Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services and Chief Government Spokesperson kampamba Mulenga
Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services and Chief Government Spokesperson kampamba Mulenga

Government has refuted media reports suggesting that parts of Luangwa and Kafue National Parks has been sold.

Chief Government Spokesperson Kampamba Mulenga said it is not right for UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema to mislead the public by stating that government has sold the two National Parks.

Ms. Mulenga said contrary to Mr. Hichilema’s unfounded and malicious allegations, Government has no intentions, now, or in future, to sell any national park because of their nature as national trophies and heritage.

In an interview with Journalists in Lusaka yesterday, Ms. Mulenga Who is also Information and Broadcasting Services Minister said just like corruption allegations, the rumours being peddled by the opposition leader are only calculated to derail and slow down Government’s zeal to fulfil the promises it made to the people in 2016.

She, however, said Government will not relent in its efforts to deliver development to all parts of the country.

And Ms. Mulenga has called on all well-meaning Zambians and civil society organisations to denounce the tribal talks being perpetuated by some politicians.

Ms. Mulenga further stated that tribal talk has no place in Zambian politics because it has the potential to cause chaos and divide the country.

Reacting to Mr. Hichilema’s allegations of tribalism in the employment process of staff at the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) at a media briefing over the weekend, Ms. Mulenga said Zambians must rise and condemn tribal talk and demand that politicians tell state what they will do better than the current Government as opposed to ‘divisive political talk’.

She said Zambians have for a long time now co-existed under the One Zambia One Nation motto and that no one should attempt to divide them by making unfounded allegations.

The Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services has since called on Zambians and the civil society to take a proactive stance in condemning the tribal talk which President Edgar Lungu equally does not condone.

Meanwhile, Ms. Kampamba has reiterated that government will continue using ZAFFICO as the legal exporter of the Mukula tree, and not any other channels because it is the only institution mandated by law to oversee the country’s forests.

“It is false to allege that ZAFFICO is being used as a conduit to illegally export Mukula logs by Government because the institution is established by an Act of parliament to oversee the forests,” she said.

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  1. Iyo HH has really put you under pressure. Well done HH. Now Kampamba can you tell your boss to respond to the corruption charges. Don’t tell me there is no proof, he admitted in an audio message we just need to know what action he will make starting with himself at the top.

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    • As for tribalism, come on now lets be serious, how many Ministers in Lungu’s Cabinet are from Southern Province? He had a chance to nominate at least one from his 8 allowance. How many Northerners and Easterners are in key government and diplomatic positions? i rest my case

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    • When HH said pf has turned cholera into a yearly traditional ceremony, you said he was just politicking, but we are currently observing the cholera traditional ceremony.

      The biggest problem with pf is that they suffering from southwesterly phobia.

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    • Jsr
      why should he appoint anyone from southern province? to prove what? when every Tonga is UPND.

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    • Deny deny deny….. same story when they were told they had sold ZNBC to Topstar we were told they were lies until the agreement was released to the public and additionally the auditor General report came out. You will notice she has not reacted to selling of NRDC, ZNBC, may I also add the aquafer land that belongs to the army along Twin palm road… she quickly went into the tribal talk after denying sale of game parks.

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    • It’s is interesting how the PF and their supporters react like I have indicated above she has not responded to the other allegations to which one may just conclude HH is either telling the truth or indeed onto something…..but as is typical focus has shifted to the game reserves and the burden of proof is being pushed to HH …..good strategy by the PF I suppose as is always the case the do manage to sway the people into trivialities when major issues come up …..what happened to mandatory testing? What happened to mandatory vernacular teaching in schools ?? All these were meant to divert people from let issues and dilute them just as this madam has brought up issue of tribalism in very important resources issue …

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    • One day very soon Zambians will wake up to find the country has been sold to the Chinese, all of it. And lungu will have vanished and hiding in his carefully concealed village somewhere in Mozambique.

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    • Hope non of the National Parks have been sold because I will take it very personal. Since they’re believing that Africans can’t govern themselves, China has invaded African through Economy and everyone got their eyes on the price. Can’t you FOLKS ses as to why the fight just keep on going in Congo Zaire for more than 20 years.

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    • GALAUN owned 75% of the prime land in Lusaka from Airport to Cairo Rd & this unfortunate situation was only redressed in the 90s by FTJ. All these gains are being reversed by KOSWE who is handing over our prime land to tu ma Chinese. Plots in Lusaka are now priced out of reach of ordinary zambians.

