.8.

    LET US JUST ENJOY IT HAS NEVER BEEN THIS BETTER.

  11. If this is true, then it’s very disappointing. There should be no sacred cows when it comes to fighting corruption. The investigative wings should immediately swing into action and come to the bottom of this. And then they should publicly inform the Zambian people their findings. Get serious UPND. Zambians are still giving you the benefit of a doubt, and still believe that you’re serious when you talk about fighting corruption, even within your own ranks. But if you continue entertaining corruption, we’ll have no choice but to start calling you a bunch of thieves too. Prove that you’re good guys and not villains.

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  12. #17 The Patriot.. Which investigative wings? These agencies lost credibility more than fifty years ago. They may see a wrong and recognize it as a wrong but they will weigh whether it’s agreeable with the authorities or not. The control of these agencies by the party in Government is not direct but is by instinct based on past experiences,such as one being fired for doing the right thing.

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  13. Says the dum-dum whose role model is Fidel Castrol. Ubupuba ba Mmembe. Stick to printing newspapers.

  14. I’ve never dreamt for a better Zambia under the New Down govt. Plot One tenant was and is the chief architect of corruption together with his cohort Valentine Chitalu during privatization. Come on Zambia wake up!! At this rate ECL and his minions will be viewed as angels when we draw comparisons after 5 year reign of Bally.

  15. Fred gay membe: is it the new dawn down the drain or you wanted to say “The Post Newspaper” went down the drain?

  16. Ba Lusaka Times What’s wrong with your like and dislike buttons a number of us can’t use it. Let’s hope you are not rigging.

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