Top Command at the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) is occupying office illegally following the expiration of their three year contracts, it has emerged.
Commissioner Alita Mbahwe and her deputy Lottie Mpundu have continued making decisions, drawing salaries and allowances despite having an expired mandate following the non-renewal of their contracts by the ailing president Michael Sata.
The duo has taken advantage of the ‘Absentee Landlord’s inability to discharge his duties to perpetuate their illegal occupation of office.
Sources from the office of the President Special Division have disclosed that President Michael Sata was strongly advised against renewing contracts of the two mediocre commissioners in order to reorganise the DEC which is currently facing a lot of administrative and operational challenges due to increased corruption and lack of professionalism.
Lottie Mpundu is largely seen as a big liability to the security wing for having deliberately misled a Parliamentary select committee to ratify the appointment of Kabimba and M’membe’s partner Mutembo Nchito as Director of Public Prosecutions.
Mpundu is a well known paid agent of the cartel who was extensively used to destroy vital evidence related to the money laundering and tax evasion saga at the defunct Zambian Airways as the information has a direct bearing on the controversial K14billion loan and is also leaking sensitive operational information to M’membe and disgraced Kabimba.
Recently, a source from the Attorney General’s Chambers disclosed that DEC was among the most useless public institutions costing government billions of kwacha every year resulting from litigation and also that so far this year it has an unprecedented record of losing over 70%of the cases it has taken to court.
Members of the public have been calling on government to consider taking DEC to Police due to its lost relevance and general lack of direction mainly due to corruption and unprofessionalism among its officers.