The President’s Special Aide for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda has maintained former vice president Guy Scott was behind the fuel crisis Zambia faced early this year.
Mr. Chanda says it is clear that at any given time, a country is supposed to have a minimum of 16 days of fuel stocks but that at the time that President Edgar Lungu assumed office in January this year, the country only had fuel supplies for one day.
He has told Qfm News by telephone that this means that if there were any incompetence, fraud or corruption behind the fuel shortage in the country at that time it must have taken place in the three months that Dr. Scott acted President following the death of President Michael Sata.
Mr. Chanda says having been the one in charge of the running affairs of the country Dr. Scott should answer the question as to whether these facts are in dispute or not.
He has wondered whether Dr. Scott can also dispute whether it is a fact or not that the current contract for supplying fuel in the country was signed when he was acting republican President.
Mr. Chanda says he personally does not see at what point the fuel shortage experienced early this year could have been the problem caused by President Lungu.
He states that President Lungu’s only involvement was to sort out the fuel crisis and which he did.
The President’s Special Aide for Press and Public Relations says for the fact that he deals with facts he is not bothered by Dr. Scott’s ranting about what he thinks of him.
He says this is because he knows very Dr. Scott’s complexes and what he thinks of indigenous Zambians and therefore his judgments do not trouble him.