Prison services accused of bribing Kapyongo with cows

Prison services accused of bribing Kapyongo with cows

The African parliamentarian Network against Corruption –APNAC- has called on Home Affairs Minister Steven Kampyongo to take back the 10 herds of cattle donated to him by the Zambia correctional services.

APNAC Chairperson Cornelius Mweetwa tells Phoenix News that the act by the Zambia Correctional Service is disturbing and amounts to corruption.

Mr. Mweetwa says it is surprising that at a time when most Zambians are starving and at the near-point-of-death due to hunger, the prisons service would resort to such a shameful and immoral act.

He was reacting to a recent decision by the Zambia Correctional Service to give Mr. Kampyongo 7 herds of cattle, a move he has argued saying the cattle was bought using tax payers’ money.

Meanwhile, the UPND through its Chairman for Livestock and Fisheries, Raphael Muyanda has given the correctional service commissioner general seven days in which to withdraw the cattle bought using public resources or the party shall seek judicial review to ascertain the validity and legality of such a suspicious move.

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