Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) has demanded the immediate suspension of officials who took part in the signing of the US$210 million alleged single sourced contract awarded to ZTE Corporation for the supply,delivery and installation of CCTV cameras.
TIZ has handed over a 57-paged dossier of evidence on the irregular signing of the contract with ZTE to the Anti Corruption Commission for action.
In a letter a to Home Affrairs Minister Edgar Lungu dated 5th September, 2013, reproduced here, TIZ Executive Director Goodwell Lungu said the suspension of the officials involved regardless of their status and position will pave the way for smooth investigations by the Anti Corruption Commission were the matter has been referred.
Mr Lungu said such action will be similar to the action taken against suspended Ministry of Tourism and Arts officials who were suspended over similar contract irregularities.
He further warned the PF government to desist from engaging in wasteful secret procurements purported to be for security projects but which are not even a national priority.