GOVERNMENT officials have complained that police have failed to deal with continued leak of important and classified Government correspondence and documents.
They said the latest case of document leak was that of the letter written by Minister of Finance Alexander Chikwanda to President Edgar Lungu in which he expressed his concerns about matters pertaining to operations of Zesco.
The officials said the document was stolen and given to a named media house, which is not authorised to handle such documents.
A few months ago, a copy of the draft Constitution was leaked from the Ministry of Justice and to date nothing has been done to stop the unholy practice.
Many other documents in various Government departments have landed in the hands of unauthorized individuals and institutions and members of the public have been calling on the police to curb the vice.
Police spokesperson Charity Chanda could not comment on the matter but asked to be given enough time to research and promised to get back, which she did not.
Ministry of Home Affairs spokesperson Moses Suwali said his ministry has not done anything about the leaked documents because it has not received complaints from the affected line ministries.
He said the Ministry of Home Affairs could not commence investigations on matters which have not been brought to the attention of the police.
“There is procedure; we don’t just start investigations anyhow. There should be a complainant that’s when we can commence investigations,” Mr Suwali said.
He said the Ministry of Home Affairs was prepared to investigate the leakage of Mr Chikwanda’s letter to President Lungu if the Ministry of Finance lodged its complaint with the police.
He warned that people who would be found wanting would be arrested and prosecuted.
Mr Suwali advised people to desist from leaking classified documents because it was a serious offence under the Zambian laws.