It’s unfair to ask me to comment on Felix Mutati’s transfer from Finance Ministry-RB

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Former President Rupiah Banda
Former President Rupiah Banda

Fourth republican President Rupiah Banda says it is unfair for people to ask for his stance over the transfer of former Minister of Finance Felix Mutati to the Ministry of Works and Supply as he has no reason to react over the matter.

Mr Banda told the Daily Nation in an interview that he was not in any way able to react to the development as he had no capacity and only the President in his own wisdom understood the transfers.

“It really is unfair for people to ask me whether am happy or not because it is not important, who am I? The President in his own wisdom did what was good for the Zambian people and that is it,” he said.

Meanwhile Zambia Direct Democracy Movement President Edward Sakala said the reshuffles were normal and Mr Mutati’s move was an opportunity for him to use his vast experience and knowledge in a different ministry.

He said the President had the prerogative to reshuffle ministers for the sake of effectiveness in government.

Mr Sakala said government positions were not permanent but were meant for service and it was delightful that Mr Mutati was up for the challenge.

He said there was no need for anyone to politicise the issue and people should not misunderstand the reshuffles.

“There is nothing sinister about this reshuffle, such reshuffles have always been there and Presidents always do that for effectiveness,” Mr Sakala said.

He said the President had understood the flaws in some ministries such as information and broadcasting over misinformation in the country and decided to make changes.

Mr Sakala said the same scenario was true for other ministries which the president rightly spotted inefficiencies and efficiencies.

He said there was no need for people to fuss over the matter but remain confident that government was working towards serving the people.

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33 COMMENTS

    • Bwezani Ndalama Zathu. The Big thief with NO shame on him. the man who wants to leave by stealing. Lungu is so weak to take this man as his advisor.

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    • “….only the President in his own wisdom understood the transfers.”

      Replacing one scumbag with another despicable scoundrel, is that you call wisdom?

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    • He is a chicken. He can’t come out. Eastern camaraderie. Sakala says this is normal. Its not. Reshuffles just show the president is ruling by trial and error

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    • Zambians let’s demand a refund from multichoice for showing us S..thole CNN that never gives us news but all the time, its trump this trump that. We want news not a media house fighting personal battles with trump. The owner of s..thole CNN pumped lots of money into Hilary campaign.

      Ohooo! S..thole CNN give us world news not the s..thole you subject us to.

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    • Wow wow wow, asking you to answer the question does not mean your reaction. If really consider yourself a politician, that’s one of the simplest question. YOU DON’T LEAVE QUESTIONS UNANSWERED IN AN EXAM PERIOD.

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    • RB you’re the sponsor of all the chaos in PF and you’re the one who has been running the country and giving Lungu directions or the lack of it. You’ll be accountable anyway even if you try to hide

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    • We voted these thieves out of office but now took advantage of after they saw a LAZY drunkard in State House who has surrounded himself with thugs.

      These Malawians are the worst thing that has happened to Zambia. It’ll take another 100 years to rectify the damage caused.

      Mwanawasa is the only indigenous Zambian to be president and the results are there to show. (KK=Malawian, FTJ=Kassai, RB=Malawian, Sata=Mwachusa from TZ, Lungu= Malawian)

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  1. What is unfair about being asked to comment? Does’nt he realize that he already commented by saying “the president in his own wisdom did what was good for the Zambian people.”?

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  2. There is everything sinister about window-dressing reshuffles that follow corruption allegations where no one gets fired but just get rotated. Senior Thief RB knows the score. How does someone with vast experience in finance share his vast experience in works and supply?

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  3. Mr RB, they are asking your opinion because you are the godfather to presido Lungu.

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  4. RB is a real diplomat , he gives diplomatic answers, everybody knows that RB is the one who forced ECL to appoint Mutati to Finance , iam sure he got his Cut (RB) But now pipo are asking whether the deal was planned as what Lungu has done if so is he mutati still going to pay consultancy fees to RB when he has been demoted or RB will charge mutati for failure to defend his lucrative position?

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  5. What i really see out here On the ground. Is too different with you people in vehicles from your doorsteps of your homes to your working places and back. The story far too Serious than insulting and very safe and confortable. Please keep On working….. You are safe.

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  6. Upndeez, they expect RB to say something in their favour but why should he? I am now convinced that these guys wasted God’s time for creation.

    Just wait for h.hs weekly press briefing tomorrow.

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  7. thats one of the greatest president zambian had. Poeple are asking because they know the economy was good uner your leadership… we reached the middle class economy.. it was very easy to buy a car and do business.. or focus was personnel development… now its just gossips

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  8. Well, there is a general perception that there is always an invisible (RB) hand in the grand scheme of things, politically speaking, hence the questions from sceptical Zedians. Just saying…

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