Dangote Industries Zambia Limited (DIZ) has welcomed Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda’s move to report allegations of attempted bribery against one of its employees to the Anti Corruption Commission.
Dangote Chief Executive for East and Southern Africa, Albert Corcos in a statement made available to QFM News says the ACC is the rightful body to investigate all alleged acts of corruption.
Mr Corcos says Dangote Industries Zambia through its lawyers,Theotis, Mataka and Sampa Legal Practitioners reserves the rights on this matter and remain resolute in denying the allegations by Mr Shamenda.
He says Dangote is one of the most diversified conglomerates in Africa with a hard earned reputation of excellent business practice and products.
Mr Corcos says the company will not allow what he has described as mischievous reports to tarnish its reputation and good standing in Zambia and indeed on the continent.
He stresses that Dangote has the strongest support for the investigative process and is fully committed to co-operate with the Anti Corruption Commission.
Mr Corcos adds that at the Anti Corruption Commission’s requests, Dangote Industries Zambia Limited will make all the relevant individuals named available for questioning and are also willing to provide documented information to prove the malicious intent to bring Dangote into disrepute.
Mr Corcos further states that DIZ would not be deterred and remained firmly committed to working with the Government of the Republic of Zambia to deliver on its commitment to complete the cement plant in which DIZ has invested over US$400 million.
( Wednesday 17th September 2014 )