Lungu playful – Kambwili

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President Edgar Lungu with his delegation in Swaziland

Chishimba Kambwili has charged that Zambians have a playful leadership in State House.

And the expelled PF Roan Member of Parliament has questioned President Edgar Lungu’s huge delegation to and prolonged stay in Swaziland.

Kambwili has also challenged Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo to explain why paramilitary police are guarding President Lungu’s shopping malls being constructed in Chawama, Lilayi and Petauke “from unexplained resources”.

Speaking at a press briefing at his house today, Kambwili’s who is also Roan PF member of Parliament said he was shocked to see the Head of State posing for pictures with contractors in Swaziland.

“His Excellency the President was invited by the Swazi King Mswati to go and officially open the International Trade Fair. The question that we should ask as Zambians is, ‘was it necessary for the President to go for three days?’ because the President left on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and is expected in the country today – four days. A flight from Lusaka international Airport into Swaziland is 1:50 minutes. The question is ‘was it necessary for the President to have gone to open a Trade Fair; leave the country on a Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and comes back on Monday?” he asked.

“What we are seeing from the pictures that are coming on social media is that the President went for holiday. They are busy taking pictures with some of the contractors on the road sectors here in Zambia, some of his own friends. If you look at the pictures, you find there is Mr Valden Findlay… who is a know friend of the president. They question is who paid for Mr Findlay’s passage into Swaziland? Who is paying for his meals? Who is paying for his hotel bills? And the other contractors and friends who are on the pictures, we also want to know as Zambians who paid for their air tickets to go into Swaziland? Who is paying for their meals? And who is paying for their total travel?”

The former information minister said Zambians cannot afford to sponsor none government officials on presidential trips.

“We are not going to accept to use taxpayers money on people that have nothing to do with governance of this country. This has to come to an end. Taxpayers money must be spent on civil servants and employees of government but not on friends. And our guess is that maybe the President does not know that some of the people who are in the pictures that we have gone through investigations for drug dealing before,” Kambwili said.

“When you look at the pictures, you find that almost all the special assistants to the President, except about three, have accompanied him. How much are they getting in terms of allowances? How much are they spending on accommodation? How much are they spending on the food that they are eating whilst in Swaziland for four days. Look Zambians, we deserve better, people are suffering.”

He reminded President Lungu that his South African counterpart did not spend a night in Lusaka when he came to officiate at the Agriculture show.

“Precedence has already been set by serious Presidents who care about expenditure. President Zuma, not long ago in July was invited by the Zambian government to be the guest of honor at the Agriculture and Commercial Show. President Zuma flew in in the morning with about seven people, officially opened the show and flew back to South Africa same day. All am saying is we have a wrong leadership in State House, a leadership that is full of nothing but playful,” Kambwili insisted.

“Immediately the President comes back, I want an answer on behalf of the people of Zambia. If it is taxpayers money, I demand that all the people who accompanied the President must refund the treasury. Our humble President left the country on Friday, as I am speaking now, he is not yet back in the country, still opening a trade fair, but that function was done in 30 minutes, at most 1 hour.”

Meanwhile, Kambwili claimed that President Lungu was building a mall in Lilayi area from unexplained funds.

“Yesterday some people from Chawama were telling me that let us go we show you where President Lungu is building a mall in Lilayi. I am telling you Zambians, you will be shocked to see the magnitude of the mall, the size of the mall. Who doesn’t know who Lungu was before he became President? Who doesn’t know who Lungu was before he became MP? Where has he gotten the money? To put up all these infrastructure. He is demolishing his old and building a mall in Chawama, he is building a mall in Lilayi, he is building a mall in Petauke. So what we are asking is that let him tell us where he has gotten the money. The answer that we want is from President Edgar Lungu, its not for you Kampamba, its not for you Bowman to answer, its not for you Chiteme, its for President Edgar Lungu to come on TV himself and say ‘I got so much loan from Finance Bank, that house am building near Memorial Park, I got a loan from Barclays. Those are the answers we need because we don’t want people to be speculating,” said Kambwili.

