President Edgar Lungu has taken a swipe at people that are calling him a corrupt President, in an interesting use of logic he has said it is ‘Unfair for people to refer to him as corrupt even when it has been proved that it is some officers from ministries that have been found guilty.’
The President said the fight against corruption calls for a multi-sectoral approach and should not be left to government alone because everyone is affected by its adverse effects.
President Lungu said this in Lusaka yesterday during the ministers and controlling officers’ workshop on prudent financial management practices under the theme “promoting ethical conduct, integrity, and accountability in the public sector to enhance public service delivery”.
The Head of State pointed out that prudent use of public resources in line ministries is essential as it ensures that funds are shared equally.
President Lungu stated that prudent use of resources also helps in sustaining national development in the country and drives the nation forward. Speaking earlier, Minister of Finance, Felix Mutati said the launch of the workshop demonstrates a clear testimony of government’s commitment to fighting corruption.