Guy Scott says some ministers in Government are corrupt

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VICE-PRESIDENT Guy Scott has said some ministers in Government are corrupt, just like there were corrupt leaders in many other governments in the world.

Dr Scott was responding to a question from MMD Mafinga Member of Parliament (MP) Catherine Namugala, who wanted to know if Government had failed to report corrupt elements following Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba’s revelation that there are corrupt elements in Government.

“It is possible that there are corrupt elements in Government, just like there were corrupt ministers in MMD and in some governments in the world,” Dr Scott said.

Dr Scott said this during the Vice-President’s question time in Parliament yesterday.

He told the House that he recently took a ‘dossier’ to relevant authorities to commence investigations on the recent revelations.

Meanwhile, Dr Scott told the House that appropriate procedures would be taken to deal with the legal suit against Malawian Judge Lovemore Chikopa.

He was answering a question from the MMD Sikongo MP Mundia Ndalamei who wanted to know if Government would pay for Mr Justice Chikopa’s legal fees.

Mr Justice Chikopa was appointed by President Michael to chair a tribunal probing three judges.

Dr Scott also told the House that district commissioners had now moved from deputy director level to that of director after the Job evaluation by Government.

This follows the point of order raised by United Party for National Development (UPND) Monze Central MP Jack Mwiimbu.

Mr Mwiimbu wanted the Vice-President to clarify the position of the district commissioner in Government.

Parliament further heard that a contractor had entered into an agreement with the University of Zambia (UNZA) to construct a complex.

The complex would house a business centre, a hotel and retail centre at K288 million.

Education Minister John Phiri said this when Solwezi Central MMD MP Lucky Mulusa asked about the contract entered into between UNZA and the developers.

Dr Phiri said the contract was a design, build operate and transfer model through a Public Private Partnership.

The land was advertised through Zambia Public Procurement Authority and the contract was signed in 2009.

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