Lusaka Province Deputy Permanent Secretary Bright Nundwe confers with Rainbow Party President Wynter Kabimba during the burial of the late former Chongwe District Commisioner Charles Mwambi at memorial park
Lusaka Province Deputy Permanent Secretary Bright Nundwe confers with Rainbow Party President Wynter Kabimba

The shortage of fuel in the country has been caused by corruption which the Patriotic Front (PF) Government has no political will to end corruption, Rainbow Party president Wynter Kabimba has said.

But Energy minister Christopher Yaluma said he will not comment on Mr Kabimba’s accusations which were his opinion.

“If Mr Kabimba has accused us of being corrupt in the oil industry that is his opinion and I cannot comment on his opinion,” he said.

Mr Yaluma however maintained that the fuels shortage which had characterized the country was just a temporarily disruption in supply line.

He said Government has directed Energy Regulation Board to carry out snap surveys at Oil Marketing Companies as well as filling stations and bring to book those who may be unnecessarily hoarding fuel.

But Mr Kabimba charged that some PF officials were beneficiaries in the irregularities, which had become prevalent in Zambia’s oil industry.

Mr Kabimba told Daily Nation that the problems of fuel, which has characterized the country was discovered when he chaired the Energy Regulation Board Commission of inquiry in 2012 to 2013.

He said his commission of inquiry revealed a lot of irregularities in the oil industry in Zambia starting from issues of procurement and the tender processes.

He said the issue of middlemen in procuring fuel was identified as the biggest problem in the oil industry in Zambia and wondered why the PF Government had developed cold feet in addressing the oil challenges.

“It is because many of them have become beneficiaries in the same pitfalls and irregularities, which are, prevalent in the oil industry. There is a lot of corruption relating to oil procurement,”

Mr Kabimba said it was clear for him that the only reason why the PF had not taken steps to deal with the issues that were identified at that time was because those that were involved have been acting by the culture of corruption.

He said it would take another Government to move away from that culture of corruption to deal with the current situation, which he described as the major problem, adding that what was at the core of the fuel problem was corruption and that cancer must be dealt with.

“There is no political will in PF Government to do it, like I have said the PF has been befallen by the culture of corruption. The same culture that we condemned in the MMD?” Mr Kabimba said.

Mr Kabimba alleged that the alliance was coming from their commonalities between the MMD and the PF.

“We identified these problems when there was still MMD so it surprises me that now there is an alliance between the corruption we condemned and those that condemned that corruption,” he said.

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32 COMMENTS

    • Crude oil import is full of corruption. Middlemen make upwards of 20% that is shared between Ministry of Finance Officials, President, Minister of Energy.

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    • ACC shall investigate the award of insurance contract to ZISC that had 200% more premium quoted than Professional Insurance. Who is sharing 200% more premium?Cancel the import of crude oil and insurance contracts. ZISC is rotten to the core. They are the biggest conduit to externalise millions of dollars that are shared between ZISC Executives, ministry officials and reinsurance brokers. Whole thing stinks.

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  1. While the Minister’s words do not reflect sufficient leadership and responsibility, it is very hard to trust your words Wynter looking at the corruption allegations that were levelled against you in the same fuel procurement contracts.You were PF to the core and one wonders why you didn’t push for reforms in fuel procurement and when you were summoned by the Anti Corruption Commission(ACC) you chose to go with Party cadres to intimidate the ACC.Now you think we have forgotten?A different party is an alternative to PF but not your rainbow – at least not in the immediate term!

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  2. Winter joker. If anything to go by Mr Kabimba you are the worst in corruption. Do you forget how you corruptly pushed RDA to award the kitwe-chingola road project to your legal clients, Sinohydro. You now seem to be bribing the post to float your name on the headline nearly everyday. You are wasting your time.