      In RSA, all foreigners are barred from buying land. They still have a huge headache of taking land from whites to give to rightful owners the blacks. Imwe thats when KOSWE is handing over NRDC, & other huuuge tracts of land to tu ma chinese.

      Learn from Zimbabwe land situation. We have children, grand-children & great, great grand children who ba KOSWE are selling out for a few pieces of silver.

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    • No … were SOLD apart from the Kalulushi votes, she must have added.
      Remember in a video in which UPND Kalulushi Candidate Evaristo Mwalilino’s  driver  is revealing how Hakainde Hichilema and Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba’s Kalulushi Constituency  votes where concealed has gone viral after it was aired on Prime TV. In the video, Wanna Chiyanga is confessing that his boss Mwalilino was given K21000, K360 000 for 21,966 votes and dropping the election petition respectively. He disclosed THAT  President Rupiah Banda, Information Minister Kapamba Mulenga and axed PF Deputy Chairperson for Elections Kelvin Fube Bwalya(KBF) and Mwalilino were heavily involved in the scheme of things.

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    • The problem here is ever childish Hakainde…he has no strategy; he simply makes a wholesale of allegations without even bringing forward a piece of evidence he thinks he is Zambian Watchdog who get away with it. He makes it so easy for PF to deny..even a dull girl Certificate Holder like Sharon here can simply deny everything. To make matters worse he is blindly siding with BUFFOON CK instead of simply sitting by the sidelines watching quietly.
      Have you noticed that with BUFFOON CK the PF never send this girl forward to answer questions!!

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  2. Ms. Mulenga, you have not answered the issues , tell us what is the actual status on the parks, as there is no smoke without fire , there is something fish some where or not clear , who is involved how many years or what deals are they ? Tell the nation

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    • This is good fodder for investigative journalism. The nation needs to know what Government is not in a position to disclose.

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    • She has not answered because there is nothing to answer…tell Hakainde to grow up and investigate before accusing the govt; look at the Mukula debacle that was a serious isue PF was caught pants down and they took more than 48 hours first cook evidence then answer and it was her bosses answering not this simple young girl who shouts wildly like a marketeer

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  3. The only thing I have to say if these allegations are true is the people running the country are ifisushisana! In fact its only a person who lacks brains who can sell something that can generate revenue second to the mines if they had a skilled labour force running the sector. You have a clueless minister and a very clueless permanent secretary posing doing nothing at all in those sectors wasting tax payers money by being paid to do nothing.

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    • @Bena Zambian…You’re talking about people who have no plan and don’t seem to know what they’re doing. This woman says corruption claims are false, when everyone knows that Lungu has amassed wealth whose source he cannot explain since 2015. The Auditor General Report also exposed lots of corruption going on with this administration. The only thing they’re good at right now, is selling the country to foreigners. Vote them out in 2021 and restore sanity to our country.

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  4. “…Information and Broadcasting Services Minister said just like corruption allegations, the rumours being peddled by the opposition leader are only calculated to derail and slow down Government’s zeal to fulfil the promises it made to the people in 2016…”
    Madame, you are classifying as “corruption allegations” delivery of 42 red painted wheelbarrows costing the treasury US$ 42 Million of our money as “allegations”?
    What are you? Another shameless corruption supporter? Shame on you.

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  5. kainde ni chimbwi no plan. His strategy of slander is not working simply because he can’t prove anything. How can you progress when you surround yourself with failures like Mulongoti who have now brought up ECLs parentage issues??? Umungulu weka weka!!!!

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    • @ Zambian Imbec!le

      Those 42 red wheel-barrows are product of imagination?
      Wake-up you brainless arse l!cker

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    • Its your kids and grand kids who will be paying millions to see an elephant owned by chinese..in fact they wont because they will not afford it as they cannot compare with the financial muscle of the target clientele..dont even mention that they are black!

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  6. What she is not saying is that they’ve probably felled and sold the mukula trees in those parks.Many lies come nicely dressed.

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  7. …Government has no intentions now ‘nor’ (not ‘or’) in the future to sell the national Parks. This is the English lingo we learnt from school those years gone-by in classes under TREES and without today’s technologies like PCs, Laptops etc…

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  8. Could the Hon.Minister also assure all zambians that the national parks or areas therof have not been leased.

