PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu should redefine the fight against corruption and correct the mockery of justice which was perpetrated by a clique of individuals whose agenda was to fix perceived enemies, Sunday Chanda has said.
Mr Chanda who is Patriotic Front (PF) media team member said the fight against corruption had unfortunately evolved into business where those championing the crusade became the major beneficiaries to the proceeds of crime.
Mr Chanda told the Sunday Nation yesterday that the fight against corruption swallowed more than what Zambians sought to recover and that it was important that President Lungu should consider investigating the people involved in the previous corruption fight.
He said the Head of State should redefine the fight against corruption from being rhetoric to results-based actions rather than being an instrument of retribution against citizens.
“The fight against corruption has unfortunately evolved into a business where the fighters against the vice became the major beneficiaries of the so-called proceeds of crime.
President Lungu should make should redefine the fight against corruption from being mere rhetoric to results-based actions.
Zambians know that the so-called fight against corruption was nothing but a tool to fix perceived political opponents, creating a clique of new millionaires while Zambians remain poor.
As a matter of sanity, Zambians must begin demanding the investigation of those involved in previous fight against corruption especially the so-called high profile corruption cases,” Mr Canda said.
He said President Lungu should run his government on the principle of the rule of law and not of men and should not listen to those whose intention was to make the Head of State pay lip service to the fight against the scourge.
Mr Chanda said President Lungu should ensure that institutions of governance operate independently and with integrity in ensuring that what was owed to Zambians was paid back.
He stated that Zambians were expecting President Lungu to correct the mockery of justice which had in the past characterized the fight against corruption.
Mr Chanda said the Head of State must be allowed to crack the whip and should ensure that those who turned the fight against corruption into their personal business where they accumulated wealth which they were using to propagate hate messages against Government were brought before the law.