Roan PF Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili has warned Health Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya that if he is stealing from government though the procurement of drugs, he will soon face the consequences.
And Kambwili, who is Roan PF member of parliament, says miners and civil servants must stand up and reject the suffering inflicted on them by the PF administration.
Meanwhile, Kambwili says First Lady Esther Lungu’s upcoming trip to the United States with a huge delegation is uncalled for.
Speaking at a press briefing from his Luanshya residence on Saturday morning, Kambwili accused Dr Chilufya of taking over the responsibility of procuring drugs.
“Allegations have been brought by those who work in the Ministry of Health. The minister has taken over the procurement of drugs. He will cancel any tender that is not awarded to a company that which he wants. There is a company called IDC from Nyimba district which is a preferred company by the minister. There is an allegations that he can cancel any tender which is not given to this company. When he is asked, he says ‘it’s State House’. He will make sure the deal is re-tendered. On this allegations I want Chilufya to come clean. The PS has become a rubber stamp because the minister says its coming from State House,” Kambwili charged.
“Yama nga muleiba fikabipa (if you are stealing, things will get bad for you). My brother you can hate me and despise me for saying this. So the staff are telling us, because if they report the minister, he will go to Chimbwali PSMD to fire them because they are all Luapula united.”
Kambwili encouraged miners on the Copperbelt to join civil servants in standing up against the PF injustice.
“Civil servants and miners, please request for 100 per cent salary increment. School fees for secondary schools have been increased. You will suffer with your current salaries, things have become expensive. This government is a total failure. I beg you Zambians to listen when I speak. I don’t speak for myself, its for the poor people, I speak for you. This government has continued to increase the cost of things in the country. I even feel so sorry for security guards, ba malonda are worse, no one cares for them,” Kambwili said.
“Ba mayo ba Joyce Nonde (Labour Minister) show leadership while in government. Ba civil servants, schools have increased, ba shimaini stand up and get to unions. If you don’t fight, you won’t see the right thing. Miners voice out. There is no governance if people are suffering.”
He accused Luanshya Mayor Nathan Chanda of abusing the authority of his office.
“The guy is always, always traveling and goes for PF meetings, that is abuse of authority. You will be jailed. The mayoral vehicle is not for PF meetings, or central committee, that is abuse of authority,” Kambwili charged.
And Kambwili said the people of Roan will never forgive President Lungu and PF for depriving them development.
“They believe there is a by-election in Roan and believe Kambwili will lose. The people of Roan are above that mediocre leadership. Taking development when there are elections? Not with the people of Roan constituency. The people of Roan will never forgive you (President Lungu and PF) for sending the people of Roan to wallow in poverty and suffer,” he said.
Meanwhile, First Lady Esther’s trip was uncalled for.
“First Lady is going to USA to get a donation of four fire trucks. 25 people, ahhh this world! Why carry police, are you a criminal? Why send the First Lady with seven officers? Bamayo ba Esther kwateni uluse (Mrs Esther Lungu please have a heart). Zambians should condemn this trip of the First Lady. Even the ambassador can get the donation,” Kambwili said.
Kambwili also lamented that government had not been sending CDF to his constituency.
Kambwili said in his effort to help the education sector, he bought study books and computers for all five secondary schools in Luanshya but that handing them over to the schools had been a challenge because head teachers were being intimidated.
He said government, through the District Education Board, had instead the items to schools behind closed doors and without any handover ceremony, fearing victimisation.