Some civil servants in Chipata have been accused of engaging in active politics by forming women groups whose members are their wives.
Speaking during a live program dubbed “The Voice” on Breeze FM, this morning, one of the callers only identified as Mrs. Nyirenda from Kapata Township revealed that some civil servants have formed groups of women and are collecting voter’s cards and NRC’s National Registration Cards from the women who are wives of civil servants in the area.
Mrs. Nyirenda says the women are being promised to be given Chitenge materials for the ruling PF, Patriotic Front Party after surrendering their voter’s cards and NRC’s, to the group leaders who return the documents to the owners after few hours.
She wondered what the group leaders, who are civil servants do with the voter’s cards and NRC’s when they collect them.
And in response, Anti- Corruption Commission ACC Investigations Officer, Brian Mbewe says his office will follow up the matter to establish the truth because doing so is wrong.
Mr. Mbewe also advised people against accepting bribes from politicians during political campaigns stating that they risk being prosecuted when reported to ACC.
And FODEP, Foundation for Democratic Process Provincial Secretary, Josphat Chipandwe says people collecting other people’s voter’s cards are abrogating the Electoral Code of Conduct.