Government has described the late former Deputy Minister of Energy, Lameck Chibombamilimo, as a great contributor to democracy.
Chief Government Spokesperson, Ronnie Shikapwasha, told journalists in Lusaka today that the Government was grieved about the death of Mr. Chibombamilimo, who was also Mpulungu MMD Member of Parliament.
Mr. Chibombamilimo 49, died in Apollo hospital in New Delhi, India this morning (around 02:00 hours) after suffering kidney complications.
He was evacuated to India last month where he was to undergo a kidney transplant.
“As government we are very grieved that one of our Members of Parliament has passed on. He was a great contributor to democracy,” he said.
Lieutenant General Shikapwasha said Government was making arrangements to have the late Mr. Chibombamilimo’s body, transported back to Zambia.
He said Government will work with Parliament for burial arrangements.
He has since conveyed condolences to the late Mr. Chibombamilimo’s family and the entire Mpulungu constituency.
And MMD Spokesperson, Dora Siliya also confirmed the death of Mr. Chibombamilimo and said the party will however give more details on the MPs death once more information was availed.
“Yes I can confirm to you that Mr. Chibombamilimo, who was our MP (MMD), has died this morning in India where he was admitted” she said.
She said the MMD as a party is saddened with the death of Mr. Chibombamilimo.
Ms. Siliya has since sent a message of condolences to the family of the late Mr. Chibombamilimo.
Mr. Chibombamilimo was elected to Parliament in 2006 under the MMD ticket and served as Provincial Minster for Northern Province and also as Energy Deputy Minister before he was fired.