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  3. Mr Kabimba should tell Zambians why the Report of ERB Commission of Inquiry which he Chaired has never been made public. The findings of corruption which he is referring to will forever remain in his exclusive mind as along as that Report is not made public.
    Mr Kabimba please tell the Nation why your Report has never been made public. Is it because you discivered that your Report is full of lies and was therefore scared of being exposed by the real experts ? Otherwise why would the Report not be released after spending public money on your commissioners who included two of your brothers in marriage ? Please make that report public or just shut up .

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  4. why can’t some of you bloggers get it? the man is plainly talking about the rampant corrupt elements that Edgar has embraced & you’re busy commenting with hatred towards a this seemingly sensible opinion? Get a life!

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  5. It’s only HH who can bring sanity in Zambia’s government system. Wynther should be the very last person to complain because he is party of this problem. He was SG and minister in this pathetic front(PF),until yesterday,and now he thinks we can trust him.

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  6. Id10t iwe ka Kabimba!! Just keep quiet!!how i wish you knew how most of us voters dislike you and tribal HH!!!you will never rule Zambia so keep on dreaming!!!plus you must start taking part in by elections so that we voters show you how unpopular you’re on the ground!!!PF WILL COLOPA U ALL IN 2016 AND BEYOND!!!

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    • Kabimba knows more about this and he is talking sense, but only after kicked out of power. He has been given all tender documents on import of crude and insurance contract awarded to ZISC at 200% more premium than what was charged by Professional Insurance. ACC shall move in.

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  7. Yes PF will colopa them all ie HH and ba Wynter. Do yu think its easy to form a party and win elections. Ask Sata as for hh, he has never formed one only inheriting.
    HH is just like a vulture which waits for dead bodies

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    • You lie bad. HH has been behind UPND since it’s formation. he bought the first car that UPND had. Mazoka and others were the face while HH was the brain behind. I’m not saying that the people referred to as face had no brains but that as much as he could not be seen and associated with UPND in order to protect his business interests, he was very much one of the pillars of UPND.

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  8. Kabimba should just keep quite on oil and corruption in Zambia. He is reminding us of his visit to DEC with cadres. Very arrogant man. Please stand in 2016 so Zambian send you a message. Ask Nevers

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  9. This thing corruption! It is everywhere. My trepidations are hardly appreciated by people that can afford to get a job without fighting for it. It was so ridiculous, very ridiculous how some employers chose their questions. My thoughts were in a maze. I wondered why they asked to know who my parents and guardians were. Do my parents and guardians need to be known to prospective employers before I can be offered a job? Corruption; that’s what it is! . Office orderlies too, solicit small bribes in order for them to deliver my application letters to human resource managers. I live my life in a little book we call ‘Woman of my uncle’. Read my story in Woman of my Uncle available at PLANET Books Arcades, and Grey Matter bookshop at East Park Mall – Great East.

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  10. Kabimba you are an ***** en you should just keep quite! Do you think we have foegoten the Transfigura oil deal? Or are you complaining that the share you used to get someone is benefiting? You dull Lawyer made fake politician by late Sata should be the last human being on earth to talk about corruption. Infact you should have Sata (MHISRIP) to thank for saving your little human face thats if you have got one!l!!!

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  11. LOL. If you want to know how the hippo lives in water, ask the crocodile. Especially a crocodile that has just been thrown out of the pond.

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    • my point exactly; Kabimba is trying to justify himself yet he was one of the key players. anyone who can vote for him is not right in his head as he is a self oppionated person and he will bring all his PF tactics into play.

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  12. Which ever journalist was interviewing Kabimba is very dull. Why not ask more intelligent questions on his involvement in the oil procurement and why did he not push for changes while in government

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  13. Bt comrade kabimba its only last year wen u were in govment,meanwhile evrybdy in kitwe is happy wit lungu’s leadership

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  14. Khikiki….Troubled Wynter…yet he was in charge of the same procurement system and benefited greatly. In fact, some of the Rainbow Party mobilization resources are from the dame proceeds

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  15. When did the political will end in PF? A year, two, or three ago? Fu! Please don’t put butter on our faces, we are too smart for that.