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  9. If kainde is truthful,let him give his tribesmen the facts.
    What was sold, when was it sold,to whom was it sold and for how much?
    By the way,since when did kainde become an enemy of privatization?

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    • Facts, I like that. Only the courts can persuade him and the company he worked for to do that, if you believe something fishy happened during privatisation, you could take your allegations to court – atleast this would what a rational Zambian would do, not everyday perpetuating a lie about an individual.
      He made it clear when he’s on ZNBCs sunday interview when he stated that his company was not involved in the valuation or sale of any mines, they only participated in the valuation and sales of other para-statals. Elias Chipimo’s Copus Legal was the one that handed the sale of the mines, and they did it for free.
      You ask, “since when did HH become an enemy of privatisation? Never been, but I believe he’s questioning alleged back door deals. I hope you remember how Zamtel was sold…

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    • Ubupuba supposedly professional investigative wings awaiting detailed evidence from ordinary citizens.What is really their role in society.

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    • Beyond reproach, let me reproach you. HH did not say they have sold the national parks but parts of the national parks. The PF will deny this and say like with NDC THAT IT WAS BECAUSE PEOPLE WERE ENCROACHING ON THE LAND. When has PF ever agreed to a wrong they have done? Have we got an answer on the Mukula trees?

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  10. From the time this convict HH came out of Mukobeko, he is in a state of panic. He is confused. Wild allegations against your opponents without proof is clear indication that you are in denial. HH alifulungana, so just ignore him.

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    • !mbecile, there is only ONE convicted “humble”, “vise”, “visionary”, “anointed” and EMBEZZLER.
      For your info, it is NOT HH who has never been convicted in any Court of Law.
      Do you arse l!cking jerk need more evidence than those 42 red painted wheel-barrows at US$ 1 million each?

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  11. Hon Kampamba Mulenga certainly and no doubt sounds more credible than that kainde thing, means everything else hesays is not credible either. He has been challenged by the young lady to give details, instead you will see him go into hibernation before he resurfaces only to halucinate again as usual.

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  12. Zambian constitution doesn’t even have a clause on integrity ,ethical requirements of public officials or acting in a manner that doesn’t bring disrepute to public office.

    All these loudmouths from all political parties keep doing stuff that decreases people’s faith in govt.

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  13. When I read between the lines, I notice that Kampamba agrees with HH on the PF selling of NRDC and ZNBC and not the Parks.

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    • PF are in the process of selling the parks……they have not been sold but only a citizens outcry will stop them being sold.

      The PF theives and their chinese , indian and lebanese mafia know the parks are the last unexpolred frontier for minerals and hardwoods…..keep your eyes on the ball..

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    • @14.1, I like your contributions and I read them all the time. I will enjoy them more if you can change the spelling of theif to thief and theives to thieves. It makes a big difference.

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  14. A potion close to mwanya area in south lwangwa has been sold to the Chinese for gold mining apparently.

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    • PF theives can try and deny……but it is true ……they want yo cash in on the minerals and hardwoods in the parks….

      After a citizens backlash we expect PF to come up with lies about mining co-existing with ethical environmentally friendly mining in game parks…..

      PF can not borrow any more mining in game parks is left for them.

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  15. PF are in the process of selling the parks……they have not been sold but only a citizens outcry will stop them being sold.

    The PF theives and their chinese , indian and lebanese mafia know the parks are the last unexpolred frontier for minerals and hardwoods…..keep your eyes on the ball..

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    • After a citizens backlash we expect PF to come up with lies about mining co-existing with ethical environmentally friendly mining in game parks…..

      PF can not borrow any more mining in game parks is left for them.

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  16. It’s said the license for a big cat like a lion costs K3,000 while its carcass fetches around $80,000. If you address this gigantic disparity then all things will fall in place. You know those that fought Richwell Siamunene when he deployed soldiers in the national parks to help curb poaching. Where is he now?

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  17. So when they speak it’s not for the nation but themselves and their sponsors. These are dangerous cartels. Most of these got their wealth after privatization but they can’t explain how

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  18. This is even more confusing. Zaffico is allowed to export illegal goods. Why not allow medical stores to export confiscated marijuana? Or Zawa to export confiscated elephant tusks and rhino horns? Something is wrong here.

