Outspoken Zambian Voice Executive Director Chilufya Tayali has challenged President Edgar Lungu to immediately fire Agriculture Minister Given Lubinda for alleged corruption.
Mr Tayali has also challenged President Lungu to use his executive powers to also sack Food Reserve Agency Executive Director Chola Kafwabulula for allegedly conniving with Mr Lubinda to illegally export FRA Maize.
This follows the release of a damning dossier by Mr Tayali detailing alleged acts of corruption by Mr Lubinda and Mr Kafwabulula.
Mr Tayali said investigations by his organisation estimates that 720,000MT has so far been sold by the FRA and that a margin of K1,000 per MT is being charged dubiously resulting in total amount of 720Million going into people’s pockets.
He also alleged that Mr Kafwabulula directed the FRA Procurement and Finance staff to pre-sales order and pay for a state of the art, customs made Toyota VX 2016 Model Reg BAC 8676 in October 2015 at a cost of K1,526,865 without duties and other taxes way before his official company vehicle was due for replacement.
Mr Tayali demanded that President Lungu should take interest in these matters and save the Zambian people from further sufferings caused by his officials. Surely, appropriate action needs to be taken here sir.
He said Mr Kafwabulula is said to be enjoying a cordial relationship with President Lungu hence bragging that he is untouchable.
The Zambian Voice Executive Director also challenged Members of Parliament should revisit Mr Lubinda’s statement in Parliament and ask him why subsidized maize meant for Zambians was being exported.