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  16. KABIMBA = PF?LUNGU=PF! IF I APPLY MY LOGIC IT FOLLOWS THEREFORE THAT ; LUNGU=KABIMBA! THESE GUYS ARE SECTIONS OF MATERIAL CUT FROM THE SAME CLOTH. KABIMBA CAN NOT DISTANCE HIMSELF FOM PF FAILURE HE IS ONE OF THE ARCHITECTS OF PF POLICY. IT IS WORTH NOTING HOWEVER THAT HE IS BRAVE ENOUGH TO ADMIT THAT THE POLICY THEY CRAFTED ARE FAILING. KWACHA WILL BE AT $1 TO K8.15 (ZMW) BY END OF AUGUST. ONLY PERSON WITHIN PF STRUCTURE LEFT THAT HAS A CHANCE TO CLEAN UP IS GUY SCOTT and maybe GBM. THE REST USELESS OF USELESS.

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  17. As long as fuel is cheap it will always find its way in neighbouring countries. This will also happen to mealie meal once the price goes significantly down. If Kabimba has evidence let him avail it to authorities so that the rot is stopped. If he fails it means he is not a responsible person. Otherwise he is just politicking.

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  18. KABIMBA AND RAINBOW PARTY ARE AN OFF-SHOOT OF THE CORRUPT SATA’S PF PARTY. KABIMBA JUST CAME OUT OF PF YESTERDAY, AND I AM GLAD TO HERE HIM MAKE SELF CONFESSION THAT DANGEROUS CORRUPTION EXISTS IN PF GOVERNMENT. THE REASON WHY ZAMBIA CANNOT REALIZE REAL ECONOMIC GROWTH IS BECAUSE OF THIS SERIOUS CORRUPTION OUTBREAK IN LUNGU’S PF GOVERNMENT. ZAMBIANS SHALL CONTINUE TO SUFFER UNTIL THEY COME TO TERMS WITH THIS REALITY THAT ONLY A TONGA PRESIDENT CAN BRING DEVELOPMENT IN OUR COUNTRY AND MAKE ZAMBIA BETTER.

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  19. Why are you telling Kabimba to shut up? It is because you PF chaps are thieves and you do not want him to continue exposing what you were doing with him. He knows very well how You PF chaps are swindling the country. He dined with you, you chased him because he is not Bemba and expect more exposure as we go along towards 2016 elections. You do not want others to talk about how poor you are mismanaging the economy, poor agricultural policies, tribalism in appointments, stealing of roads construction money, poor health of your Presidents that have continued milking our coffers, and the Panga Culture you have started in the country? It takes a thief to catch a thief

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  20. SHUT YOUR KAMIMBYA RED LIPS,U FORM A PARTY OUT OF BITTERNESS AND U WANT TO STOP THINGS THAT U WERE DOING YOUR SELF,IF REALLY U ARE A TRUE LEADER,JUSTIFY HOW SENCEBLE IT WAS FOR U TO GO TO ACC WITH CANDARES.SURELY TODAY U WANT TO BE PRESIDENT,WHAT DO U TAKE ZAMBIANS FOR,TRY 2065,
    U ARE LIKE A DOG LEAKING ITS OWN WOUNDS,IN ORDER TO HEAR,
    ACTUALLY I JUST HATE YOUR BEHAVIOR ,

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  21. Kabimba isn’t lamenting on behalf Zambians as regards to the fuel shortage but to his own misfortunes that the source of his political funding has been severed.

    Kabimba and his cohorts aren’t sincere and are a bunch of disillusioned individuals who have self interest above the nation’s.

    The ACC and other security agencies need to fully investigate him on how he amassed so much wealth in three years.

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  22. IWE’ KA WYNTER!!
    You & the same Corrupt P.F, you are now condemning are Cut from the same cloth.
    You Only saw Corruption in P.F after Sata uprooted you from the Corrupt Gravy train.
    Never heard you complain that P.F, was corrupt, when You were busy filling your belly on the P.F. table.
    Keep Shtum!!

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