Patriotic Front leader Michael Sata has written to President Rupiah Banda demanding thorough investigations into the alleged payment of K3.5 billion to vice president George Kunda’s law firm.
In a letter to president Banda dated 18th January, 2010 and copied to Mr. Kunda made available to QFM Today, Mr. Sata says in the case of Development Bank of Zambia vs. Sun Pharmaceutics limited which was represented by Mr. Kaunda’s law firm, the court made an order to the effect that parties to the proceedings shall bear their own costs.
Mr. Sata however says contrary to the court order, the Ministry of Finance has now paid to George Kunda and Company from the treasury the sum of K3.5 billion as legal costs.
He adds that the record of payment is available at the Ministry of Finance and Development Bank of Zambia.
Mr. Sata says it is a joke and a scandal for whatever justification one may wish to offer that in a country where more than 80% of citizens are unemployed and go without food government can pay one law firm the sum of k3.5 billion of public funds with impunity.
And Mr. Sata says that though his party is not participating in the national constitutional conference, he will see to it that a right constitution is made for the people of Zambia.
Mr. Sata has since maintained that the only way Zambia will be able to usher in Presidents in the country is through the 50 1 voting system.
He was speaking today on QFM during a special interview.