Copperbelt province Minister Bowman Lusambo has refuted claims that he owns 17 plots in Ndola. Mr. Lusambo has since appealed to the people spreading such information to report him to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for the commission to take legal action.
Responding to some telephone calls when he featured on Ndola based SUN FM radio program this week, the minister said that if it is true that he owns the said plots he is ready to resign as Copperbelt minister and Kabushi Member of Parliament.
The minister stated that after the investigations are conducted and the allegations are proved to be true he is ready to resign from his duties because he will not be fit to serve the Zambian people.
“I want to challenge those people who are spreading such information to go and report this issue to ACC and to the Police commissioner and if these allegations come out to be true I am ready to resign as Copperbelt minister and as Kabushi Member of Parliament,” he said.
Mr. Lusambo has urged people who are in the habit of spreading false information without evidence to desist from doing so because they are alarming the nation. The minister has also challenged the Ndola City Council to ensure that illegal land allocations are dealt with.
Mr. Lusambo added that whenever there are illegal land allocation issues in the province it’s always Ndola City Council who are involved. He further said as the provincial Minister he always gets embarrassed that Ndola City Council is always mentioned in illegal land allocation adding that as if it’s the only council in the province.
Mr. Lusambo further stated that the province has 10 Councils and out of these NCC is the one which is active in terms of illegal land allocations. He has since challenged the Ndola City Council Mayor and the Town Clark to be on top of these issues and make sure that they bring sanity at the council.