Kampyongo received 3 cars for awarding US$42 million fire truck deal to Grandview

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Chishimba Kambwili

The saga involving the 42 fire engines government purchased at a staggering US$42 million has deepened with former minister Chishimba Kambwili alleging that Stephen Kampyongo was given three vehicles as a reward for signing the $42 million fire truck deal when he was Minister of Local Government.

“$42 million dollars for 42 fire engines is pure daylight robbery, Honourable Stephen Kampyongo must tell the nation why Cabinet and President Lungu had no idea that such a massive figure $42 million was spent on irrelevant fire engines when Hospitals have no drugs and civil servants where not getting paid on time in 2015. Kampyongo was the Minister in charge at the time and must tell the nation why he accepted 3 brand new vehicles (Toyota Hilux, Range Rover and Toyota Landcruiser VX) as a vote of thanks for signing that lucrative deal,” The Roan PF Member of Parliament posted on his Facebook page yesterday.

Kambwili added: “This is not my fight, this our fight, this is your money and you need to take a stand against this broad day light robbery.”

On Tuesday, when Kambwili made the same accusation in Parliament, Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini stopped him from accusing people who were not present in the House to defend themselves.

“Honourable member for Roan, you know very well that you cannot drag people into your debate who do not have the privilege of immunity. They are not here to defend themselves. Just ask your question, what was your question?” Speaker Matibini told him.

Meanwhile, musician Pilato has written to police in Lusaka notifying them of a planned protest at parliament against abuse of public resources.

The controversial artiste says the the protest would be held on September 29, adding that the march was an opportunity for every well -meaning Zambian to stand up and speak out.

“Every working Zambian must say no to abuse of their taxes. Friday next week on 29th September, we march to Parliament. Dress code: Red, Green, Black and Orange,” said Pilato.

Laura Miti’s Alliance for Community Action has also notified police of its intention to hold a peaceful protest on September 29 at Parliament against the government’s purchase of 42 fire tenders at a cost of $42 million.

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13 Responses to Kampyongo received 3 cars for awarding US$42 million fire truck deal to Grandview

  1. There is need to put this matter in the correct perspective, punish all those who sign documents with their eyes closed and those who undertook the evaluation as well as approving authorities. That is the only way people will begin to respect public office by learning hard lessons

    Fundama
    September 22, 2017 at 8:29 am
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    • They did sign the documents with their eyes closed. Their eyes were wide opened having researched on how to inflate the prices, how toshare the spoils and with who. They also with their eyes wide open research on how to bypass the correct procurement process. Now your president says he had no idea how much the engines were going to cost!! DO YOU BELIEVE HIM?

      PM
      September 22, 2017 at 9:16 am
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  2. Let us check the average price of Fire Engines from Google. It seems people are discussing this topic out of ignorance. When I first learnt of the price of these fire engines, I had the same concern. After researching further, I discovered that the price was actually very reasonable for this class and standard of vehicles.
    In my beloved country, people do not research before opening their mouths. And when we see problems everywhere, we will surely find them.

    The Voice
    September 22, 2017 at 9:20 am
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  3. If dis is true then whoever is involved must be put to rest! It seems the fight against corruption has bn halted. Look also at what is happening in the teaching fraternity as revealed by the teaching council. Why cnt dis govt intensify the fight by bringing culprits to book in fast track courts? Dats when we can hv genuine economic development in dis country.

    truthpains
    September 22, 2017 at 9:31 am
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  4. Kampyongo you are a goner. Well done Kambwili. You are a true statesman.

    kanyama
    September 22, 2017 at 10:35 am
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  5. I think Kambwili is now in his right place. Let him continue to speak for the Zambians, even cowards like me

    jason Nyirenda
    September 22, 2017 at 1:15 pm
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  6. When you have Kambwili in the opposition, you have a functioning opposition. This guy is best in the opposition and not in government. Well done ba Kambwili! Tell us more!

    Jerabo
    September 22, 2017 at 1:21 pm
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  7. kAMBWILI tIYE tIYE

    mr man
    September 24, 2017 at 9:51 am
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  8. CK u have opened our eyes.

    Bwachi
    September 24, 2017 at 2:32 pm
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  9. Thieves at work

    Linyungandambo
    September 24, 2017 at 8:22 pm
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