ACC’s inertia baffles Bishop Mambo

Fri, 25 Jan 2013 09:37:13 +0000

Bishop John Mambo has demanded for an explanation from the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) why it is delaying completing the investigations in which Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba is allegedly accused of receiving kickbacks from Trafigura an oil marketing company that has been awarded a tender to procure and deliver fuel to government.

Commenting on the delay and stalling of the investigations, Bishop Mambo said that it was shocking to see how ACC was behaving over the matter after informing the nation about the corruption allegations in the procurement of oil where Mr. Kabimba was allegedly mentioned.

He said that it was not right for the institution to delay the matter which had attracted public interest, adding that the only credible way of doing things was to abide by the law.

“Firstly I would like to see that ACC behaves in a professional manner unlike the way things have turned out to be. Because when you look at what the people are saying today over the way they handled the investigations, their credibility is highly questioned. They announced that they were investigating two ministers but again it will be unholy for them to keep people out of the picture when the matter was brought into public discourse by them,” he said.

Bishop Mambo said that corruption was a dangerous cancer that needed to be uprooted in the governance system of the nation, adding that the revelations by ACC that they were still investigating the matter involving the minister was shocking and disturbing.

“I therefore demand that the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) inform the nation what the findings are in both matters involving the ministers rather than keeping the people of Zambia away from the matter. This issue was brought into public by them and the Minister of Justice so we want to know how far the matter has gone.”

Last year the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) revealed that they were investigating Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba on corruption allegations in the awarding of a contract to Trafigura to supply oil to Zambia after receiving kick backs.

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