The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has urged President Edgar Lungu to consider dropping Housing and Infrastructure Minister Ronald Chitotela following his arrest for corrupt practices.
Chitotela, 47, was arrested today after an interrogation and search of his house by the Anti-Corruption Commission. He has been slapped with two counts of concealing property suspected of being proceeds of crime.
Reacting to the development, the NDC says Chitotela should not be allowed to occupy public office because he is likely to interfere with vital documents and information at the Ministry of Infrastructure.
“As NDC, we urge the Anti Corruption Commission ACC to expedite investigations linking Hon. Chitotela to corruption,” said NDC general secretary Mwenya Musenge.
“As a party, we implore the ACC to further extend the corruption probe to other cabinet Ministers who have dubiously acquired wealth in a short period of time.”
The Pambashe lawmaker has since been released on bond and will appear in court soon.