ACC does not work like that

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Dear Ed­i­tor,

LOOK, the fact that you have a prej­u­diced and spite­ful opin­ion of the Pres­i­dent al­ready proves that your un­der­stand­ing of gov­er­nance is skewed.

How does the ACC just stand up and start in­ves­ti­gat­ing Home Af­fairs Min­is­ter Stephen Kampy­ongo based on pub­li­ca­tions by the Mast news­pa­per and other so­cial me­dia out­lets? Levy Mwanawasa and his Nchito hye­nas were ad­vised by the late DPP Muke­labai Muke­labai that the cases they wanted to pur­sue lacked strong ev­i­dence and merit.

What hap­pened $100m and 8 years later?? AB­SO­LUTE RUB­BISH!!!

No mean­ing­ful con­vic­tions!!! So your tantrums and malev­o­lent ap­proach will yield noth­ing, just an­other waste of na­tional re­sources and con­fu­sion for our fu­ture gen­er­a­tions. Do more re­search be­fore you com­ment!!!

And how will the per­pet­ual lift­ing of pre­vi­ous pres­i­dents’ im­mu­nity help fu­ture gen­er­a­tions in the fight against cor­rup­tion?

It will be a re­cur­ring theme that will have no end.

Even if Hakainde Hichilema came to power, those that suc­ceed him will do the same!!!

Each group that comes to power will dupe the pop­u­la­tion by go­ing af­ter their pre­de­ces­sors and claim they are fight­ing cor­rup­tion.

What we need is to strengthen our in­sti­tu­tions…not per­son­alise the process by us­ing power to tar­get and fix those we don’t like.

In­de­pen­dent in­sti­tu­tions rooted in our con­sti­tu­tion is what will win us and our chil­dren the cor­rup­tion fight.

No, No. The USA and Europe, the old­est ex­am­ples of democ­racy don’t do that.

That’s why USA has or­gan­i­sa­tions like FBI which has spe­cially trained per­son­nel to com­bat cor­rup­tion.

Wasn’t it the FBI who suc­cess­fully in­ves­ti­gated the repub­li­cans dur­ing Water­gate and re­sulted in the res­ig­na­tion of Richard Nixon?

I don’t re­mem­ber the next Demo­crat pres­i­dent, Jimmy Carter lift­ing Nixon’s im­mu­nity be­cause he didn’t need to.

They had the nec­es­sary and ef­fec­tive in­sti­tu­tions to do that.

Mau­rice Kabondo

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