PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has donated K300,000 to Ndola’s Kapalala market in Kabushi constituency.
Announcing the donation in Ndola, Saturday, Kabushi PF member of parliament Bowman Lusambo, however, said the money would only be dispersed when a proper disbursement system had been instituted.
“Tulefwaya tukakule the biggest market mu Copperbelt kuno ku Kapalala Market. Ba Edgar Lungu balifumya ne impiya ya chipendo cha K14 million, imwe toteniko. Muno mu Copperbelt the biggest project ilimo ni Kapalala Market. So abanthu mwalamona balaba pa market uyu mulungu twaamba, balaba busy sana pantu ba President baleisa kuno. Nomba linefye baleisa kuno ku Kabushi. Echo bakakonka, bakayamba ukumona imisebo sha kuno ku Kabushi eyo balayamba ukukula. Bakeisa mukumona Kapalala market, nokumona annex iyi yamupamba. Annex yakukulafye yapwisha 15 years. Bonse mwalishiba ati tulamichita empower (We are constructing the biggest market here in Kapalala market. Mr Edgar Lungu has even released funds to the tune of K14 million, can you clap for him. In the entire Copperbelt, Kapalala market is the biggest project being undertaken. So, there will be activities here soon this month because the President will be coming here. He wants to come and see the construction projects of roads and the market that are being undertaken here. He will also come and see the Annex that has been in construction for the last 15 years,” Lusambo said.
“Nalikwata ama markets ayali six kuno ku Kabushi. So, ba President balinmpela indalama ya ma markets kuno. So, mailo nali naba President nimbekata mwitoloshi ati nshaye paka mumpele ifyakutwala ku Kabushi. So, the President gave me K300,000. So, iyi K300, 000 tatulefwaya ukuiyangasha iyo, nalaileta apa nimikumbwishekofye. Ndefwaya system elyo Twala pelelamo shilya indalama. Yalaba ni system ya shani? Because ilya ya number one twalibapela bana market shabo. Nomba ba President besu niba lawyer. Unfweni, niba President, ba lawyer and Commander in chief of the armed forces kuti wamulila indalama shakwe? So, ine ndeunfwa umwenso, imwe mufwilefye mwabutuka. So, ine nshilefwaya ukuba mu problem because shilya indalama nga shaluba, naimwe bene mufwile mwaluba (I have six markets here in Kabushi and the President gave me some money. I was with the President yesterday, I grabbed him by the pocket and I told him I will not let you go until you give me something to give the people in Kabushi. And the President gave me K300, 000. So, I will just show you this money so that you are envious. But this money belongs to a lawyer, the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces so it cannot be wasted. If you lose that money, you also need to get lost).”
He said the money had to be accounted for because President Edgar Lungu could not be swindled.
“But we want to use proper systems to dish out this money. Because we cannot swindle the President, he is a lawyer, President and commander in chief of the armed forces, can you swindle him? So, I am scared and you should run away because if that money goes missing, you should also go missing. Imwe Ndechita report nomba apa! Mulefwaya muntanfishe inchito imwe ai? (I am reporting to the President now, do you want him to fire me?) Your Excellency sir, The President of Republic of Zambia, Commander in Chief of the defence force Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu. We came to you sir to lobby for Kapalala and the six markets for Kabushi constituency. And you responded so fast. The money which you gave us, this is the money sir, K300, 000. And the owners of the money they are here sir. We are just waiting so that we come up with a good system so that this money can be put to good use.”