Former Works and Supply Minister Mike Mulongoti has officially launched his political party, known as the People’s Party.
Speaking at the launch of the party in Lusaka today, Mr Mulongoti pledged to fight corruption in the public service when his party forms government in 2016.
He said his party is determined to bring sanity and integrity in the public office for it to perform to the expectation of the Zambian people.
Mr Mulongoti alleged that there is too much corruption and abuse of national resources by people that have been entrusted with public resources, saying officials in government have amassed so much wealthy.
The People’s Party president said during the time he served in government from 2005 to 2010, he was never involved in any corruption scandal hence his zeal to fight the vice.
He stressed that it is only possible to maintain one’s integrity when they enter the public service with the zeal to serve.
Mr Mulongoti also stated that his criticism of government is not out of hatred or bitterness but that he has a duty as a citizen to offer checks and balances to those entrusted with public resources.
He said the formation of his party is another opportunity the Zambian people have of reviving the nation’s dreams and aspirations.
He said his party has embarked on a programme to restore power to the people by creating real localized democracy as opposed to centralized one.