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Youths who failed to pay back loans will be arrested-Kambwili

Economy Youths who failed to pay back loans will be arrested-Kambwili

MINISTER of Youth and Sport, Chishimba Kambwili, addresses a developmental meeting at Kawawa Primary school in Kasenengwa constituency in Chipata on Wednesday
MINISTER of Youth and Sport, Chishimba Kambwili, addresses a developmental meeting at Kawawa Primary school in Kasenengwa constituency in Chipata on Wednesday

Youth and Sport Minister Chishimba Kambwili says members of the seventeen youth groups in Eastern province that have failed to pay back loans amounting to K331, 000 from the Youth Development Fund will be arrested.

Mr. Kambwili has told Qfm in an interview that similar action will be taken against any youth group in the country that fails to pay back the loans.

He says government will use the 17 youth groups as an example in order to send a warning to other defaulting youth groups.

Mr Kambwili adds that government will put stiff measures in place to ensure that only youth groups that qualify access the funds to avoid cases of default.

He further states that he has directed officers in his ministry to compile a list of those that have not paid back the loans country wide so that necessary action can be taken against them.

Mr. Kambwili says youths accessing funds under the youth development fund should realize that there are other youths willing and waiting to access the funds and government will not tolerate any misuse of the funds by those who access the funds.

He notes that failure to pay back is a major setback to the country’s economic growth, stating that youths who access the funds are expected to contribute to job creation, reduction in high levels of poverty as well as contributing to the economic growth of the country.

And Mr Kambwili has implored the people of Kaoma district to reject politics of tribalism.

Drumming up support for PF candidate, Rodgers Lingweshi yesterday at Kazabami Village in Mangango Constituency, Mr Kambwili appealed to the electorates of Mangango to embrace one another.

Mr Kambwili, who is also Youth and Sport Minister, castigated the opposition UPND leadership for describing the ruling party candidate, Mr Lingweshi, as a ‘poor man’ because it is poor people that ushered in and voted for the PF Government into power in 2011.

The minster warned the voters to be careful because some leaders may be rich through practicing Satanism.

Mr Kambwili urged the people of Mangango Constituency to support the PF government if they are to see meaningful development.

Meanwhile, PF campaign member, Bonnie Tembo, in a telephone interview advised the UPND candidate, Godwin Putu, against talking ill of President Michael Sata.

Mr Tembo appealed to Mangango electorates to invest their votes in PF and not to worst their ballots on voting for the opposition candidates who are of ‘no-match’ Mr Lingweshi.

The people of Mangango will cast their ballot box on August, 19, 2014.

23 COMMENTS

  1. Kambwili this is desperation at its worst. Why arrest the youth for K2000 each while leaving Mmembe and Nchinto who borrowed billions.

    I urge the youth in Magongo to accept the money and bribes from PF Not loans and vote wisely for UPND.

    • hahahahahaha! i think am starting to like kambwili……. he empowers youth then he arrest them,,, thats morden economic development according to St. Kambwili!!!! maybe he is competing with miles Sampa…. hahahahahahah! you just have to love kambwili,,,,,,, he almost arrest that lefu from ethiopia

    • Kambwili is the fourth biggest f00l after leaderof the provincial pack, wanzelu and australian monkey (engineer)

      its not necessarily criminal for any business venture to failure and youths must not be threatened with arrests.

      find a more civil way to collect the money owed

    • Have all the procedures of Debt management be exhausted.
      Hang on ,is that Ndobo up there?
      He has finally come outta of his hiding.
      The Extremists of Boko Haram JJ,DOBO,OPUSA,Chibolya ENG

    • Arresting the loan defaulters is not a solution naiwe chi Kambwili! Use your big head and thick neck to think!

  2. How they insulted us when we wrote on this blog when we questioned what criteria this BUFFOON was using to qualify individuals for these selfsame loans and why he was in the forefront to handout these loans.
    I’m afraid this should be written off as bad debt as a result of reckless incompetent lenders…another loss to the taxpayer’s.

