I am one of those people that cried foul when Amos Chanda was appointed as Press Secretary leaving out Emmanuel Mwamba, who so much wanted the job, and somehow, deservingly so.
However, when I look at some of the mistakes Emmanuel makes, out of his overzealousness and desire to be noticed, I feel like commending President Lungu for the choice of Amos Chanda and the cantankerous Kisa Sulu.
I was very happy with the response of President Lungu on the FIC, which came through Amos Chanda, but it seems Emmanuel is still pulling wrong strings as he has always been doing on this matter for benefit best known to himself, though he is not so corrupt.
I am just wondering what is motivating Emmanuel to continue tinkering with this issue, risking this Country’s integrity on the International scene.
Below is a Press release from SA, released by Naomi Nyawali, which of course is all Emmanuel’s works.
Tomorrow at 09:00hrs, I will do a video address to respond to this press releasing so that, people can understand the danger Emmanuel Mwamba is exposing this Country to.
I wish someone would buy me some airtime on Prime TV and radio to talk about FIC, so that people can know how important that institution is in fighting financial crimes and corruption.
Like I was saying, the FIC, is not just a local institution and without knowing Emmanuel is proving me right as he talks about Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG).
Tomorrow I will also talk about Egmont Group (https://egmontgroup.org/en/content/egmont-group-secretariat) for you to understand how powerful the FIC is and why people like Emmanuel should not be playing around with it.
PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pretoria 3rd July 2018
MAURITIUS OBJECTS TO FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE REPORT, REQUESTS MEMBER STATES TO REJECT IT
Mauritius’ Minister of Finacial Services and Good Governance, Dharmendar Sesungkur has appealed to Zambia’s Minister of Finance Margaret Mwanakatwe to reject the Mutual Evaluation Report(MER) done by the Secretariat of the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG).
In a letter dated 25th June 2018 and delivered to Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, His Excellency Emmanuel Mwamba Mauritius has strongly objected to the Mutual Evaluation Report(MER) requesting Zambia and other member states to reject the report.
Mr. Sengukar stated that the report had numerous incorrect facts and wrong conclusions.
Mauritius doubted the accuracy and completeness of the information submitted by Financial Intelligence Unit(FIU).
Mauritius has called for the review of the Report.
Mauritius has stated that the report must be with-held until such a time that procedural impropriety and the concerns on the issue of quality and consistency were addressed.
Mauritius also stated that the Financial intelligence Unit(FIU) had not been sharing with law enforcement agencies and competent authorities strategic analysis on trends and patterns on money laundering and terrorism financing.
Mauritius stated that most of the information highlighted by the Financial Intelligence Unit(FIU) were resolved by the investigative, law enforcement agencies and other competent authorities.
Mauritius stated that the country was committed to assisting and cooperating in combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism in Eastern and Southern Africa and had encouraged other states to go through the mutual evaluation as set up by the Council of Ministers of the member States.
In submitting to the evaluation exercise, Mauritius wanted to strengthen its process to fight money laundering activities but said the evaluation had was full of inconsistencies and numerous shortcomings.
ESAAMLG is a Regional Body subscribing to global standards to combat money laundering and financing of terrorism and proliferation.
The 18 Member countries are; Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Mrs Naomi Nyawali First Secretary Press and Public Relations
Zambia High Commission Pretoria South Africa