Kabushi PF Member of Parliament Bowman Lusambo has asked Kafubu Water and Sewerage Company to explain where they have taken the US$104 million for the sanitation project on the Copperbelt.
Lusambo, who is Lusaka Province minister said he is shocked that 2 years after DANIDA released the funds nothing has been done.
He said this over the weekend when he inspected projects in his constituency.
“Kafubu Water should stop frustrating the vision of His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu. This is unacceptable and it will not be allowed. Kafubu Water should explain where they have taken the money. The status is still the same yet the funds where released. As government we are not going to allow an officer to frustrate the vision of His Excellency President Edgar Lungu,” Lusambo said.
“I am shocked, disappointed and upset that Kafubu Water and Sewerage Company is frustating His Excellency President Edgar Lungu. Am shocked and very disappointed that there is nothing happening here. What are they doing? Our people should not continue to complain. What I have seen here is very disappointing. This project has taken so long what is happening here. Someone has to go. This, I will not allow in my constituency. [Between] some officials and me a politician, someone has to go. These guys from Kafubu should explain where the US$104 million has gone. Because we can’t see any works here. They should explain to us. I will tell the minister and PS for the Ministry of Water. Don’t frustrate President Edgar Lungu.”
Lusambo warned that some public service officials risked being fired to work and deliver on behalf of President Lungu.
“His Excellency Edgar Lungu has pumped in a lot of money after hearing our cries as his children here in Ndola and Kabushi for sanitation projects. But look Kafubu has failed to work to the expectations of the people. We cried and the President heard. Now the status is still the same. This is not good, Kafubu should explain to me where they have taken the money. As government we will not allow officers to frustrate the vision of Edgar Lungu,” said Lusambo.
“Today, I have found time to come and interact with you our people. I want to hear some of the challenges you are going through from the last time I was here some weeks ago. Some of the things I have seen for my self. Am happy that the councillors in Kafubu are working so closely with you our people.”
Later, Lusambo personally went to demolish a wall perimeter which was constructed on a path way.