DPP cautions political parties on funding
Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Mutembo Nchito has cautioned political parties to ensure that funding of their political systems is free from corruption.
Mr. Nchito says former government leaders are being investigated for corrupt practices resulting from corruption within the political system of a party.
He says serving government leaders should learn from the mistakes of the previous government leaders that it is wrong for them to source for party funding when instead the money is going in individual pockets.
Mr. Nchito stressed that government officials should realize that it is a responsibility of the party to source for political funding and not government members.
He was speaking in Lusaka during the patriotic front and civil society dialogue meeting.
Mr. Nchito says there is need to deal with political corruption; if not, all efforts to fight corruption would be futile.
And Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) Executive Director Goodwell Lungu has advised the Patriotic Front government to avoid being arrogant stating that it was the reason that led to the election loss of the movement for multi-party democracy.
Mr. Lungu says there should be more consultation by President Michael Sata before making constitutional appointments .