Anti-Corruption Commission pursues those named in FIC report

Financial Intelligence Centre Director General Mary Tshuma Sikazwe

The Anti-Corruption Commission says it is investigating a total of six cases arising from the 2017 report of the Financial Intelligence Centre.

In a statement to obtained by Q-News, ACC Public Relations Manager, Timothy Moono says the cases are as a result of four reports received by the Commission from the FIC and involve several individual and entities.

Mr.Moono says the cases border on suspected corruption, abuse of office, possession of unexplained property, and irregularities in procurement of goods and services, money laundering and tax evasion.

He says investigations into these cases are ongoing.

Meanwhile Civil Society organizations among them Transparency International Zambia (TIZ), Alliance for Community Action, NGOCC, have presented the Financial Intelligence Center (FIC) financing trends report to State House.

This follows President Edgar Lungu’s claim through his spokesperson Amos Chanda that he has not received the report.

ACA Executive Director Laura Miti tells Q-news that with the report submitted to State house, the head of state should now act upon it.