The following article is an allegation sent to Lusakatimes and has not been proved to be factual
I was part of a team of experts that was put together to evaluate the tender process of both crude oil and finished products. Below were the
recommendations from the technical committee that were put together by PS George Zulu.
(1). That Dalbit Petroleum be given the tender for supplying finished products as it emerged top in terms of cost, insurance and freight
tendering for diesel at US$1, 191.28 per metric ton, and petrol at US$1,372.46 translating to a weighted average of USD/MT 1207.43
against the second best bid from Agipol Africa which tendered for diesel at US$1, 261.01 and petrol at US$1, 367.45 with weighted
average of USD1270.50.
The difference between Dalbit and Agipol, the second best bidder, is USU$ 15 million. And the difference between the Dalbit and IPG, the third second bidder is US$54 million
Unfortunately, Winter Kabimba went to the president yesterday and complained that his report would be rendered useless if government went ahead to award a tender to Dalbit Petroleum.
For your information, the committee of the Kabimba inquiry was composed of Kabimba’s relatives and in laws save for Guy Phiri who was representing the interests of one of the competitors of Dalbit.
As for Kabimba, he was on the payroll of Trafigura whose local agent in Zambia is no other than Dr. Rajan Mathani. Mathani, since he was given
back Finance Bank, has been frequenting State House and very close to Kabimba.
The report of Winter’s investigations was meant to malign possible bidders in the tender procedure and thereby pave way for his sponsors.
Mathani is back and Sata has to be very careful with Winter whom he has underrated.
On a sad note, president Sata yesterday instructed officials from ZPPA to remove Dalbit from the list and announce that Trafigura, which
will be locally run by Mathani, has won the tender to supply finished products when it was number six for both crude and finished products.
This means that Zambia will be losing between K350 billion and K400 billion every year.
This excludes subsidies.
The question is why has the president intervened? Why should the country lose so much money in order to satisfy one Winter Kabimba and
his pay master Mathani?
As a matter of fact, Kabimba and George Chellah has been receiving cuts from companies that want to see the president in the name of donating to the party.
George Chellah is responsible for organizing meetings at State House and when Kabimba gets the money, he is given something.
Please let the country know before the announcement is made tomorrow on Monday.