OPEN AND IMMEDIATE CHALLENGE TO MUMBI PHIRI AND THE PF GOVERNMENT
As UPND, we think it’s high time we finally put certain tired and boring debates to rest regarding malicious attacks on the UPND President Hakainde Hichilema and some of its leaders.
Critical among these are tired and now boring issues regarding his apparent source of his wealth and that of tribalism tag being labelled on the UPND.
On the issue of Mr. Hichilema’s source of wealth, as questioned by the opinionated and brash PF Deputy Secretary, Mumbi Phiri, we challenge her and the PF regime to report Mr. Hakainde Hichilema to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) with whatever information they may have.
And let the ACC make the findings public and let the law takes its course.
We also challenge Mumbi Phiri and PF government that similar investigations be also carried out about the sudden wealth of Mulenga Sata and others and its findings made public.
We further challenge Mumbi Phiri and the PF to institute investigations into the US$40 million over-pricing of the 2015 fertiliser contracts on which we have already written to ACC and the new Lusaka International Airport Terminal contract and also make its findings public. And also institute investigations on the award of the hunting concessions for 2015, where concessions were awarded on the basis that no lions and other big game cats would be allowed and only later to allow its hunting, thereby fundamentally altering the original terms of the hunting concessions tender.
We also expect investigations and it findings made public on the recent oil procurements contracts that have pushed the commodity way beyond the reach of majority poor Zambians.
On the other tired tribal issue, we challenge Mumbi Phiri to publish the entire list of late Mr. Michael Sata’s first Cabinet and the Members of Central Committee (MCC) and where they come from, as well as a full list of all key appointments such as Permanent Secretaries, Heads of Parastatals, Directors, and appointments at Zambian missions abroad.
The ball is now in your court. We are ready for this challenge, are you?
UPND Chairman-Information and Publicity