United Party National Development has echoed calls by Transparency International Zambia that Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya should step down and pave way for investigations of alleged proceeds of crime. UPND Deputy Spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa says the integrity of the Anti-Corruption Commission is at stake for not taking issues of corruption Seriously.
Rainbow Party Leader Wynter Kabimba has described the ongoing investigations against Health Minister, Chitalu Chilufya by the anti-corruption commission on alleged corruption charges as a mockery to the people of Zambia. Mr Kabimba has doubted the genuineness of the investigations saying most investigations against those in government do not yield the expected results.
In an interview with Phoenix News, Mr Kabimba has however suggested that Dr. Chilufya steps down to facilitate for smooth investigation of the corrupt allegations levels against him.
He said this in reaction to revelations by the anti-corruption commission last week that it had commenced investigations against Dr. Chitalu Chilufya on corruption allegations of being in possession of property suspected to be proceeds of crime.
He made the remarks at a media briefing in Lusaka. The Anti-Corruption Commission has disclosed instituting investigations over alleged proceeds of crime against Dr Chilufya.
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The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has said that it is targeting to register 9 million voters ahead of the 2021 general elections.
Speaking on ZNBC’s Sunday Interview, ECZ Chief Electoral Officer, Patrick Nshindano said that a new voter’ register will be used in the forthcoming general elections, adding that the Commission will start the countrywide registration of eligible voters in May this year. Read more