THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) says preliminary investigations against Defence Minister Geoffrey Mwamba and his Justice counterpart Wynter Kabimba are proceeding well and have since reached an advanced stage.
Mr Mwamba is alleged to have recently solicited a contract to supply and deliver Zesco poles for one of his family business entities, while Mr Kabimba is being investigated for receiving bribes to influence oil contract deals.
ACC public relations manager Timothy Moono said the commission was not experiencing any interference from any political players as it carried out the investigations on the duo.
The Post newspaper last week published lies that the ACC had cleared Kabimba as way to sabotage the investigations and save their freind Kabimba.
Mr Moono said the ACC was carrying out the investigations on the two without fear or favour.
He said this yesterday in response to a Press query in view of some sections of the media alleging that the ACC was under pressure to clear Mr Kabimba of the allegations.
“The ACC is carrying out investigations without fear or favour and the concerns from stakeholders as expected, are unfounded. The commission is not experiencing any interference from anybody whether political players or not,” he said.
He said the ACC Act Number 3 of 2012, provided that the Commission should not, in the performance of its duties, be subjected to the direction or control of any person or authority and thus it was freely carrying out its mandate.
“The commission values the support that it is receiving from various members of the public and is resolved to execute its mandate in the investigations and all its other functions professionally and diligently,” he said.
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