PF cadres petition President Lungu to fire Mulusa over his wheelbarrow remark

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National Planning and Development Minister Lucky Mulusa’s statement in which he likened the 42 fire tenders to wheelbarrows has gotten him into trouble.

This is because four PF members have written to President Lungu to press for Mr Mulusa’s sacking accusing him of breaching of cabinet collective responsibility.

They stated that Mr Mulusa has become “trigger happy” in issuing his statements adding that they can not have Ministers making a mockery of other Ministers hence abrogating provisions of the law.

The petition are now demanding that stern action to be taken Mr Mulusa is a nominated Member of Parliament.

The Petitioner have also requested that a Commission of Inquiry be instituted in order to establish whether the statement or action by Mr Mulusa could be prosecuted.

Below is the petition submitted to President Lungu.

TO: THE PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA – MR. EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU

AND

THE LEADER OF GOVERNMENT BUSINESS AND REPUBLICAN VICE PRESIDENT – MAMA INONGE MUTUKWA WINA.

PETITION FOR THE DISMISSAL OF THE MINISTER OF NATIONAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT – HON. LUCKY MULUSA.

PETITIONER:

Mr. Celestin Rocky Mambula Mukandila_Esq

Mr. Katimba Chisanga

Mr. Denis Bwalya

Mr. Benjamin Siwila

WE THE PETITIONER having being endowed by the Constitution of the Republic of Zambia with a responsibility of protecting the ideals and Objectives of Our Constitution as stated under Article 43(2)(a) as stated below:

Article 43(2) A citizen shall endeavour to—
(a) acquire basic understanding of this Constitution and promote its ideals and objectives;

WISH to condemn in the highest order the statement that was made by our Minister at a CIMA function circulating in video format on social media. It seems that our MINISTER has become so “Trigger Happy” in terms of issuing statements.

WE DO HEREBY REQUEST THAT THE MINISTER OF NATIONAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT BE DISMISSED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT FOR BREACH OF CABINET COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY AND SECTION 9(A)&(B) OF THE PARLIAMENTARY AND MINISTERIAL CODE OF CONDUCT ACT – CAP 16 OF THE LAWS OF ZAMBIA AS STATED BELOW:

S 9. A person holding Ministerial office shall not do anything that is inconsistent with
the principle of the collective responsibility of Ministers for the policy of the Government
and the conduct of its affairs, and in particular shall not-

(a) publicly contradict or disassociate himself from any policy adopted by
Cabinet;

(b) issue public statements criticising another person holding Ministerial office;

WE can not have Ministers making a mockery of other Ministers hence abrogating provisions of the Law. This in itself demands that stern action to be taken.

THE PETITIONER also wish to remind Zambians that a fortnight ago, the Minister of Local Government – HON. Vincent Mwale presented a Ministerial Statement in Parliament concerning the acquisition of Fire Tenders as was requested by the House.

IT IS WITH this background that we can not have a Cabinet Minister continue to be as such after mocking the credibility of fellow Ministers as well as the Leader of Government Business in Parliament – The Republican Vice President – Mama Inonge Wina.

FURTHERMORE, The Minister was in breach of the Article 114 of The Constitution of Zambia (Amendment) [No. 2 of 2016 which states:

114. (1) The functions of Cabinet are as follows:(2) Cabinet shall take collective responsibility for Cabinet decisions.

THE PETITIONER FURTHER wish to remind our Ministers that basic principles of public administration ought to be exemplary for they are a reflection of the Confidence that We the Citizens of this Country have in the administrative institutions of this Country as well as that of Cabinet.

FINALLY, The Petitioner wish to request that a Commission of Inquiry be instituted in order to establish whether the statement or action by the Honourable Minister Of Planing and National Development could be prosecuted.

A further term of reference be included to establish whether the Ministers’ (Hon. Mulusa) contradicting statement vis a vis the Ministerial statement that was made by Hon. Nkandu Luo – Minister Of Higher Education concerning UNZA State of affairs on Non payment of fees amounted to an abrogation of Cabinet Collective Responsibility.

WE AWAIT YOUR QUICKEST ACTION ON THE MATTER.

Yours Law abiding citizens

Mr. Celestin Rocky Mambula Mukandila

82 COMMENTS

  1. Zambia stinks of corrupt politics of personal destruction.Surely Mulusa is doing the right thing by putting Zambia’s interests ahead of his party’s narrow interests but these blind PF cadres can’t see it.

