THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) says investigations involving former Ministry of Health permanent secretary in charge of administration Mulalelo Kakulubelwa will be concluded at the quickest possible time.
On Thursday, Transparency International Zambia asked the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to expedite their investigations into Mulalelo’s case in order not to be seen to be delaying the process unnecessarily.
But responding to a query, ACC public manager Timothy Moono reiterated the commission’s commitment to diligently pursue the case to its logical conclusion and in the quickest possible time.
“I would like to inform you that the Anti-Corruption Commission has taken note of the concerns raised by Transparency International Zambia (TIZ), urging the Commission to expedite the process of investigating the former Health Permanent Secretary Ms. Mulalelo. I wish to inform you that the Commission attaches greater importance to all investigations, this one inclusive. Therefore, the Commission would like to reiterate the commitment to diligently pursue this case to its logical conclusion and in the quickest possible time. On the other hand, like we indicated in a press statement, the Commission will in due course transmit the case file to National Prosecutions Authority (NPA) for further action,” stated Moono.
In his remarks, Nyambe had said the seriousness of the Honeybee matter over which the former PS was being investigated demanded that the case be dealt with expeditiously and comprehensively.
“We urge the ACC to expedite their process of investigating the former MoH PS in order not to be seen to be delaying the process unnecessarily. The seriousness of the Honeybee matter over which the former PS is being investigated demands that the case be dealt with expeditiously and comprehensively. If the case is solid enough to go be prosecuted, then that should be done expeditiously in order for justice to be assured in this matter. We have not forgotten that in the case of the former Minister of Community Development Ms (Emerine) Kabanshi, the process seemed to have been undertaken with flawless efficiency and our hope is that we will see the same speed and efficiency in this particular matter,” said Nyambe.