Lungu has failed to fight corruption – Mweetwa

By Staff Reporter

Choma Central Member of Parliament Cornelius Mweetwa says President Edgar Lungu has failed to fight corruption as his government lacks political will.

Speaking on Prime TV’s Oxygen of Democracy program on Accountability of Public Funds, Mweetwa said corruption was now a cancer, and needed a serious leadership to address it.

He said 2018 had been a scandalous year and represents the worst in the history of Zambia’s governance on corruption.

“The country recorded the most misappropriation of funds such as the purchase of a Jet at over US$160 million when the actual price is US$67 million, the Anti-Corruption Commission of today is timid,” said Mweetwa.

And in reference to the Ubomba mwibala alya mwibala and the recent statements where President Lungu suggesting that in every 10 bemba speaking people, six were thieves.

 

Mweetwa appealed to President Lungu not to be reckless in his talk as whatever he says as the Head of State was taken seriously.