Written by on February 13, 2019

The Law Association of Zambia LAZ has called on Housing and Infrastructure Development Minister Ronald Chitotela to resign from public service following his arrest over corruption by the Anti Corruption Commission.

The Council of The Law Association of Zambia in a statement says it is not appropriate for Mr. Chitotela to continue serving as a Minister whilst facing criminal charges pending determination of the matter by the court.

LAZ says it is of the view that prosecution of a sitting Minister in the courts cannot be effective and calls on Mr. Chitotela to seriously reflect on his abilities to effectively and in good conscience run the affairs of the Ministry.

And the council of LAZ in statement to Millennium Radio says President Edgar Lungu should consider firing Mr. Chitotela as not doing so does not support the fight against corruption, which the President has on numerous occasions publicly supported.

On 5th February, 2019, the Anti-Corruption Commission arrested and charged Mr. Chitotela with two counts of concealing property suspected to be proceeds of crime contrary to Section 71 (1) of the Forfeiture of Proceeds of Crime Act, Number 19 of 2010.

source: Millenium Radio 90.5 FM

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