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Mulusa rubbishes media reports on Solwezi visit

MULUSA

CHIMWEMWE MWALE, Lusaka
SPECIAL assistant to the President for projects monitoring and implementation Lucky Mulusa has dismissed some online media reports suggesting that he had allegedly failed to mobilise political support ahead of President Lungu’s recent visit to Solwezi.
An online media published a story alleging that President Lungu has blamed North-Western Province minister Dawson Kafwaya and Mr Mulusa for allegedly failing to mobilise political support.
But Mr Mulusa said in a telephone interview from Italy yesterday that the reports are “false and strange” because he has been out of the country for about a week.
Mr Mulusa said he has not met President Lungu in the past one and half weeks and wondered when the head of State had sanctioned him to undertake the purported mobilisation.
“To begin with, at the time the President [Lungu] left for Namibia [on Tuesday August 25], I was not in Lusaka, I was on the Copperbelt Province. When he came back from Namibia [Thursday August 27], I left for Italy on Wednesday [August 26].
“I have not met the President in the last one and half week, so I do not know when I organised what they are talking about and which Mulusa they are referring to because I have been in Italy and not in Zambia for the past one week,” he said.
Mr Mulusa said he is a professional civil servant and does not engage in political activities.
He challenged those accusing him to verify his presence in Italy with the Zambian mission in that country and further authorised this author to publish his mobile phone number +393421915057, which he is using while in Italy.
“I am here on official business and this was sanctioned by the President [Lungu], so I don’t know how I could have divided myself. People must also know that I am a civil servant and I don’t involve myself in political activities,” Mr Mulusa said.



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