LCC collecting K600m from station getting rid of MMD cadres: Now PF youths demand jobs form LCC
PATRIOTIC Front (PF) Lusaka youths have called on the Lusaka City Council (LCC) to employ young people in bus stations.
Recently, LCC revealed that it is now collecting K600 million per month from Intercity Bus Terminus after MMD cadres, who were allegedly interfering in operations of the station, vacated the premises.
PF Lusaka Province youth chairman Kennedy Kamba said the council is now operating freely in bus stations because PF youths have heeded the directive by party secretary general Wynter Kabimba for them not to interfere in such operations.
“My concern is that not long ago, the council did not manage to collect this huge amount of money. But with the coming of PF into government, the council is managing to collect this money.
“Therefore, I am urging the Lusaka City Council to consider employing the same youths who are helping to control the situation in different bus stations. These youths have contributed to creating sanity at bus stations, which the commuters are appreciating,” Mr Kamba said.
He said the local authority should reward the youths for their efforts by employing them.
Meanwhile, Mr Kamba has appealed to Minister of Lands, Energy and Water Development Christopher Yaluma to give back the agency of issuing offer letters for land to LCC.
The local authority’s land agency was revoked by then Minister of Lands Gladys Nyirongo following controversies over land allocation in the city.
But in a dramatic turn of events, Reverend Nyirongo, who spoke tough on corruption in land allocation, was later jailed for abusing her authority of office.
Mr Kamba said giving back the agency to LCC will help reduce land wrangles in Lusaka.
“The move will bring about transparency and accuracy and will help curb corruption in the allocation of land in the city,” he said.
And Mr Kamba has joined calls for the lifting of former President Rupiah Banda’s immunity from prosecution so that he can clear his name over several corruption allegations.
He advised former leaders who served in the MMD government not to cry foul over the PF government’s stance on corruption.
Mr Kamba said the PF government’s intention is to ensure stolen public resources are given back to the people.
[Zambia Daily Mail]