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Govt is not negotiating with Gunvor & Trafigura till they hand over oaths of their proceedings-Yaluma

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Lands, Energy and Water Development Minister Christopher Yaluma.

Government has said that it should be given an opportunity to conclude talks with the two foreign firms Gunvor and Trafigura regarding a two-year contract for the supply of oil and refined fuel.

Energy minister Christopher Yaluma has said that government is not negotiating with the two companies on anything, not until they hand over oaths of their proceedings.

Mr. Yaluma said that once they are done, the matter will be presented to his office and a comment will be made.

On Monday, energy permanent secretary George Zulu disclosed that government was talking to Geneva-based Gunvor over the supply of 1.4 million tones of oil and Trafigura on the supply of diesel and petrol.

It is however alleged that the two oil companies government is planning to engage to supply of oil have been involved in corruption and unsound environmental practices, a matter that has made stakeholders to caution government against engaging the two companies.

Speaking to QFM News, Mr. Yaluma said that what is being done should not be pre-empted because government has not given a final report.

QFM

27 COMMENTS

  1. This govt is not serios. Who is in control Kashi twapata tell us. One minute you say this the next you change. Just admit you thought people could not give you evidence. Uncle google is the one, you ministry is caught with pants down.

    • Or the British conservatives – Yesterday made it 32 in 2 years. It’s a global thing :)

  2. And this government says it is allergic to corruption yet they want to entertain (award contract) “Trafigura” which has been involved in corruption and unsound environmental practices!!! Ba government learn to dig deeper in the history of companies you wish to award contracts and save us the embarrassment or perhaps you are also corrupt

  3. Does anybody know what is happening about the $2.5 billion oil pipeline from Angola? Difficult to keep with the FF party. Also anybody know how many cabinet and deputy cabinet ministers we currently have? I asked Ukwa but he says he does not know from day to day just like the number of districts depends on how he is feeling on a particular morning.

    • @ Chipuba Chenu mweka ba Kaseba! THAT PIPELINE IS A WHITE ELEPHANT. INDENI CAN’T PROCESS ANGOLAN CRUDE OIL. IT’S DESIGNED FOR MIDDLE EAST OIL. A NEW REFINERY NEEDS TO BE CONSTRUCTED FROM SCRATCH. SO ALL THOSE TRIPS BY MCS, KK, YALUMA ARE A WASTE OF TAXPAYERS MONEY WHICH COULD BE USED TO CREATE JOBS IN MPULUNGU.

  4. Number 4: the 2.5 M USD p/line will be a campaign issue. SO for now we shall do nothing just in case we run out of projects before 2016

  5. Just get some extremely good lawyers to nit pick and make it hard for whomever you wind up with to do anything other than supply a product at the best rate with all processes along the line transparent and compensatory measures for ‘naughtiness’. You will be hard pressed to find squeaky clean suppliers (pardon the oily joke) but there are those whose ethics and morality may be less questionable. Get damn good legalese speakers on the case as it should be and don’t get mugged :)

    • You make a very good point.

      ….only considering the kind of legal advice this government has been getting/taking it’s also a scary one!

  6. Who doesn’t know about conviction of TRAFIGURA for dumping TOXIC waste in west Africa??? what other evidence does this PF minister want?

  7. And before making political points – I am guessing some are unaware or have developed selective amnesia on how many ‘stinking’ contracts previous governments made with companies as distasteful but probably as hard to avoid as these :)

    • In my action adventure thriller world… Some evil empire building warlord is sabotaging the old in need of repair plant in order to benefit by getting his greedy compadres in to the supply chain. 

      In reality I haven’t the faintest clue :)

  8. let these sycophants do their homework before they come to a conclusion.it seems they dont know who,with whom and how to do business for the zedian population…the Poor Finishing government is getting it all wrong by not co-ordinating their ministries regarding tender procedures….grow up PF

  9. Its difficult to follow PF. They have no coordinated policies or thoughts. When u r moving left,they will say we didn’t say we go left. Double mindedness will keep this country at the same level

  10. PF swallow your pride…consult MMD even ubushiku…not all former MMD ministers are rotten…otherwise u will be worse than them pa last bakaamba!

  11. #9 Zambi-can.

    What happened to Indeni?

    Zambia incurrs huge loses in importing oil. That’s why no one else wants to do it. Politicians dont mind govt doing it as they easily hide the losses in the national treasury. Wake up, smell the coffee. The country is losing big money thru these oil imports. But the govt will not tell you.

  12. @they are not negotiating with the two companies on anything……lol.Then why should you be given opportunity to conclude talks .These theives cant even lie….rabbish.we know Kabimba has already received a big chunk from these companies for PF activities

  13. Good move minister. Better realise sooner and change course before its too late. Swallow you pride and do the right thing.

  14. please we don’t want this government to fail because of some corrupt ministers also investigate the land issue in mwembeshi were bishop John Mambo is involved with the former minister of lands.

  15. Ask HH for more options since PF knows only one company in the whole world. What is special about this company that they should even investigate? Why not simply move on? Obviously they have already agreed and are swimming in dollars tainted with corruption

  16. THEY R CHANGING MIND BECAUSE MMEMBE HAS SAID THE TWO COMPANIES R CORRUPT. THAT MEANS MMEMBE HAS NO SHARE IN THOSE TWO COMPANIES. HE WILL ENGINEER HIS OWN.
    MMEMBE & NCHITO AT WORK !
    BA WINA BA MAMBALA !

  17. This Govt is a complete farce, a failure and embarrassment to the Zambian people. The fact that blunder after error is all we are seeing simply confirms that there is no serious agenda for our Country. 9 months into Govt and the only beneficial policy announcement we’ve heard is that Zambia will buy fuel from Angola and look to build a fuel pipeline. The rest of their press statements is politiking and attacking opposition. What a state to be in.

  18. The comments from the Minister are just costmetics the two companies have already been awarded the contracts and looking at the urgency in the supply of oil there wont be any further delays. The two companies have skeletons in the cupboards. Even kids from a nursery school would dispute the statement. Why do politicians tell lies. PS Zulu poured water on the allegations against the two companies.

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