THE conviction of former finance minister Katele Kalumba, former permanent secretary Stella Chibanda, Access Finance Services Limited directors Aaron Chungu and Faustine Kabwe, is a delayed but welcome development. If there is any lesson that those who play around with public funds should learn from this is that it’s not possible for everybody to get away. Some of the people that were conspirators and co-actors with these who have been convicted are free today whilst Katele Kalumba and others are starting a very different 2023. There is a saying which is found in many languages in our country. In Eastern Province, they say mulandu siuwola (a crime never rots). Katele and his co-accused played hide and seek with the law…...

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