Copperbelt Province Minister Bowman Lusambo
Copperbelt Province Minister Bowman Lusambo

Ndola Central Member of Parliament Emmanuel Mulenga and his Chifubu counterpart Joseph Ngambi have been accused of orchestrating the latest schemes to discredit Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo.

Meanwhile, Lamba Chiefs are believed to be planning to officially complain to President Edgar Lungu over what they term as continued victimisation of Mr Lusambo by some Ndola based Members of Parliament.

A plot to discredit Mr Lusambo when President Lungu visits the province this weekend has been unearthed in which some Councillors want to portray Mr Lusambo as highly unpopular with the view to have him fired by President Lungu.

Some Councillors who opted to remain anonymous on Monday issued a statement on Radio Phoenix claiming that all Councillors in Ndola had passed a vote of no confidence in Mr Lusambo and were appealing to President Lungu to fire the Kabushi lawmaker for allegedly blocking development in Ndola.

The Councillors claimed that President Lungu risks losing the support of many voters on the Copperbelt if Mr Lusambo continues as Copperbelt Minister.

The statement was however quickly rubbished on Tuesday by Ndola Deputy Mayor Kennedy Kasaba on Radio Phoenix who stated that there has not been any such resolution by the Ndola City Council to revolt against Mr Lusambo.

Mr Kasaba who is also the Acting Ndola City Council Mayor said the statement attributed to some Councillors should be dismissed with the highest contempt as it was meant to bring confusion in Ndola.

But information has emerged that the Councillors who issued the statement on Monday have been paid by Chifubu Member of Parliament Frank Ng’ambi and Ndola Central Member of Parliament Emmanuel Mulenga to work against Mr Lusambo.

A source within the ruling PF in Ndola identified the Councillors working against the Copperbelt Minister as Pamodzi Ward Councillor Manase Siwila and Councillor Gilbert Musonda of Twapia Ward.

The source said others are Oscar Himanga of Kamba Ward and a Councillor Musonda.

It has been established that the two MPs have released money to print banners, placards and thousands of T-shirts denouncing Mr Lusambo which they will distribute to cadres to wear and display when receiving President Lungu on Friday at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport.

President Lungu is due to arrive in Ndola on Friday ahead of the Provincial Fundraising Dinner Dance slated for Saturday which is aimed at raising funds for the construction of the first ever PF Provincial Secretariat.

“What is happening is that these two MPs (Hon. Ngambi and Hon. Mulenga) feel that Bowman (Mr. Lusambo) is not working very well with them and so they have sponsored this revolt to show to the boss (President) that the Minister has failed and push for his dismissal. The story on Radio Phoenix is just part of the plan, in fact they plan to run some more negative stories on SUN FM using the same Councillors such as Siwila, Musonda and the group,” the source said.

The source said the two MPs want to frustrate Mr Lusambo because has taken a tough stance against illegal land allocation and several other irregularities in Ndola.

“Just ask yourself, Bowman is a Minister for the entire Copperbelt Province, how come these attacks only come from Ndola? This is not the first time that the same group has attempted to embarrass Mr. Lusambo through the media or during the time that H.E (President Lungu) is visiting,” the said observed.

Meanwhile, Lamba Chiefs under the Lamba Royal Establishment are said to be planning to officially complain to President Edgar Lungu over what they term as continued victimisation of Mr Lusambo by some Ndola based Members of Parliament.

The source said the Chief will make their feelings known to President Lungu in form of a petition asking why Mr Lusambo whom they consider to be their Son is being victimised by other MPs.

“Apparently, there are moves to have a petition presented to President Lungu when he gets here that the schemes by some MPs to work against Mr Lusambo will not be tolerated in the Province. The Chiefs feel that Mr. Lusambo is their true Son since he hails from the area and he is the only Lamba in Cabinet and removing him will make them so upset. So they are drafting some kind of petition to the boss (President Lungu), the source said.

Efforts to contact Mr Lusambo were futile by the time of publishing while Mr Mulenga asked to be called again after which he switched his phone.

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22 COMMENTS

  1. This in fighting has been brought up by the imported people from MMD. First they fought the PF members they found and they have started fighting themselves next they will be positioning themselves for 2021. Watch this space. MMD was kicked out because Zambians not PF but Zambians wanted change and after the passing on of Mr Sata. Everything has fallen apart. The fights are way beyond and if the president doesn’t act now am telling you we will see the fall of the PF. And note no ruling party in Zambia comes back to power after losing elections.

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  2. When you have a leader with zero vision these are the results. I for one is enjoying these PF fights so it is well.

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  3. This is a great disappointment, fighting each other!!!! ba PF…..can you please sit down, the pf Secretary General have lunched the party mobilization campaign and on background there is a fight. It’s only two years remains for the party to say AMEN!! to electorate.

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  4. Lungu has popularity in cb,lusaka,luapula,northen n muchinga.he will cry.
    no one in da party can defend him.he can only be defended by sunday chanda a MMD chap.bwafya mudala lungu wanya

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  5. Lungu has no popularity in cb,lusaka,luapula,northen n muchinga.he will cry.
    no one in da party can defend him.he can only be defended by sunday chanda a MMD chap.bwafya mudala lungu wanya

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  6. Not surprising at all. How do you appoint a cadre for a big position of Minister? Someone who openly declares “am bootlicker number 1”.

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    • The chiefs are the main creators of confusion because they support people because they belong to their tribe.Emulate Mpezeni and Chitimukulu in short all chiefs in eastern luapula,muchinga and northern provinces don’t support nonsense

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    • Infact its long overdue MMD Die Hard Violence Chairperson Bowman Lusambo belongs to the streets where he used to throw stones and beating a man who could be his father Richard Kachingwe. All Lusambo knows is insulting and fighting people. I wonder who appointed him!