“We love our President, he is too humble to be building so much without explaining to the people of Zambia where he has gotten the money. And what is disheartening is that where ever he is building, there is paramilitary guarding. That is abuse of authority with impunity. I don’t think the law provides that whatever the President is doing, his private properties, paramilitary or police officers must be guarding those premises. And to make matters worse, even his former house in Jack compound which is on rent, there is a policeman guarding there. Nangu tamwakwata umwenso (even if you have no fear)… Kampyongo withdraw those police officers from those private properties. Even here in the neighbourhood where he used to live as Minister of Justice, he has never handed over that house to the government. His children are staying there and when you check inside there are a lot of brand new vehicles. All those vehicles where did they come from?”

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21 Responses to Lungu playful – Kambwili

  1. Sorry boyi chakubaba zoona.Hs a gvnt worker.hs investing hs monies….at that position,so many well wishers I believe…evry body is building including you.

    DC 10..
    September 4, 2017 at 10:39 pm
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  2. Kambwili you were also doing this when you were in Ministerial office. Stop being fan you shit.

    Pretender
    September 5, 2017 at 6:00 am
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  3. kambwili you are jddust a coward so you think you enter state house?

    ngoma
    September 5, 2017 at 6:45 am
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  4. I remember when the German Chancellor then (Kohl??) went to the US & his madam decided to go along on the official ‘head of state’ jet. When they returned he was requested to refund the government cost of travel of his madam plus her lodging expenses. Can that happen here??? and you wonder why some countries are developed!!? Mind you, that is where we go to beg for money to ‘develop’ our country but we don’t want to learn their ways!

    Mufundisi
    September 5, 2017 at 7:16 am
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  5. Three days was just too much and the delegation was too big for nothing. This just confirms that the trip was just a social outing for Edgar Lungu and his friends to go and drink and womanise in Swaziland. If he was a serious person he would have gone and come back because the flight into Swaziland takes 1 hour 50 minutes. There must be a clear assessment of how much we spent and why certain non government workers were taken on the trip and paid for by tax payers money. This is indeed taking things for granted. Edgar thinks because he is president he can decide what to do without being accountable for his actions. This is very unfortunate for the country where you have a president wasting resources with impunity. How can the delegation be so huge just to go and open a trade fair, and let alone take three days with people who do not work for the government!

    Questionner
    September 5, 2017 at 8:25 am
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  6. Remember there was a TRADE FAIR.Businessmen who are serious wth business do attend trade fairs to open up and grow their businesses.Whts wrong wth a president posing fr pictures wth businessmen frm his own country attending a trade fair in another country?Do u know hw trade kings hs expanded its business around th region?Hv u ever attended a trade fair even yathu ku Ndola or even Commercial and Agricultural show ku Lusaka?Hv u ever attended the Dubai Fair or the world famous Canton Fair in Gungzhou in China where “world business pipo converge”?..ask Sebastian Kopulande or Ellias Mondela they wI’ll bè abe to take you there…Businessmen from Zambia are busy growing their businesses outside in trade fairs whlst others are busy thinking pipo go thre to play..evrything ni condemning chabe….yabaaaaaaa.

    DC 10..
    September 5, 2017 at 10:09 am
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  7. CHILDISH!

    Mimbulu
    September 5, 2017 at 10:11 am
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  8. Alot of potential business partners in trade fairs.

    DC 10..
    September 5, 2017 at 10:58 am
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  9. With all this mess Zambians are quiet.

    Mainza
    September 5, 2017 at 2:57 pm
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  10. The problem here is that anger and bitterness has taken the better of the gentleman.
    Can he also explain how he has got what has today because before he became a minister he didn’t have all the properties that he has today. So chimbwili kashimba should do a self assessment before he tries to play holy,

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