Police urged to investigate Chitalu Chilufya

Police urged to investigate Chitalu Chilufya

TIZ urges law enforcement agencies to investigate fired Chilufya

TRANSPARENCY International Zambia (TI-Z) has urged law enforcement agencies to open investigations into Chilufya’s role in the Honeybee Pharmacy scandal.

Reacting to President Lungu’s dismissal of Chitalu as health minister last evening, TIZ executive director Maurice Nyambe said it should not just end there because “there are several layers to this scandal”.

Nyambe said TIZ had welcomed President Edgar Lungu’s decision to fire Dr Chilufya over the Honeybee Pharmacy scandal.

He said Chilufya’s exit from the Ministry of Health was an “important and necessary first step towards cleaning up the rot that appears to be deeply rooted at the Ministry of Health.”

“Our hope is that as important and necessary a step as this is, it will not be the only action we see in response to this scandal. We expect that law enforcement agencies will open investigations into Dr. Chilufya’s role in the Honeybee scandal and should he be found culpable, he be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. We do not believe that dismissing Dr. Chilufya should be the end game over this as there are several layers to this scandal,” said Nyambe.

“We therefore reiterate our call for a full investigation to be carried out into all the layers of the Honeybee scandal in order to get to the bottom of the issue and to hold everyone that was involved accountable for their actions.”

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    Real offenders can’t be procecuted, but someone who genuinly bought a farm 30 years ago is called for interrogation.

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    Jail awaits civil servants 2 weeks ago

    Let’s be serious as the Civil Service has clear policies & procedures which civil servants must strictly follow & any violations reported say PS to Secretary to the Cabinet who then reports to the President on matters concerning Minister’s. Further health goods must meet internationally accepted WHO standards on procurement, transportation, handling & distribution to the last mile point. Chitalu was not the procurement officer neither did he sit on the Evaluation Committee nor the Ministry Management Tender Committee. Further there were other procedures requiring testing & certifications by ZAMRA which were to be followed and by procedures all these matters are handled by civil servants. CHITALU’S only conviction will come if he influenced the process & that influence is in writing & signed for by Chitalu himself!!! Otherwise I can assure civil servants to prepare themselves for jail for allowing themselves to be used in the manner in which this whole unfortunate honeybee scandle has come out embarrassing the Govt, to the whole world community which has implications on perceived trust & confidence including future donor support for our health sector. Very sad day for Zambia and I doubt whether ECL should even stand as the outlook is dented. Most households today do not want to hear divisions on tribe but only want to know & vote for and President with competence, discipline, capability to deliver better results to the people of Zambia!!!!

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      Steve 2 weeks ago

      Very well said comrade. By the way, this is not over. Apart from being dumped with substandard goods, the condoms and other goods bought with Global Fund money will need to be refunded to the grant institution by government. Basically, we the tax payers will foot the bill. We are being screwed over twice. For the president not to comment and announce remedial actions that government will take to safeguard plundered resources and recoup the monies (embezzled) is terribly shocking. Perhaps this is why Zambians believe the president is in collusion over these thefts by ministers or their civil servant  officials.

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        Jail awaits civil servants 2 weeks ago

        Bro u are right that is why I mentioned the implications this whole saga has on Zambia! If only ECL could listen in the last scandle & allowed chitalu to be suspended pending judicial outcome, ECL would not be entangled in this serious issue today!! It’s the choices ECL makes

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    Pjumpkin 2 weeks ago

    That is why His Masters Voice (HMV) Kanganja has been spared as he is toothless to act even Chilufya’s case there will be no police action!, You guys are asking for too much from ECL, Zambia’s number one destroyer

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    NBA Official 2 weeks ago

    Atase… this is long overdue…but the party is over people. Zambians too docile and wait for Covid, it will wipe all of you from the face of the earth becoz of one thief whose let scot free!!!!!!!!