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    • Just this sentence makes me want to pill: “Petitioner have also requested that a Commission of Inquiry be instituted in order to establish whether the statement or action by Mr Mulusa could be prosecuted.”

      Instead, a sensible petition should have been : to petition for a request that a Commission of Inquiry be instituted in order to establish whether it was in order for government to buy such expensive FF trucks and if they had evaluated other options,

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    • We were expecting this yesterday.

      The repeating tragedy is that we all know that the person being hero worshiped is fallible, but he also knows this but plays along with the nonsense and somehow starts to believe in it. We also know that this is the worst form of boot licking and only benefits the hero and the worshipers.

      Just remember, LIES FLY FAST, BUT THE TRUTH HAS STAMINA.

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    • On this one I can say well done honourable Minister Mulusa. You have chosen to walk the least treaded path but you are not alone. I and many like minded people are with you. You have called a spade for what it is. Those firetrucks are not worth a $1 million each. Our moral fabric is rotten hence the useless petition.There will be many who have sold their souls to the devil who will support this petition but hold tight to your principles Hon. Mulusa. I salute you.

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    • Mulusa just demonstrated that not everyone in PF is happy with the way things are done. I have no doubt that Mulusa’s reasoning is what a lot of PF members are having but because of trying to remain relevant kuli bashi Tasila, they just keep quite.

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    • About a month ago or so there were rallies to press for Felix Mutati to be fired… now it’s Lucky Mulusa… who will be next? And how does that reflect on the leadership of PF???

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    • The man should be encouraged for telling the truth about those fire tenders and not condemned! Well said ba Mulusa, well said but more should be said on other issues such as maize floor price etc

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    • PETITIONER:
      Mr. Celestin Rocky Mambula Mukandila_Esq
      Mr. Katimba Chisanga
      Mr. Denis Bwalya
      Mr. Benjamin Siwila
      these petitioners who are they representing? themselves or the Zambian people?

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  2. HA…INSTEAD OF ASKING FOR A COMMISSION OF INQUIRY TO INVESTIGATE THE WHEELBARROWS??

    DUNDERHEADS!!

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  3. No voice of reason is allowed now in zambia!!!? U are not evening eating on their table – getting all personal and ur wondering why poverty is following you.

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  4. You don’t tell your neighbours how your wife dances in bed or how small the manhood of your husband. This minister should have found a better way to say so. It means mu PF is free for all.

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    • Are YOU allergic to the TRUTH? We need to call a spade a spade. What better way do you want him to express his views?

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  5. One honest sensible minister and the little party people start barking. We the Zambian people or should I say the sensible ones still want to know what happened in the purchase of those little inferior fire engines. Who are these party cadres ?

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  6. Tell those baboon’s that this is one of the many tenants of democracy …free speech ! The days of living under Kaunda’s dictatorships are long gone Lol

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  7. I thought they were asking for a commission of inquiry into the purchase of the fire engines! Some people have no decency at all and some of these will be in the fore-front parading during national prayers. Do they know God?

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    • So what? Give the names of Hakaivotela Humwine’s bodyguards, cooks, press aides, ass wipers. Its all Hahaha……

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    • @8, Chosen One, Whatever you meant by your comment, I am quite disappointed bcoz NAMES BY THEMSELVES DO NOT DEFINE CHARACTER UNLESS YOU MEAN WE SHOULD BE JUDGING PEOPLE BY THE NAMES,ETHNICITY, GENDER,RACE etc which are discriminatory. Your comments most of the time are spot on BUT THIS ONE….??

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  8. Dont just yap. ask gove to publish tender valuation report and see how many biddes participated and see the figures.

    u5 does not understand tender procedure. MOSI O TUNIA hotel had higher bidders

    . but u5 calculater boy rejected all the bids and picked his own lowest bid

    and shared southern sun hotel shares with his tribal chief. He thinks we dont know.

    just shut up

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    • Iwe theif here is the cost of those trucks….

      google.co.uk/amp/s/www.crawleyhappytimes.co.uk/new-state-of-the-art-fire-engine-for-crawley/amp/

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    • This understatement is a laughing matter, just ignore it.

      The truth is people have bought overvalued wheelbarrows for firefighting.

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    • Press red if this laughing matter used his bare hands to wipe his Azz.

      Press green if the laughing matter did not flash the toilet after use.

      Ignore this post if the laughing matter engaged himself in both scenarios mentioned above.