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  19. One thing that i have noticed from PF is that, they do not have a long term plan for this country. All they think about is “NOW”. They have even forgotten about their own children . To them ,its “don’t think of tomorrow, but Live Life today”.
    Motto: Zambia for Chinese (under the humble able leadership of His Excellent ECL).

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    • Lungu says he is a rush to develop Zambia , but at what cost we must ask ourselves ??

      We will have no heritage by the time lungu and pf are finished with this rush to develop…

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  20. ” has reiterated that government will continue using ZAFFICO as the legal exporter of the Mukula tree, and not any other channels because it is the only institution mandated by law to oversee the country’s forests”
    So how much has ZAFFICO raised so far? Only a foooool would believe these rats…why has no one been arrested in Zambia yet they are being arrested in neighbouring countries? How much is ZAFFICO selling the trees for and to whom…this should be public information to back you up.

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    • Exactly…..i bet the whole of PF will not be able to account for how much has been raised , as for arresting the people cutting down the trees that will not happen as they are all pf and only sqwel on each other……its like corrupt cops confiscating drugs but selling on the drugs them selves…

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  21. No national park has been sold, okey we have heard. Waiting for another headline “No NRDC has been sold”.

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  22. HH last year alleged that Chimbokaila and NRDC had been sold and the govt spokesperson dismissed the allegations as false. Now it has been revealed that HH’s allegations are now true. There is no Smoke without Fire. Lungu can hide the Fire for now but the Smoke will come out. Now that Lungu cannot borrow externally he has resorted to selling State Assets corruptly and enriching himself and his fellow Koswes. Zambians better wake up and smell the Coffee b4 State Assets are plundered.

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    • Hakainde needs to be much more organised ..you can not have a press conference where you are talking about everything from Pilato to South Luangwa to NRDC to Kafue National Park to CK…even after years in opposition he still acts like a small toddler- look at BUFFOON CK when he accuses someone he drops names but Hakainde it just blanket accusations with no backing. NRDC and the Prison are sold but when Hakainde first told he was vague like a friend talking to you after 6 pints of lager.

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    • What is your responsibility as a zambian citizen? Are always going to wait for HH and CK to look for evidence for you against people destroying your country. You should now take him serious because most of the things he said and says are coming to pass. Are you always going to remain LT most frustrated blogger forever.

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  23. One Question: Kambwili is in Court for telling false information to an officer.

    Is it not a bigger offence to tell false information to the Zambian population. Looking at the magnitude of difference, the latter offence has got no bail. Please lock up the people misleading Zambia. Where is the penal code? Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia?

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  24. Leave president ECL alone. He even appointed a Tonga Minister Edify Hamukale. Wat the hell are you talking about when you he say he does not have Tonga Minister in his team? Wonders shall never end.

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  25. The unpatriotic PF administration is capable of anything. There is nothing they can not do to line their pockets. They are dead to nationalistic spirit, they only care for their pockets. That is not service to which you are called to in public office. If they can sale NRDC, what can they not sale? Time is coming when they will be held to account for all the corrupt deals they engage in for fat bribes.

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  26. HH has lied again. What kind of a leader is he? If the government sold some of the country’s national parks,we would have expected HH to produce proof of such sale instead of engaging in rumour-mongering. He thinks by telling such blatant lies, he will sway the public to support him and his UPND. Nothing can be further from the truth. Continue day dreaming about leading Zambia one day. Zambians are not foolish. HH should brace himself for another shocking and embarrassing defeat in 2021.

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  27. IT SHOULD BE ILLEGAL TO EXPORT MUKULU LOGS PERIOD – DOES NOT MATTER WHO IS DOING IT !
    YOU ARE ALLOWING THE CHINESE TO PLUNDER OUR NATURAL RESOURCES! HOW MANY POCKETS HAS THE CHINESE FILLED TO GET YOU TO ALLOW ZAFICO TO EXPORT OUR LOGS TO CHINA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE ALL A DISGRACE !

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  28. I no longer trust PF denials; HH and Kambwili and others should unite and tell whoever wants to buy the parks that they’ll reverse the sale if they go ahead; the Chinese should be told the same message about NRDC;

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  29. HH SHOULD KEEP QUIET AS HE IS VERY TRIBAL. SCRUITNISE UNZA DEANS, AND OTHER TOP POSITIONS AND YOU WILL REALISE THAT THAT IS THE MORE REASON WHY HH WON THE UNZA POLLING STATION. IT IS ALL TONGA AND LOZIS IN PLACE.

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