Government spokesperson Kennedy Sakeni says the PF regime would like to remind all national leaders and public servants that president Michael Sata’s call for a spirited fight against corruption is not limited to the former regime and the dirt it engaged in.
In apparent reference to Defence Minister Georffrey Mwamba’s corrupt activities, Sakeni says the regime has undertaken to fight corruption whenever and wherever it is found.
Sakeni said in statement that ‘therefore, the President will not spare anyone found acting corruptly or entertaining corrupt instructions.
He said Civil Servants in particular should take note that they will not be spared if they engage in corrupt activities or act as conduits of corruption simply because some of their collaborators may be high ranking officials.
‘Make no mistake; no civil servant is obliged to carry out instructions that amount to corruption. If a minister or indeed anybody senior in Government requests a junior officer to do something unlawful, they should not do it,’ he said.
He said that if civil servants decide to participate in the corruption they will only have themselves to blame when they are fired and later on prosecuted.