The Lusaka High Court has thrown out an application filed by the former Minister of Tourism Ronald Chitotela to reverse the Restriction Notice issued under Section 60 (1) of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012 by the Anti-Corruption Commission(ACC) aimed at stopping the evaluation of his State Lodge property by the ACC.
Mr. Chitotela sued the Commission in the High Court contending that the Restriction Notice issued by the Commission dated 22nd March 2022 under Section 60 (1) of the Anti-
Corruption Act No.3 of 2012 in respect of stand No. CHONG/LN-21188/51, State Lodge, Chongwe, should be reversed and / or cancelled.
He further contended that the Valuation Exercise intended to be carried out by the Commission be declared illegal and be reversed.
In his judgement dated 30th June 2022, Judge Bowa found nothing illegal about the issuance of the said Restriction Notice.
He further found nothing objectionable about the intended Valuation by ACC as it was within the spirit and confines of the implied power granted to the Director General of the Anti-Corruption Commission by Law.
Judge Bowa dismissed the application as it had failed in totality.
This is contained in a statement issued by ACC Spokesperson Queen Chibwe.