Kampyongo got three cars for awarding fire tender contract to Grandview – Kambwili

Chishimba Kambwili has charged that Stephen Kampyongo got three vehicles as a reward for signing the $42 million fire truck deal when he was Minister of Local Government.

In a Facebook post today, Kambwili, who is Roan PF member of parliament, said spending $42 million on 42 fire trucks was daylight robbery.

“$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,” charged Kambwili.

“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 had told him.

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We need a more democratic speaker of the national assembly. Why can’t people question the ruling party officials on some of the pertinent issues of national interest like corrupt tendencies of most pf ministers and some senior officials,including the president? Why doesn’t the seem to be interested and let the people involved answer to these very grave accusations? Why shielding criminals, we need them to account for every penny they reckless spending.


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