MPONGWE PF aspiring candidate Emmanuel Kasambo has donated K400,000 cash to marketeers, saying the money has come from President Edgar Lungu.
According to Kasambo, President Lungu made the donation in order to empower marketeers.
Kasambo delivered the cash to Ibenga market on Saturday.
He said the money was from a revolving fund and that it should be paid within four months at no interest.
He said President Lungu told him that the money was meant to boost marketeers whose businesses had negatively been affected by COVID-19.
“The President has sent me to come and deliver cash of K400,000 to these traders here in Mpongwe district at Ibenga and Mpongwe Central markets,” Kasambo said while holding the cash.
He said the empowerment was not a political one but something that should benefit every trader as long as they they are trading in a market.
Kasambo then placed the cash on the table to the amazement of the traders.
Katambo is the losing PF 2016 parliamentary candidate.