Zambian Watchdog

It’s standard practice for ACC to inform president on investigations- Sakeni

December 11
19:55 2012

Government says there is need for the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) to inform Republican President Michael Sata of investigations against senior government officials to enable administrative action to be considered.

In a press statement to ZANIS, Chief Government Spokesperson Kennedy Sakeni emphasized that in any civilized society, it is a standard practice for the president to be informed of investigations against senior government officials.

Mr Sakeni who is also Minister of Information added that he is disappointed that Law Association of Zambia President James Banda chose to comment on immigration matters which are currently in the courts of law.

He described Mr Banda’s comment on recent deportations as a calculated attempt to influence the outcome of the court cases in question.

Mr Sakeni held that although government is aware of the LAZ President’s contempt of the judiciary, it does not want to be drawn into discussing matters that are before courts because of the high regard the executive has for the due process of the law and justice delivery system in the country.

He said government is aware that LAZ will be holding elections in April next year and there is a temptation for those in various offices within LAZ to want to appear to be working adding that government does not want to be part of the electioneering.

Earlier today, LAZ issued a press statement in which they highlighted issues on corruption and recent deportations.


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