BUTTYSON KANDIMBA, Solwezi
PATRIOTIC Front (PF) youths in North-Western Province have warned expelled PF Roan member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili to stop bringing the name of President Lungu into disrepute through his unwarranted attacks on the head of State and his government.
PF provincial vice youth chairman Jackson Kungo said in an interview yesterday that the party in the province is saddened by the conduct of Mr Kambwili aimed at tarnishing the name of President Lungu and the party in general.
Mr Kungo said Mr Kambwili is a bitter man after he was dropped from his ministerial position and his subsequent expulsion from the ruling party.
“It’s very sad to hear from Honourable Kambwili attacking His Excellency Edgar Chagwa Lungu and his officers that they are corrupt,” he said.
He has since appealed to Zambians not to take statements from Mr Kambwili demeaning President Lungu and his government seriously as he is doing so out of frustration.
“Honourable Kambwili must tame his tongue and mind his language because Kambwili has been in the government employed by His Excellency Edgar Chagwa Lungu and if he knew all these things before he was fired, why didn’t he tell the people of Zambia?” Mr Kungo said.
He said it is sad that Mr Kambwili is peddling lies about President Lungu and his administration in order to attract public sympathy and gain political mileage.
“People of Zambia should not take Kambwili seriously because he is just trying to gain political mileage out of his lies,” Mr Kungo said.
He has advised Mr Kambwili to report any suspected corruption against the head of State and his aides to the Anti-Corruption Commission if he has credible evidence so that the cases are prosecuted.
“We ask Kambwili to respect the President Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu and if he has evidence of corruption, he was supposed to go to the ACC rather than trying to disrespect the presidency in public,” Mr Kungo.
On Friday, during a press briefing at his Woodlands residence in Lusaka, Mr Kambwili alleged that there is too much corruption in Government.
And Kabwe district PF chairperson Richard Bango has challenged all councillors in the region to actively participate in deliberations during full council and committee meetings, reports CHAMBO NG’UNI in Kabwe.
Mr Bango was reacting to concerns by Kabwe mayor Prince Chileshe that some councillors do not participate in deliberations during council meetings.
“There are some councillors that have not spoken since we were elected. We are all called to serve the people and not to be passengers,” Mr Chileshe said during a full council meeting last month.
Mr Bango said Mr Chileshe was right to counsel councillors to take full council and committee meetings serious because they are representatives of the people.