    • JAY JAY, WHEREVER YOU MAY GO- TO THE WESTERN OR EASTERN COUNTRIES THERE WILL ALWAYS BE DEFAULTERS OF SOME KIND. ALMOST IMMEDIATELY ZAMBIA GOT INDEPENDENT ALL THE MINISTERS AND OTHER POLITICIANS WERE GIVEN LOANS FOR FARMS. UP TO TODAY NO ONE PAID BACK THOSE LOANS. THERE WAS NO PUNISHMENT METED OUT. THERE WAS AMAYENDELE. THIS ATTITUDE MUST BE BROUGHT TO A HALT BY ARRESTING THE DEFAULTERS TO FACE PROSECUTION AND SENTENCING TO SOME YEARS IN PRISON FOR EVEN WOULD-BE DEFAULTERS TO LEARN A LESSON. SIMILARLY, THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS WERE SPONSORED BY GRZ. THOUSANDS NEVER RETURNED BACK AFTER COMPLETION OF THEIR ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES. THIS IS FRAUD AND MUST BE DISCOURAGED BY JAIL SENTENCES.

    • If you only knew how much it costs to prosecute someone and then imprison them they amounts involved…do not blame the lucky PF youths for BUFFOON Kambwili inability not to carry out due diligence…didn’t we WARN you that micro-financing is too risky? Did we not advise you to involve NGOs who prudently run such Youth projects? You are the SELFSAME arrogant people who criticise us for questioning these empty tins then 12 months down the road you come to your sense; when the taxpayer’s money has evaporated. This is no different to that silly project of creating an airline… which we cost us dearly 12 months down the road.
      Wake up and turn off your Caps BUTTON!!

    • @ Peter, About Zambian students trained abroad who never returned to zed, I would like to let you know that I’m one of those who were sponsored by GRZ and decided not to get back home. The reason is very simple: After graduation GRZ refused to prepare a return air ticket and baggage allowance through their competent embassy officials – they couldn’t keep the terms of the contract signed between them and me. They started playing it the Zambian way, mailo, mailo as if it was a kantemba failing to pay kaloba. I applied for a post in a research institute up here and was picked without hesitation and was offered a resident permit. It’s not that I’m unpatriotic but that, the people in the system don’t have Zambia in their hearts. They lost a graduate (pst) who couldhave contributed much to…

  3. Iwe Kambwili stop yapping….even in the first place when you were giving these bastards loans you knew very well that they wont pay. Nomba what are you saying now? Do you want me to honestry remind you Kambwili that ALL these youths are PF cadres and you were in the fore front of screening the list who should qualify for the loan. You are just politicking Kambwili!

  4. where is the quote and’quote’ for that. or else Kambwili even today he said he can be arrest-able human being today and right now for Zambia

    • I read this from left to right, then right to left and up and down. Then I tried to translate it into Zambian language but still I don’t get it. What’s up man?

  5. An empty threat: a contract between parties never becomes a criminal matter (an arrestable matter) when one party fails to honor his or her obligation. The matter will always remain a civil one. So youths keep smilling because Kambwili can’t arrest you here.

    If next time he tells you ‘all trespassers will be prosecuted’ tell him to go to hell also because trespass is a civil matter and not a crime and so can’t be prosecuted. Osamuyopa, he is an empty baloon.

  6. How starting with politicians and senior government officials who have milked this country dry from paying themselves hefty allowances, giving themselves contracts and stealing from the government coffers!

  7. We have advised these youths not to pay until pf sort out the DBZ issue with Mmembe and Nchito period. You first arrest those two *****s before you threaten these young people you promised mire money before elections.

  8. Give these loans to individuals not groups. no group of people can share a vision. only one person knows a vision. even if he/she shares that vision it will not be shared well enough. grouping people on a vision is recipe for failure. stop paying lip service to empowerment. Let individuals own the risks, glory and failures about these loans. then you can hold them accountable

  9. The fruits of patronage – less money in the pockets of the underprivileged majority. Meanwhile our Ukwa Charles Katongo Kays can enjoy his hefty salary without doing any work except swearing in relatives and Bembas for less than an hour in forty days!

  10. This is the result of not doing things right. Before giving out these loans Kambwili should have first put in measures to train the youth and set up proper offices to see these youths put to good use the monies(Supervisory offices). You can see that no proper ground work was done prior to giving out loans. Kambwili please swallow this pill and learn what other countries do in regard to such loans. We are just a failed state to say the least. With Kambwili’s caliber awe sure.

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