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Suspend, Arrest & Prosecute Culprits In Auditor General Report – Antonio Mwanza

Opposition FDD spokesperson Antonio Mwanza says public officers cited in the Auditor General’s report for abuse of national resources must be subjected to the due process of the law.

Mwanza says comments by Public Services Commission chairperson Dickson Chasaya that those who misappropriated public funds will not be prosecuted were shocking.

“We are deeply disappointed that a man who has been charged with the responsibility of ensuring accountability, transparency and integrity in the civil service is actually the one in the fore front of tolerating and encouraging abuse of public resources,” he states.

“As FDD, we demand for the immeadiate suspension, arrest and prosecution of all public officers that have been cited in the Auditor General’s report.”

READ ANTONIO MWANZA’S FULL STATEMENT

We are shocked with the sentiments of the Chairperson of the Public Service Commission, Mr Dickson Chasaya that government will not arrest and prosecute civil servants who have stolen public resources but will instead endeavour to recover all monies misappropriated from erring officers as cited in the Auditor General’s report through salary deductions.

We are deeply disappointed that a man who has been charged with the responsibility of ensuring accountability, transparency and integrity in the civil service is actually the one in the fore front of tolerating and encouraging abuse of public resources. How on God’s earth can a thief be allowed to continue serving in office when he has been found wanting?

Mr Chasaya ought to know that Article 250 of the Republican Constitution as well as the Public Finance Act and other written law clearly stipulates that thieves must be arrested and prosecuted for theft and abuse of public funds.

As FDD, we demand for the immeadiate suspension, arrest and prosecution of all public officers that have been cited in the Auditor General’s report. We cannot allow the wanton abuse and theft of public resources to continue unabated when our country is under serious fiscal stress. The money that is being misappropriated by those criminals could go a long way in ensuring improved service delivery and alleviation of poverty.

It is this laizzer faire attitude towards corruption and abuse of public resources by those that have been charged with the responsibility of safeguarding our national coffers that is encouraging corruption and wanton abuse of public resources.

We want all those erring officers suspended, arrested and prosecuted so that they can serve as a deterrent to others who are in the habit of embezzling public funds.

Issued by Antonio Mwanza, FDD Deputy National Secretary and Party Spokesperson.

18 Comments

  1. Real man

    Well spoken Mr Mwanza if teachers were fired who are they? if left scot free they will continue stealing and teach others. Pliz arrest them

  2. Paul M

    What yu have done to teachers, let be be done to others.

  3. Paul M

    What yu have done to teachers, let be be done to others as well.

  4. Hotness

    Well elaborated,all erring officers must face the Ruth of the law including ministers who remained in office after the dissolution of Parliament.

  5. The One

    Comment

  6. The One

    It Means Laws Are Not Workng,why Keep On Salary Be Serious

  7. patrick musenge

    Mr chasaya wasnt wrong over what he said, surelly this Isnt the first time the report alhave been issued and found misappriopriation of funds .On many occassion pipo hehind this are named but no action is ever taken.Goverment must start arrestin these pipo if found wanted

  8. MUBITA

    Year in year out we hear of these criminals.But the Investigative wings have always done nothing because they are compromised. Their independence stands with people who are not in good boots with those in power, Because of lack of morality in our institutions of governance ,you will find that CADRES together with institutiono are involved in State Capture.

  9. kambwili

    Zambians must wake up. You are too idle. When Rupiah flew around, we talked but this man from Chawama who is never in the country moves around nobody is talking. Look at pictures of Lungu as an MP can didate in Chawama in 2.001and look at him today, awe nabadamba. It’s from rags to riches with Esther Lungu nemyona nge chinkuli cha fwaka. Stop these fools from wasting our money. We have ministers to represent him or ambassadors why always on move chimbwi.

    • Gaa

      Iwe chikala, itole lwobe ngatwalisala tawakaliteke panshi waumfwa. You will find it necessary making contacts to the outside world.

  10. Jose

    to start with minister’s. in zambia corruption & stealing is source of living.

  11. Tayan

    U hv spoken well Mr mwanza

  12. Rich Dude

    Kikikiki. I now haveseven million kwacha in my secret bank account from working only three years in the ministry of finance. And they will never catch me, the useless ACC has been paid their share! Suffer you fools, you should have joined PF like I did!

  13. Konks

    What’s the use of auditing then? Umulandu taubola follow them even after years

  14. Litunga

    ZAMBIAN WAKE UP…….. MOST ZAMBIAN WE ARE FOOLS…. TRUE…… ONE CHICKEN CAN’T STOP OTHERS TO FEED…… KULYANGANA

  15. Litunga

    No one knows tomorrow ……THE LEADERS WE HAVE ARE TOO EVNY………. AND SELFISH…..
    MUTOKOMELE

  16. Chengo

    Really this has to stop…people don’t think (us) the public we shall just watch you misuse our resources. If you could kick out important people ngabo bakabwalala mwalabafililwa insh????? Ati rule of law!!!!! Imwee muleleka umusamwe.

  17. Chitojoe

    Zambia

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