Chipimo urges govt to probe systems not individuals to win corruption fight

National Restoration Party (NAREP) President Elias Chipimo says there is need to probe the Zambia’s system and not personalities if the fight against corruption is to be a success.

In an interview with the watchdog on Thursday morning, Chipimo said investigating individuals will not stop corruption, adding that what needs to be done is the identification of lapses and abuse that occurred.

He noted that the nation must take a totally different approach to curb misappropriation of funds by setting up a truth and reconciliation commission because only then can culprits be prosecuted for breaching the law.

Chipimo said to succeed in the fight against corruption the relevant authorities must ensure they deal with the sin and not the sinner as abuse of tax payer’s money is cancer that needs treatment.

Commenting on his party’s future, the NAREP leader said he will strive to build a solid branch network in the country in preparation for the 2016 polls.

Chipimo expressed happiness that NAREP has managed to capture the imagination of voters and will ensure he visits every area in Zambia as he has the time and opportunity to do so.

He disclosed that his party will commence country wide tours in November and will go right to the grassroots.

The NAREP President assured voters that the party will offer constructive criticism to the Patriotic Front (PF) government and carry on with issue based campaigns as opposed to insults or character assassination.

Chipimo also said NAREP will work together with the new regime and offer advice on policies that will benefit the Zambian people and improve their lives.

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