The Law of equity and justice demands that, those armed with the responsibility to investigate and prosecute wrongs must first of all be blameless of the very ills they seek to eliminate.
I have put a very simple and noble challenge to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and by consequence, to all other investigative wings.The people occupying these important offices are not immune from probe. If they’re to be taken seriously by anyone, they must prove to themselves and to those whom they serve – as per mandate from the Constitution- that they are themselves principled.
The ACC called upon me to “help” them with information as per statement I made in Parliament. Let me hasten to state that, unless some senses are missing in me, I have no time to submit any information to the same institution that is dirty, that mires in ills. Some ask; what then is the way forward? Of course, if I don’t do anything about it, I would be as guilty as this institution for doing nothing when I, just like many, know how discredited this ACC is. Therefore, I shall be making a proposition when Parliament opens for an abolishment of ACC entirely because in it’s current state, this institution serves itself and not the people of Zambia.
I have seen a statement that seek to damage my reasoning from the ACC. I have no better response than to ask them to go further with the same energy, to request a lifestyle audit of ALL officers working at this institution. They are scared to undergo this excercise to ascertain what they own and how they acquired such. It must tell Zambians something.
They are wolves in sheep skin. No amount of arrogance will serve them from the blame they carry on their shoulders and faces every day.At best ACC is a corrupt institution. At worst, it runs like a private profit making enterprise that is only available for hire by a party that is in power. In the last regard, ACC only persues “suspects” from a former ruling party. Ironically, it loses sight from the ills of those in the ruling party or it’s allies. Is this how a reputable institution must operate? Certainly not.
I dare say – and am certain that many people here and abroad agree with me that – ACC needs to be eliminated because it is poisonous and is dividing this country.