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    • google.co.uk/amp/s/www.crawleyhappytimes.co.uk/new-state-of-the-art-fire-engine-for-crawley/amp/…HAVE SEEN THEM, AWE SURE…These people think we are stupid

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    • Then pretend to pray during Lazy Lungu’s silly national day of prayers with his corrupt Bishops.

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  9. People like Mulusa are kind that we need in our society. They are ready to be fired for saying or doing the right thing, not those hero-worshippers who even worship nonsense.

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  10. Kkkkkkkkkk Mr MULUSA thank God you are man of substance and not a boot liker. You are different from Bowman Lusambo, Davies Mwila and Alexander Chiteme because of your education.

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  11. These people need to be taught what democracy is, Mr Mulusa is only expressing himself. Can you find something better to do please guys

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  12. They said ministers were not involved in the purchase of the fire engines, so which collective responsibility? Sometimes if you actually can think for yourself, you reach a point when perpetually defending the indefensible can no longer be bottled. Truth has a way of coming out in the end.

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  13. PF is luring CK back into PF on condition that he stops revealing corrupt deals under the Lungu govt.So to expel Lucky Mulusa will be counterproductive. Its better to privately tell him to stop it. We need unity among thiefs.Lets not wash our dirty linen in public. Lets eat quietly otherwise we will arm the Opposition.

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    • No wonder that Buffon did not have the guts to spill the beans on Saturday, yet this was highly anticipated.
      ECL scared him off with that punch ranting.
      CK has lost sympathizers after his failure to keep up to his promise. So take him back to PF !!!!
      We don’t want those who don’t honour their promises.

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  14. New fire Engine in UK costs between £300,000 and £400,000 so who are these people try to cheat. It’s really sad for our country Zambia.

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  15. PF chaps are a exciting lot…..Forgive them………
    let us love one another. Cadre calling for a Minister to be sacked. Are civil servants safe? Doesnt the Parliament have rules to deal with such issues? why don’t the PF cadres call for Bowman Lusambo and Jean Kapata to resign?
    Anyway the young man are speaking for recognition or probably hunger .

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    • Mulusa was deployed to government by the party and so the party can recall through the appointing authority.

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  16. Always misinterpreting things to attract the president’s attention. Why not approach Mulusa himself ?

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  17. Imwe bantu, l dont understand why all pipo havnt called for an independent vehicle audit by either ..kpmg or delloitte to verify the as it is vehicle value nd frm there move on to debate.

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  18. He will be fired after the so called day of National prayer and reconciliation. Firing him before this day would be tricky for Jameson.

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  19. Mulusa is very right..only those dull chaps can petition..is it because they are beneficiaries of the stinky corrupt deal..?viva Lucky..wheelbarrows for burying pf..lol

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  20. Silencing CK and Lucky Mulusa will not eradicate Corruption in the Lungu govt. The govt should adopt an Anti-Corruption Strategy in Zambia and leaders must lead by example. Lungu and his inner circles are now filthy rich in less than 3 years in Power. Lungu is now a multimillionaire so where did he get the money from if not from corrupt deal?Treasury Coffers are now empty becoz of rampant Corruption in Lungu’s govt. That doesn’t inspire confidence in his corrupt govt.

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  21. Mulusa is nothing an attention and identity seeking person who deserves to be fired instantly. HE ECL picked him from his political ichishala and has made him and he is insulting his government for tribal cousinship expediency. Ala abantu tabatasha. I know him way back in SA, he is like that and now he supporting bambuya bake.

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  22. PF its high time CADRES stop antagonizing ministers through so called petitions , the other day it was MUTATI, THEN NOW MULUSA , U GIVE THE PRESIDENT SO MUCH HEADACHE PLEASE, ECL DOES NOT ACT BASED ON A REPORT FROM PIPO HE DOES IT BY HIMSELF AT HIS OWN PACE

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    • Its the cadre who deploys members o government position. The cadre has the authority to recall a member from government who is serving personal and not party interest and agenda through the appointing authority HE ECL. No one in government is untouchable especially ministers.

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  23. The petition is ill-directed. If the petitioners were sensible, they would be petitioning the president to investigate the fire tender procurement. The evidence is that the fire tenders themselves do not look worth more than USD150,000 each. where did Grandview international buy them from and why did we use a middle man.? when were these equipment made.

