Mineworkers of Zambia (MUZ) Roan Branch Chairman Stansilous Mwiimbe has refuted claims by Patriotic Front Roan MP Chishimba Kambwili that mines minister Maxwell Mwale gave the union officials K9 million during his visit to Luanshya mine last week.
Mwiimbe said the union official took great exception to Kambwili’s utterances adding that they are going to take serious steps to stop him from peddling lies about them, the mine and the people of Luanshya.
He said that the MP was aware that the some union officials were re-engaged on care and maintenance by LCM, while others were working for ZCCM-IH and were entitled to salaries and allowances and wondered why he chose to lie.
Mwiimbe said the alleged K9 million purported to have been given to them by the mines Miniister was actually their monthly subsistence allowances of K1 million each from ZCCM-IH.
He accused Kambwili of trying to champion the issue concerning the opening of the mine when not adding that the former miners know that government was seriously addressing the matter.
He said the union officials have been pushed to far and had no choice but to spill the beans about Kambwili’s unbecoming behavior.
Kambwili accused mines minister Maxwell Mwale of corrupting the union officials with K9 million so as to dissuade the former miners from demonstrating over the new investor for the Luanshya mine.