Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) has called on the new government to probe all Movement for Multi party Democracy (MMD) campaign funders because there is so much suspicion concerning the source of its money used to canvass for votes.
In a statement released to the watchdog, TIZ President Rueben Lifuka said citizens are interested in knowing the source of the former ruling party’s funds.
He noted that the MMD spent colossal sums of money prior to elections and it is vital that all corrupt elements are dealt with accordingly.
Lifuka said it is sad that misappropriation of resources, which is in fact an act of corruption, has led to the country’s retarded growth.
He also said there is need for the new regime to come out strongly and condemn abuse of public funds and investigate MMD, and ensure those found wanting face the wrath of the law.