President Edgar Lungu says those who claim to fight corruption should not be selective in their approach.
President Lungu says corruption should be fought regardless of where it is being perpetrated.
The President wondered why those who claim to fight corruption have not raised an alarm on councils that are building markets seven times the price of building one.
The head of state said this after he was informed that that in Ndola Central and Mpulungu constituencies, councils want government to build a market shelter at a cost of over 16 million Kwacha when the same can be done at a cost of 2 Million kwacha, like in Chifubu constituency.
In response, President Lungu said such are the issues that those who are involved in the fight against corruption should help government to deal with.
He said it does not help to target few individuals when suspected corruption is happening in other sectors.
President Lungu said corruption is bad because it makes government spend more when it can spend less and channel resources to other things.
And Livestock Minister Nkandu Luo said government should take a position to give contracts to the Zambia Army and Zambia National Service.
Professor Luo said the Zambia National Service has built a market shelter in Munali constituency at a far less price than what private companies are demanding in other parts of the country.
The President was impressed with Chifubu Constituency Member of Parliament Frank Ng’ambi for coming up with an initiative to build the market shelter.
President Lungu took time to wave at the jubilant residents.