CORRUPTION: Allegations against public officials should lead to automatic suspension pending probe results- HH

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The United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema says any allegations against any government official should result in their suspension pending completion of investigations.

The UPND leader bemoans the scourge of corruption in the country, saying it has greatly impacted Zambia and the standards of living of many citizens.

Hichilema notes that leaders have enriched themselves at the expense of impoverished citizens while they pretend to be God fearing.

He maintains that he and his party have a plan to eradicate corruption and they would like to have an open conversation with all Zambians about it.

“The say the fish rots from the head and as President, I will set the necessary example.

“We are determined to eradicate corruption and we are open to hearing more from you on what you expect us to do, in addition to this overview of our plans on the matter,” he says.

Hichilema adds that the law is blind and under his administration it will deal with everyone in the same manner, without fear or favour.

“We’ll ensure that in addition to an independent Ombudsman and investigative wings, we will strengthen the judicial arm of government for better governance, transparency and effectiveness. The effectiveness of these institutions will be a major deterrent for future corruption.”

He says an opportunity for amnesty under special circumstances, will be given to those who come forward, pay back what they stole and provide detailed information of how they did it and other information.

According to him, this will help strengthen oversight and monitoring.

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2 Responses to CORRUPTION: Allegations against public officials should lead to automatic suspension pending probe results- HH

  1. I’m sure you were going to ignore GBMs gender violence if he were still your Veepee. So stop lying. All you politicians are the same

    Journalist in exile
    May 10, 2020 at 8:35 pm
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  2. I’m sure you were going to ignore GBMs gender violence if he were still your Veepee. So stop lying. All you politicians are the same. Even the friends you keep can define you

    Journalist in exile
    May 10, 2020 at 8:37 pm
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