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  24. Whats wrong with these cadres? The President not long ago stated clearly that he will not be pressurized by any quarters to dismiss his top civil servants and ministers. If one Lucy Mulusa made a comment on wheelbarrows does that warrant cadres getting emotional? There are better things to petition about not some one’s opinion.

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  25. Why not petition for a commission of enqury to establish if those wheelbarrows are worth the $1million price tag when we have advanced ones costing far less!

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  26. Even no one petitioned this hand picked Min. is not a factor definitely aza pyamo. He should learn when and where to speak certain issues.

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  27. He is entitled to his opinion.In this commentary he has stated his true opinion for sure & why would any one be intimidating him?I would have loved it if he was petitioned to be sacked for being silent about the tribal purge which is going on in all public institutions.Apparently theses when you mistreat an officer or employee from the hated region you earn yourself a promotion or salary raise.It is beyond disgrace.The human rights abuse is systematic and openly tribal

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  28. Lungu is a direct beneficiary in this fire tender corruption……that is why he is trying his best to avoid investigations …..the other day he told off opposition MPs who wanted the speaker to form an inquiry into this corruption…..lungu was given $5 million from this corruption.

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  29. Cabinet collective responsibility to steal does not make purchase of that kind of fire engine at US$1 Million dollars. It is wrong and unjustifiable. It is corruption and condemned whether my ministerial concurrence or the highest office in the land. Cabinet must take responsibility and explain to the taxpayer who is their employer as to why they could have approved expenditure that does not make sense! This corrupt government must be called to account, they cannot sweep this one under the carpet and carry on like nothing happened!

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  30. Hon.Lucky Mulusa is just being very frank. You PF Cadres (Mr. Celestin Rocky Mambula Mukandila_Esq
    Mr. Katimba Chisanga, Mr. Denis Bwalya and Mr. Benjamin Siwila) don’t be naive. Please, don’t try to defend your pay masters. Look at the quality of the so called Fire Trucks that worthy $42,000,000.00. And compare them to one of the Fire Trucks worthy $355,910.00 each manufactured by NAFFCO (www.naffco.com) which was among the 16 Bidders. Surely someone must be taken for a medical check up at Chainama Hospital to justify this rot – cancer. The exorbitant price CAN NOT be justified. For your own information those Fire Trucks can’t even cost $200,000.00 each. Are you really Zambians? Hon. Mulusa is just being real. For God’s Sake stay away from Hon.Lucky Mulusa. Be Patriotic!! NOT all…

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  31. Wonders shall never end!
    Instead of calling for a commission of inquiry to investigate the thievery surrounding the purchase of fire tenders these stupid fools are calling for a commission of inquiry to investigate Hon. Mulusa for correctly describing those wheelbarrows mistaken for fire tenders.

    My wife prepare your voter’s card.
    Sensitize all your relatives to vote wisely in 2021 otherwise should they make another mistake of voting back these thieves no more help from us.
    meanwhile i will be doing my part with my family members at the village.

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  32. Fipuba fyeka fyeka ati petitioners, there is no way one who is not a thief can support day light robbery for the sake of collective responsibility bakambwanga imwe.

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  33. Lungu has taken too long to clean up his Cabinet. If he is really serious about contesting the 2021 elections, then he needs to have serious minded Ministers to support him in his quest. A nominated member of parliament should know where his bread is buttered. Mulusa even in his private conversations is not with Lungu. He has grown too big even for his own good. He forgets who put him in that position. Lungu must clean up his act. There are people out there who will support his quest for 2021 but not Mulusa. If his shushushus are good they should have told him this long time ago.

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  34. Collective cabinet decisions? Did they not say cabinet was not involved in the purchase of the wheelbarrows? Cabinet policy issues? Is this a policy issue or an operational malpractice? Cabinet agreed to purchase fire engines but did not participate in the actual process of tendering and eventual procurement so anybody can mock this ridiculous pricing. @ Panongo you are the people who have let our country down by always looking at service to people as a buttered bread eating exercise. Mulusa had a life before this job to which he can return if you dont want him to work for you. What matters is how true to his country he was in his service. Not ifya kulaibila abantu or boot licking just to have a job. Thieves are not the problem the problem are those who watch them and do nothing about it…

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  35. Lucky Mulusa! I did not that we have people like you who are not afraid to speak your mind. If the president calls you or anyone else in the party just tell them your piece of mind and warn them that people are not fools. Great job.

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  36. Instead of petitioning the corrupt they’re want the one speaking against corruption to be prosecuted; this just shows you how corrupt PF is from head to toe

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