Power and Politics

Leadership Movement likens corruption fight under Hichilema to a ‘massage parlour’


The Leadership Movement Party says government has turned corruption into a ‘massage parlour’ using the Forfeiture of Proceeds Crime Act of 2010.

Party Secretary-General, Jairos Ngoma, said the law which was under the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) was now only encouraging people to steal knowing that they would not be jailed.

Addressing a media briefing in Lusaka on Saturday, Ngoma said a number of people who committed crimes of corruption are walking away scot-free under President Hakainde Hichilema’s administration.

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He cited the recent case in which former Konkola Copper Mine Liquidator, Milingo Lungu, paid back a sum of US$24 million, the Faith Musonda saga among others as cases which should have seen them behind bars.

“The fight should be attacked with different measures such as 37 years imprisonment with hard labour. It should also start with the President declaring his assets to encourage his Ministers to do so,” Ngoma said.

He said currently the fight against corruption is futile because the Head of State had refused to declare his assets and this had left Zambians wondering how much he had before taking up the Presidency and after.

Ngoma stated that Hichilema declaring assets would show transparency and encourage accountability in the manner national resources were being managed by those entrusted with power.

He also called on the President and his administration to keep Zambians busy through job creation and increased production in the agriculture sector as it was one of the ways to keep people away from engaging in corruption activities.

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