Arrest NGO leaders who stole DFID money, demands FDD

 

The Zambia Police must quickly arrest and prosecute officials from YALI, SACCORD and FODEP who are involved in the theft and misappropriation of donor money amounting to £3.5million meant for monitoring of the 2016 general elections.

The money embezzled is part of the grant that was given to to YALI et al by the UKaid through the British Council under the Zambia Accountability Project (ZAP) to ensure the delivery of transparent and credible elections.

It is repulsive to note that the very institutions that ought to be the moral arbiters in spearheading transparency and accountability in the conduct of public affairs are themselves in the forefront of abusing and misappropriating donor money.

It is no wonder that most of today’s Civil Society Organizations are nothing but a gang of lickspittle sycophants ready to be hired for a fee to speak against others in order to access donor money for personal aggrandisement.

Instead of focusing on ensuring that the necessary institutional and legislative frameworks are reformed in order to enhance good governance, these famished mercenaries posing as Civil Society leaders are busy writing project proposals in order to syphon donor money.

It is abohherent that people are now using the church, the civil society and politics to amass wealth at the expense of the majority.

The fate of those involved in the misappropriation of donor money must serve as a deterrent to others with sticky fingers that crime doesn’t pay.

People must learn to work hard for their money and stop resorting to writing sugarcoated project proposals to the donor community to pilfer ndalama za bazungu.

Issued by Antonio Mwanza, FDD Deputy National Secretary and Party Spokesperson.

COMMENTS

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    Chachi 3 days

    Every day they were on TV speaking very good English kashi they had dollars in their pockets haa No

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    Muntu Buyo 3 days

    Those that live in glass houses should be disciplined and learn not to throw stones. It is a fact that FDD and their President were also given money by Nordic countries to help organise the party in the pretext of supporting a woman. To our surprise, This money was personalised by the woman and not used for the purpose it was given. The fact that Nordic countries are shy and have not complained does not make FDD clean. I am sure Antonio is aware of this and he is doing what ever he is doing because he knows that in the end, it will hurt and destroy the FDD President.

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    What about those who bought the fire Tenders?

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    Break News 4 days

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      Mr Better 4 days

      WHEELS OF CHANGE ARE IN MOTION, VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE REGION – SOUTH AFRICA, ZAMBIA, DRC…

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    samlindo 4 days

    THOSE NGO LEADERS SHOULD BE ARRESTED THEY ARE THE ONES WHO MESSED UP THE ELECTIONS AND SENT WRONG INFORMATION OF THEIR PRESENCE ON THE GROUND DURING ELECTIONS WHEN THEY WERE BUSY ENJOYING DONOR MONEY IN HOTELS DURING THE ELECTIONS, THEY ARE DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN THE RIGGING WHEN THEY WERE IN EFFECT SUPPOSE TO MONITOR THE ELECTIONS. THEY SHOULD BE GIVEN THE ULTIMATE SENTENCE IN FACT A DEATH PENALTY WILL DO BECAUSE THEY HAVE CAUSED A LOT OF PEOPLE TO DIE