National Restoration Party (NAREP) National Youth Chairperson Medson Mugala has called on the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to arrest Chingola Member of Parliament Matthew Nkhuwa for political corruption.
Mugala said the Chingola Member of Parliament Matthew Nkhuwa had lobbied for donation for construction of a police post in Riverside but he later on bulldozed everyone so that the police post is built next to his biological sister Mrs Nyoni’s shop.
The NAREP Youth chairperson who revealed that there was once a break in at the same shop and has since accused Mr Nkhuwa that he wants to turn police officers into his personal security guards instead of employing security guards to man the shop.
Mugala noted that Mr. Nkhuwa has shown that he has no regards for anyone and he has even started building without a building permit from the Council.
The NAREP Youth chairperson wondered what type of a leader Mr. Nkhuwa was to want to abrogate the Law with impunity, a few months after being elected and noted that ACC does not even need to investigate this matter because Mr Nkhuwa has already started building without a permit and the building is on the plot of his late sister Mrs Nyoni.
“PF leaders must learn to serve the electorate not only their personal interests. In more cases than one, the electorate’s plea is shelved in preference to conditions at their expense”
“He has refused to heed advice from the community and council directive to set up a police post at an identified central place that would serve the interest of a larger population as opposed to the area he has chosen which is only serving his personal interests”
“Chingola ward has had a lifetime drought of a police station in Riverside. After 2016 general elections, many of us who aspired for elective office had ambitions of putting up a police station and a clinic at Council approved central places to conveniently service a population of over 10,000 of Riverside, Chingola central and Soweto”
“In a bid to fulfill his campaign promises, Mr Nkhuwa has forced his way by constructing a tiny police post at a site close to his sister’s shop, Mrs. Nyoni, which he built and stocked for her, may her soul rest in peace. This is a site that has no approvals from council and has no council seating minutes”
“This is an abrogation of local laws yet the law maker has chosen to go ahead with his construction while hiding in the guise of claiming it’s a community initiative by asking a few loyalists to make public contributions towards the construction, yet it’s intended to protect his property and home, which is so close to the site”
“As a concerned resident of Chingola, I strongly ask Mr Nkhuwa to show leadership by adhering to the people’s demands by putting up a police post that will centrally serve both the rich and poor”
“We need a police post that will be big enough to carter for large catchment area and not a structure that is just meant to serve individual interests and gallery of Sontapo. Leadership is about serving the people in need not fulfilling personal ambitions. ACC please come and arrest Mr Nkhuwa” Mugala said