Red cross vehicle impounded on suspicion of belonging to a political party finally released
Police in Livingstone yesterday released a hired white Mitsubishi canter from Lusaka registration number AEL 409 that was impounded by police in Livingstone on 24th February 2013.
The vehicle that was hired by the Zambia Red Cross Society Lusaka branch was carrying 45 bicycles meant for distribution to the Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) care facilitators for both Kazungula and Sesheke districts.
Red Cross Project officer for Kazungula branch Moono Mutambwa disclosed the development to ZANIS in an interview yesterday.
Mr. Mutambwa mentioned that the vehicle was also carrying boxes of school shoes for the 430 OVCs that are under the support of Red Cross for both Sesheke and Kazungula districts as well as T-shirts for the volunteers.
He said the police officers who impounded the vehicle thought the items belonged to one of the political parties taking part in the deferred Livingstone bye-election and was earmarked for distribution to bribe the electorates in Livingstone.
Mr. Mutambwa charged that after investigations, it was discovered that the items in question were meant for Red Cross’s distribution to the OVCs in the named two districts.
Meanwhile, Mr. Mutambwa managed to distribute 15 bicycles to the OVC care givers in Kazungula yesterday while the 30 bicycles went to the beneficiaries in Sesheke district in Western Province.