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President Edgar Lungu clears his document 

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PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has set himself on the path to this year’s presidential elections after verifying his voting credentials and candidature with both the Electoral Commission of Zambia and the Examination Council of Zambia.
The President has been cleared at both hurdles with his details with the ECZ  being accurate and the academic qualifications, in this case, Form Five Cambridge School Certificate, being authentic.
In a statement issued by Special Assistant to the President for press and public relations, Isaac Chipampe, President Lungu drove incognito to John Howard Township, at Crawford Primary School to be specific, and was availed the voters’ register.
And Electoral Commission of Zambia told the President that his details were correct and that he is good to vote.
Mr Chipampe said later, the Head of State encouraged all registered citizens not to wait for the eleventh hour to verify their details.
He said President Lungu also urged Chawama Member of Parliament, Lawrence Sichalwe, to encourage people to go to the polling centres to verify their voting details.
He said the President said the culture of turning up late for events needs to be done away with.
Mr Chipampe said President Lungu emphasised that the voter verification exercise is very important as errors can be corrected if any.
He said the President later mingled with Crawford Primary School pupils from grades one to seven and asked them what careers they intended to pursue, most of them hoping to become doctors.
“The President drove across town to Woodlands, and into the Examinations Council of Zambia service centre premises to present his Secondary School certificate,” he said.
Mr Chipampe further said ECZ director Michael Chilala welcomed the President and ushered him to have his certificate checked.
“The President produced his Form Five Cambridge School Certificate which was authenticated in no time,” he said.
Mr Chipampe further said  ECZ produced a results’ register that showed that he completed school at Mukuba Secondary and passed his final examinations in 1976.
He said the President was delighted to see his name and those of his former classmates.
Mr Chipampe said Mr Chilala then later briefed the President that manual records from the 60s to 1998 will be digitised adding that  from 1998 todate, the records have been digitised.
“After a short tour of the premises and meeting ECZ clients, the President drove back to State House to end his morning assignments,” he said.

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PF is not shaken about the intended asset recovery programme, says Given Lubinda 

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PATRIOTIC Front Vice President Given Lubinda says the party is not shaken about the intention by the UPND administration to embark on the asset recovery programme.

In an interview, Mr Lubinda has since advised the UPND government to quickly start the programme.

He said the sooner the programme is embarked on, the better it will be for the UPND government to end the drama of insinuating and banding all PF members as thieves.

“If they are members of the PF that they know as thieves let them pursue those specific people, instead of labelling the whole party as an organisation of thieves.

Mr Lubinda added that it is not true that every one in the PF is a thief, hence the sooner they do it the better.

He has since urged the UPND government to ensure the program is conducted in a legal manner by following all the laid down government procedure.

“They are welcome and let them proceed to do so,” Mr Lubinda said.

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Police arrest Kampyongo in Shiwang’andu for malicious damage to property

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POLICE have  arrested  Andrew Kampyongo aged 41 and Kellyson Chilekwa aged 29 both of Village Teleni, Chief Mukwikile, District in  Shiwang’andu for Malicious Damage to Property.

In a media statement, Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga has told Mwebantu that Kampyongo and Chilekwa allegedly maliciously damaged a samsung cell phone valued at K1,000 property of Mike Mulenga aged 40 of Village Chafilwa, Chief Mukwikile, District Shiwang’andu.

He said the duo is also alleged to have damaged a front screen for a Toyota Land Cruiser Registration AAK 1031 valued at K4,500 and Rear tail lights valued at K750 property of Dr Albert Munanga.

Mr Hamoonga said Kampyongo and Chilekwa also damaged JVC Speakers valued at K12,000 property of the United Party for National Development (UPND) Party.

He said the total value of damaged properties is K18,250.

Mr Hamoonga said the incidents are alleged to have occurred on July 10 this year  at around 10:00 hours  at Kalalantekwe Market Square, Chief Mukwikile, District Shiwang’andu.

“They have been detained in Police Custody and will appear in Court soon,” hee said.

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Faith Musonda, surrenders her house and money to the state

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FAITH Musonda, the woman behind the K65 million and US$57,900 has surrendered them to the State in exchange for her freedom.The State has also taken possession of the house in which the money was found.

In a media statement,  Anti-Corruption Commission public relations officer Jonathan Siame said the possession follows the conclusion of investigations by a joint investigative team from ACC, the Drug Enforcement Commission, Zambia Police and the Financial Intelligence Centre.

“The general public is hereby informed that the Joint Investigative Team from the Anti-Corruption Commission, Zambia Police Service, Drug Enforcement Commission and Financial Intelligence Centre has since concluded investigations involving Margaret Chisela Musonda, alias Faith Musonda in which she was found in possession of ZMW 65, 333, 046 and US$ 57, 900 which was discovered in a house in New Kasama,” he said.

Mr Siamme said on Friday 15th October 2021, the State, using Section 80 of the Anti-Corruption Act No.3 of 2012, entered into an undertaking not to institute criminal proceedings against Ms. Musonda on condition that she fulfils the requirements of Section 80 of the Anti-Corruption Act No3. Of 2012, which she did.

He said Section 80 of the Act allows the State to grant amnesty to accused persons in certain instances on condition that they admit wrongdoing and return what they wrongfully acquired through corrupt practices.

“The advantage of using Section 80 in cases of asset recovery is that it saves on time by eliminating the prosecution process which can be lengthy, leading to assets losing value or getting damaged, and it also saves on the cost of investigation and prosecution.
According to Section 80 (3) of the Anti-Corruption Act No.3 of 2012, The Anti-Corruption Commission “may tender an undertaking, in writing, not to institute criminal proceedings against a person who has given a full and true disclosure of all material facts relating to past corrupt conduct and an illegal activity by that person or others; and, has voluntarily paid, deposited or refunded all property the person acquired through corruption or illegal activity,” he stated.

Mr Siame said as required by law, Ms Musonda has since made a full disclosure of the money in question and has willingly surrendered the same to the State.

“She was charged with Possession of Property Reasonably Suspected to be Proceeds of Crime contrary to Section 71 of the Forfeiture of Proceeds of Crimes Act No.19 of 2010.

The State has also taken possession of the House in New Kasama, in which the money was found. The House, property Subdivision No.4 of Subdivision B of Lot 11279/M, valued at K 6 Million was owned by OCK Investments Limited, a company in which Ms. Musonda is a majority shareholder.  The property was reasonably suspected to have been proceeds of crime,” he said.

Mr Siame explained that after fulfilling the requirements of Section 80 of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012, the State undertook to not institute criminal proceedings against the company.

He said the Joint Investigative Team is working timely to recover suspected illegally obtained assets and funds, and will continue to pursue all available avenues to speed up the process of recovering assets and other proceeds of crime.

“We urge all well-meaning Zambians who have any information with regard to any suspected illegally obtained assets to come forward and report to any of the institutions aforementioned,” he said.

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