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  7. LUNGU DOES NOT LISTERN.HE HAS GOT EARS BUT CAN NOT HEAR AND HE HAS EYES BUT CAN NOT SEE.
    I 100% REGRET FOR VOTING FOR LUNGU TWICE IN 2015 AND 2016.
    MMD THAT WE KICKED OUT POWER HAS A LARGE SHARE IN PF AND THE ORIGINAL MAEMBERS A WATCHING FROM A DISTANCE.
    THAT IS WHY SOMETIMES I SUPPORT CK.
    WE CAN NOT ALLOW BOWMAN LUSAMBO AN MMD DIE HARD APPOINTED MINISTER AND HE IS THE SAME CHAP WHO NEARLY BEAT UP SATA ON THE C/B WHEN PF WAS IN OPPOSITION.
    THIS IS PATHETIC OF THE WORST KIND.
    RIGHT NOW WE HAVE MMD MEMBERS IN PF CENTRAL COMMITTE,WHAT A NOSENSE?
    LET US WAIT AND SEE.

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  8. The PF rats are alive at eating each other……

    The bone head lusambo , self confessed bootlickr , who himself has more than 10 plots in ndola alone , is in the forefront of fake gratification through cheap media stants ……is a nothing but a stone throwing thug from RBs time ……..now a minister…….lungus appointments are derelict of any sense…

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  9. Zambians, lets talk less and work harder. That’s the only way we can progress and realize meaningful development that can be enjoyed now and in the future. I am afraid we are teaching the young ones bad manners of just insulting each each and playing the blame game while doing nothing to improve ourselves. Leaders are there to guide us but we should all work very hard for the country.

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  10. The councilmen ( councilors) and PMs have serious issues with Bowman. I remember , in October last year Vin mwale and lusambo stormed Ndola heavily with the ideas of unity between Ndola councilors and civic leaders on the issues of illegal land allocation.Some councilors involved were suspended from their duties.They didn’t welcome Bowman as provincial minister because they have a notion that he was sprung from MMD. This statement was issued several times prior 2016 general elections, Mwenye musenge,hon. Ng’ambi and hon. Mulenga were piecemounth of Ant-PF/MMD allied forces.Division rose within PF which saw Mwenye musenge losing and fallen out of PF favors.Hence their evil schemes of MPs and councilors have unearthed it’s now to act and bring up unity for the party.2021 vote for PF.

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  11. Your PF needs a unifying leader to accommodate everyone because no matter what you do, you still need those numbers and thats politics. Unfortunately the confrontational style this named minister has taken can only achieve divisions as the evidence this far. PF lacks a political father figure and the more unfortunate part is that even their leader falls short of that needed leader. I can already predict what he will be saying on CB this weekend, threats and more threats and reminding the people that they can not tell him who to fire! Dismiss the views of the people at your own political peril, advantage FDD,UPND etc…

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  12. Why does Zambia not only listen to *****s who not only don’t know what they are talking about, but with their lack of vision also try to destroy all that remains of Levy’s foundation for this country? It’s becoming harder and harder to find any meaningful virtue to Lungu’s stinking kleptomaniac charade with his vile yes men and women goons farting atomic farts all over the show! The country’s debt is now insurmountable, the piles of dirt in the streets look like Kilimanjaro has come home while the corruption in government make Mobutu’s corruption look like chicken feed. Lungu and his thieving cabinet must be careful, they could easily all be hanged by their necks until they are pronounced dead, much sooner than later, for plunder.

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    • The sad part is lungu and pf are controlled by corruption…….a clear example of how lazy and corrupt this GRZ is , how can they justify spending $62 million importing ZAF uniforms when we grow cotton and have hundreds of thousands of unemployed Scholl leavers…..this is on top of importing all other GRZ uniforms….this is pure laziness to do the groundwork and there are no bribes…

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    • “The piles in the streets look like Kilimanjaro has come home…”whose responsibility, and who generate this dirt?The people who generate this must find a way of getting rid off, ofcourse for the collection of this dirt instead of waiting for the president or councillor to remove the dirt the never generated.Am not a member of apf, left in 2015.However,I always face the reality.

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    • @12.2 ROKA

      Ask your self where the money from bussiness rates collected goes to ?? That money should be used for garbage collection , no ???

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    • @ 12.2 ROKA It is true that it is everyone’s responsibility to take care of hygiene conditions around them but leaders should provide direction because common sense is not common as you may think. Lusaka does not have enough waste bins around the CBD. The council should pass a bylaw that each shop in the CBD should have a waste bin of certain standard or the council provides such bins at a fee. The reason we blame the govt/councils is because they abdicate their role of providing direction to the citizens. I rest my case

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  13. The Lamba chiefs want their their own ?? Then it means the Chiefs have control of our President? Hon Lusambo should behave as honorable his rantings are the same as CK. Type of behavior lacks basic education. Let me know where this honorable did his Grade 12 please? I want to meet his teachers! Lusambo should give us a break.

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  14. BOWMAN LUSAMBO IS NOT LAMBA HE IS KAONDE 2. ECL SAID DONT REPORT ANY WRONGS HIS MINISTERS DO COS. HE IS THE COACH HE DECIDES BY HIMSELF AND CAN SEE WHO IS PERFORMING OR NOT, PLEASE TEAR THAT KA PETITION WAIT FOR ECL TO CONDUCT HIS PROGRAMS AS PLANNED

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