The Anti Corruption Commission has disclosed that it is investigating Sports Minister Chishimba Kambwili for alleged abuse o…f office.
The ACC has also started investigating Sylvia Masebo for abuse of office.
ACC Public Relations Manager Timothy Moono confirmed during a quarterly briefing Tuesday that Mr. Kambwili is alleged to have directed the Ministry of Sports to advertise congratulatory messages in the Times of Zambia and the Zambia Daily Mail for the Bachelor of Arts degree in public administration he obtained from Copperstone University on the Copperbelt.
The Watchdog has information the the so- called degree Kambwili was given is fake as he only attended classes a few times and below the required duration.
The Commission does not need permission from anyone to investigate any public officer
“I wish to confirm that the Commission has opened investigations against the Minister of Youth and Sports, of course we do not disclose details of the investigations in order not to jeopardize them but I can state here that the investigations have to do with the adverts that were caused to run in the Daily Mail and the Times of Zambia congratulating Hon. Kambwili for obtaining a degree from Copperstone University,” he said.
Mr. Moono has also disclosed that ACC has commenced investigations on former Tourism Minister Sylvia Masebo for alleged abuse of office.Ms. Masebo is alleged to have directed Zambia Wildlife Authority to pay for accommodation for witnesses who testified in the Roydah Kaoma tribunal that was probing her for professional misconduct.
Mr. Moono has revealed that the commission has recorded warn and caution statements from PF Pambashe MP Ronald Chitotela and his Mwansabombwe counterpart Rodgers Mwewa.
He added that investigations regarding abuse of office against former Permanent Secretary for administration at cabinet office Anne Mwewa have reached an advanced stage.