I have been giving even before I became MP – Lusambo

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Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo has reacted to those questioning his donation to Kabushi Constituency of food stuffs and other  items amounting to over K1,000,000, describing the negative sentiments as hullabaloo meant to distract him.

Lusambo says he has been giving even before he became a Member of Parliament for Kabushi Constituency. He said this in statement released on Monday June, 3.

“Firstly, I am not entirely surprised that some of our citizens have reacted negatively to our gesture and this is because for some people, extending a hand to the needy is something alien to them. However what is important is for me to state that I have been sharing with people for the best part of my life, years before taking up public office” the provincial said.
“My willingness to share with those that may not have is motivated by my background. I come from a very humble background but in it all, I saw my parents always give, sometimes to total strangers.As someone born and raised in Kabushi, I clearly identify myself with the issues affecting our people there.”

He further emphasised that even before he decided to run for Member of Parliament,  he was always assisting the needy in Kabushi.

“As far back as 2014-2015, i organized youth football tournaments, donated food items to the aged, renovated and painted dilapidated houses for some senior citizens in Kabushi, handed over musical equipment for a number of Churches and made cash donations to several organizations,” he said.

“My philanthropy has not only been restricted to Kabushi, I have made similar donations to areas such as Munali Constituency in Lusaka and several parts of this country.As a public official serving in the administration of His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu, my activities are above reproach. I cannot use public funds for personal gain. Moreover, as Provincial Minister, I have no direct access to government funds and my office is not a spending agency. Anyone who has worked in government knows that Ministers do not directly approve any spending activities. Ours is policy formulation and supervision of government programmmes aimed at ensuring that the vision of His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu is fulfilled.”

“As for my role as Member of Parliament, everybody knows that apart from legislating, I serve as a People’s Representative. I know there are several requests for an MP to build Hospitals, Schools and create jobs, well, I am happy that I work in a government that has created more Hospitals, roads and Schools than any other in the history of our nation and that is the role of the central government and this government is doing just that. The funds I use to share with my people are generated from my own private business. There is nothing that stops an MP from sharing some personal resources with the people. Anyone who knows me should know that even before joining politics, I ran successful businesses which are still operational.One of my companies supplies high end electronics equipment to corporate organizations and individual customers and I have been doing this business for well over 15 years. The records are there at PACRA and anyone who cares to check is free to do so.”

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One Response to I have been giving even before I became MP – Lusambo

  1. Corruption yavuta

    Muntu
    June 3, 2019 at 3:14 pm
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