Statement On Opposition Attempt To Alarm The Nation

June 11, 2019

We, a consortium of political parties and non-governmental organizations, are appalled by some opposition political party leaders and the so-called human rights activists’ continued attempt to alarm the nation on corruption allegations contained in the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) report.

We have noted that the said opposition political parties and non-governmental organizations, in an alliance with some media outlets hostile to Government, have blown corruption allegations contained in the FIC report out of proportion in a usual futile attempt to gain cheap political mileage.

More so, it is abundantly clear that these disgruntled elements that are peddling corruption allegations against Government officials are sheer hypocrites.

However, President Edgar Lungu has demonstrated political will to fight corruption whenever it rears its ugly head.

It’s the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) and the Police’s mandate to prosecute anyone suspected to be involved in corruption activities, and not the Republican President.

We know that the opposition political parties’ wild accusations of the Republican President and other Government officials’ involvement in corruption allegations is a calculated move to sow seeds of discontent among Zambians, and erode their confidence in President Lungu and his Government.

We expect the opposition political parties to refrain from making corruption allegations that hold the potential to fuel speculation and erode the investors’ confidence, but instead focus their time and energies sharing their vision on how they intend to govern the country once given a chance.

 

 

 

Issued by:

 

 

1.      ZAMBIAN DNA

 

2.      MEDIA ELECTION MONITORING PROJECT (MEMP)

 

 

 

3.      MOVEMENT FOR ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT AND DEMOCRACY(MEED)

 

4.      NETWORK FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AGAINST VIOLENCE

 

5.      BATTLE CRY ZAMBIA

 

6.      NEW CONGRESS PARTY (NCP)

 

7.      CITIZENS DEMOCRATIC PARTY (CDP)

 

8.      ZAMBIA REPUBLICAN PARTY (ZRP)