United Party for National Development (UPND) Hakainde Hichilema has charged that through taking advantage of the citizens, PF has failed to pay to the CAF for the live transmission of the under 20 games on ZNBC.
Mr Hichilema said the failure by the PF and its Leader, Mr Edgar Lungu is not only detrimental but also a day light robbery on Zambians who have been paying tax in form of TV levy every month.
“We demand on behalf the country that with immediate effect PF pays for the live transmission of the games because citizens have been compliant and if PF and ZNBC do not televise the games live, they must stop collecting TV levy as it is tantamount to theft,” Mr Hichilema said.
He said ZNBC is a public broadcaster and must not only be seen transmitting live political rallies that we understand up to date PF has not paid for when Zambians have been paying TV levy.
The UPND leaders said it is sad for PF leadership to continue globetrotting with a huge delegation around the world when part of the allowances they are spending could be spent paying CAF so that Citizens can enjoy the games.
He said ZNBC does not belong to PF but to Zambians and it must begin showing content that Zambians are pleased with and not PF political rhetoric.
“When collecting TV levy, ZNBC says when you pay it will show, we further demand that since Zambians have been paying let them pay CAF and televise the games live,” he said
Mr Hichilema pointed out that the failure by PF to pay CAF and televise the games puts our country on the international spotlight as certain bodies will not be taking us serious with such world activities of great importance.
He has meanwhile, congratulated the junior Chipolopolo boys for winning the first game and has wished them the best as they take on Mali today.