Corruption fight disappoints ADD

Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:48:00 +0000

The fight against corruption by the PF government’s one year in office has been a disaster, saysAlliancefor Development and Democracy (ADD) president Charles Milupi.

Mr Milupi said that President Sata’s performance in the graft was and the provision of good and sustainable leadership had been highly compromised as a result of failure to respect and promote the rule of law.

He also said that the war which the PF government has waged against opposition political parties was an assault on democratic governance.

“The fight against corruption still has a long way to go because under the PF government we see no proper programme and commitment in this fight. We have heard about the worst forms of corruption in this government involving ministers but little has been done,” he said

He said that the PF government would lose the people’s confidence if it did not create hope and opportunities for the people.

Mr. Milupi who initially supported President Sata’s fight against corruption said that Zambians have seen many failures and challenges under the PF government because it seemed targeted only at those with divergent views.

He said the PF government lacked political will to fight corruption and efforts to have a meaningful constitutional review process which would represent the desires of the people.

He also expressed concern over lack of action on the  numerous Commissions of Inquiries set up by the president investigate perceived wrong doings by former leaders.

Mr. Milupi said it was shocking that the PF regime had failed to act with the same speed and zeal to the recommendations citing the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA), the Oil Procurement and the National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA).

He said that these commissions set up by President Sata were a sheer waste time and tax payers’ money.

“There is need for the PF government to timely demonstrate visible and tangible action on its recommendations in order to instill total confidence in its leadership. For now the PF have totally swallowed its own vomits on many commitments made to the people ofZambia,” he said.

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