Kambwili says Zambia’s coronavirus donations are not in safe hands

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Under graft probe

National Democratic Congress (NDC) leader Chisimba Kambwili has expressed concern over the coronavirus donations which the government is receiving, saying it is being entrusted in dirty hands.

Kambwili says the Minister of Health Dr Chitalu Chilufya has corruption allegations hanging around his neck, but he is the one receiving the donations on the government’s behalf.

He charges that it is not safe for donations to be entrusted to someone who stands accused of deeping hands in the honey jar.

The NDC leader implies that the Minister of Finance had an altercation in one of the meetings over donations the two ministries are receiving from well-wisherson behalf of the state.

In a lengthy statement posted on his Facebook page, Kambwili urged President Edgar Lungu to explain what is really going on, regarding the donations and the two ministers’ ‘altercation’.

Meanwhile, the government is on record claiming that all the donations are in safe hands and being put to good use.

Apparently, Chilufya was recently summoned and interviewed by the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) in relation to allegations of being in possession of property reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime.

Responding to media inquiries, ACC Acting Public Relations Officer Dorothy Mwanza confirmed in a statement that they summoned Chilufya.

“The Commission wishes to confirm that the Minister of Health Honourable Chitalu Chilufya was summoned and interviewed by the Commission on 20th February, 2020.

“This is in relation to allegations of being in possession of property reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime, “ she said.

She added that the probe on the Minister is still going on.

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