IT IS very irresponsible and selfish for opposition leaders Mike Mulongoti, Nevers Mumba and Charles Milupi to request Donors to withdraw Donor Aid to Zambia because of Hakainde Hichilema’s incarceration says FDD Spokesperson Antonio Mwanza.
Last week, HH’s alliance partners appealed to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) not to fund “illegalities and people who will use their resources recklessly”.
Nevers Mumba, Mike Mulongoti and Charles Milupi of MMD, People’s Party and Alliance for Democracy and Development respectively, were speaking at a joint press briefing after HH was transferred from Lusaka Central Prison to Mukobeko Maximum Security Prison in Kabwe.
But an exasperated Mwanza had no kind words for his fellow opposition leaders and further called their actions as irresponsible outrageous and totally misplaced.
He said Donor Aid is meant to help the poor and it’s withdraw would affect millions of Zambians.
Mr Mwanza highlighted that Donor Aid cushions access of ARVS and all health facilities as well as water, sanitation and education.
He questioned how responsible leaders would trade the release of Hichilema at the expense of millions of Zambians.
Mr Mwanza added that the case of Hichilema was one before the courts and urged his fellow opposition leaders to allow for the due process of the law to take its course.
He went on to note that just because the trio could afford health and education care for themselves and their families, as leaders they needed to look above noses and remember that their call is to be of service to the people.