The Ministry of Health has distanced itself from a fake statement circulating on social media suggesting that it has cancelled tomorrow’s Independence Day celebrations.

Spokesperson Maximillian Bweupe has since urged the public to dismiss the statement with the contempt it deserves.
Dr Bweupe has further encouraged all media houses to ignore the statement bearing a fake name of the Spokesperson.
Zambians will tomorrow celebrate the country’s 53rd Independence anniversary.

Meanwhile Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba has warned the public against falling prey to people behind fraudulent e-mail messages and financial scams misusing the name of the Ministry and that of the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) to obtain money from unsuspecting individuals on grounds that they have been offered free motorbikes.

Mr Mushimba says the recent increase in deceptive schemes designed to defraud members of the public has prompted his Ministry to send a strong warning about any unsolicited e-mail or other unsolicited communications purportedly originating from, or implying an affiliation with, the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

He says the ministry does not send any unsolicited business communications to individuals neither does it operate through other agents nor endorse the activities of private institutions, or other public or private agencies.

Mr Mushimba states that the perpetrators of the scam are asking individuals to deposit a sum of K500.00 in a Standard Chartered Bank Account based in Tanzania and represent themselves as Ramadhan Mfaume of Real Time Transporters in Dar es Salaam and Daniel Mwila.

He says ministry, therefore warns the public against various form of cross-border fraud, advanced fee scams sent by e-mail or hard copy letter in which the ministry’s name has been fraudulently used to induce the members of the public.

This is contained in a statement issued by Ministry of transport and communications head of public relations Maimbolwa Mulikelela.

The MTC wishes to stress that it is neither the author of, nor in any other way associated with, such fraudulent activities of free motorcycles.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. The Vice President put it clear in Parliament that there will be no large gatherings in the city. Why is she always overruled by Presidential Aides.

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  2. Thought UPND rally was cancelled based on cholera alert. Kanyama is near the freedom statute, the venue of uhuru celebrations. People will gather in numbers for celebrations just like on a rally. Food will be sold and more handshakes. Exchanged. caught in the bitterness taste of your own medicine. Is there anything to celebrate about?

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  3. Kanyama compound has limited number of toilets and few water points.In short poor sanitation. Do you want to take thousand of people in such area when there is Cholera outbreak?

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  4. The PF government used the ministry of Health to cancel UPNDs gathering..how come the independence gatherings are still in place…I am tired of the fake Poor Fools

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  5. Imwe ba under5 army of fake news, the LKanyama rally was postponed due to cholera. The reason is that the rally was going to attract half of Lusaka, the whole of Dundumwezi and its surrounding regional areas, actually the crowds were to be much larger all independence celebrations put together, the mother of all rallues according to Stephen Katuka. Now did you want Dundumwezi and surrounding regions decimated by cholera, and before they see their own son in State House? But more importantly, did you want under5 to suffer the embarrassing and life threatening cholera? Remember that health wise under5 immunity is at his weakest having just been graduated from Mukobeko Nursery school for underfives.

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