President Edgar Lungu delivers his speech during the State of the Nation address at Parliament Buildings
President Edgar Lungu delivers his speech during the State of the Nation address at Parliament Buildings

By Isaac Mwanza

Introduction

In the first and second series in which I offered an analysis of the grounds tendered by Hon. Garry Nkombo, the UPND member for Mazabuka constituency, I discussed how parliament in its motion wanting to impeach the President of the Republic on the grounds of debt contraction, would have to show that the debt in question, did not have the approval of Parliament and was therefore unlawfully contracted, or was contracted outside the parameters set in our constitution and our laws. Parliament would also be required to show that it is illegal for government to deposit public funds in a working Account in light of Section 25 of the Public Finance Act.

In this series, I address the issue of procurement of the 42 fire tenders and whether the process by which they were acquired, can provide grounds as a basis for a motion to impeach the President. How the procurement officers handled the tender process is beyond the scope of this discussion and this author confirms that he has had a change to look at some of the procurement documents pertaining to the tender process. He still disagrees with the handling of the process by procurement officers in the Ministry of Local Government.

Analysis of Ground 1.4.3

The particulars of the allegation for impeachment of the President in ground 1.4.3 reads:

1.4.3 That the President fell into violation of Articles 90 and 198 of the Constitution when Cabinet authorised the Ministries of Local Government and Health to procure fire tenders and ambulances, respectively, at an exorbitantly high cost contrary to the principles enshrined in Articles 90 and 198 which require that the executive authority including the use of public resources is exercised prudently and in manner compatible with the principles of social justice and for the peoples well-being and benefit.

Put simply, the motion accuses all members of the Cabinet of authorising the procurement of fire tenders and ambulances at an exorbitant cost. From the outset, I must mention that this ground is too general to be an allegation against one person as it generalises the authorisation. I will not attempt to look at the issue of ambulances as the same prinnciples in fire tenders would apply.

Origin of the allegation

On Tuesday, 19th September, 2017, the Minister of Local Government, Hon. Vincent Mwale MP, issued a Ministerial statement in the National Assembly of Zambia to address concerns raised by some members of the public, following the event of 13th September, 2017, at which Her Honour the Vice-President of the Republic of Zambia, Mrs.Inonge Wina, officiated at the handover of 42 fire trucks to local authorities; it was reported that the said fire trucks had been procured at a cost of US$42 million.

The decision to procure these fire trucks, dates back to 4th May, 2012 when the President at the time, the late Mr Michael Chilufya Sata, made a public commitment to invest in the fire and rescue services, but it was not until September, 2015 that the Ministry of Local Government proceeded to advertise the tender for the supply of the forty-two fire trucks, at the end of which process, a company known as Grandview International, was awarded the tender.

Responding to a question from the MP for Milanzi Constituency MP, the Hon. Mr. Banda who wanted to know who was responsible for the procurement process in Government, the Minister of Local Government, Hon. Vincent Mwale, stated that all procurement in the Government is done by procurement officers, who are the technocrats. At the ministry, technically competent people are employed to handle procurement. It is not done by elected officials, nor is it a function of the Cabinet or of any Minister.

Minister Mwale emphasised this point by reference to the Ministerial Hand Book which stipulates that no minister is allowed to have anything whatsoever to do with government procurement processes. This function is to be carried out specifically by those employed to carry it out, that is, Permanent Secretaries, who are the Controlling Officers, in conjunction with the appropriate, competent officers employed for that purpose. Beyond the government officers, the authority that deals with government procurement is the Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) which is established by an act of parliament for that purpose.

The Member for Mazabuka, Hon. Garry Nkombo, who is the mover of the impeachment motion, stated that the procurement process of the fire tenders had glaring irregularities, and asked the Minister to confirm whether he was averse to the Speaker constituting a Committee, preferably the Committee of Economic Affairs, to carry out a thorough review on this particular procurement. The question was lost due to the many issues he raised.

The Member for Roan and seconder of the motion, Hon. Kambwili, who at the time of procurement of the fire tenders was also a Cabinet minister, asked whether it was important to procure forty-two fire engines worth US$42 million when the economy was in dire straits. He later accused the Hon. Minister of Local Government, at the time of the procurement in question, of having received three high value motor vehicles from onep Bokani Soko who, according to Hon. Kambwili, was the owner of the company which was awarded the tender to supply and deliver the fire tenders.

In reply, Minister Mwale reminded the Member for Roan, that both he and the other Ministers were all part of the Cabinet and Government in 2015 when the decision to procure the fire tenders in question, was made and went through those economic problems together, but that did not cripple the operations of the Government. He said although government had to scale-down on certain things due to a lack of funds, the Fire Department, which had not seen any significant investment up to that time, was given priority by the Ministry Local Government adding that perhaps. In accordance with its priorities, the ministry did justice to the department

Hon Kambwili who was a Minister of another ministry, then, may have equally given priority to other areas in his ministry, but the Ministry of Local Government gave priority to the Fire Department..

Around 30 September, 2017, a total of 64 members of parliament petitioned the Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Patrick Matibini to appoint a committee that would help investigate the procurement of the 42 fire tenders at $42 million. Around 10 October 2017, when he was leaving for Eastern province, President Lungu stated that petitioning over the purchase of the fire trucks and the construction of the Lusaka-Ndola dual carriageway clearly showed that MPs do not understand that such matters do not fall under the Speaker’s authority. It was the President’s view that the matter was not within the Speaker’s jurisdiction.

It would now appear that the 64 Members of Parliament, having failed to get to the bottom of this matter by way of a parliamentary inquiry, have now resorted to filing a petition to remove the President of the Republic from office, for what they termed cabinet authorisation of the Ministry of Local Government to procure the 42 fire trucks at US$42 million

The Question of the Law

As stated by the Minister of Local Government, Zambia has a law which governs public procurement, which I will not quote since the allegation pertains to violation of the Constitution by the President. The relevant laws must be the Ministerial Handbook, the Ministerial Code of Conduct as well as provisions of Article 91 (2) 93 and 198 of the Constitution of Zambia which read:

91 (2)
The executive authority of the State vests in the President and, subject to this Constitution, shall be exercised directly by the President or through public officers or other persons appointed by the President.

93.
(1) A decision or instruction of the President shall be in writing under the President’s signature.
(2) The signature of the President on an instrument shall be under Public Seal.

114.
The functions of Cabinet are as follows:
(1) (a) approve and cause to be implemented Government policy;
(2) Cabinet shall take collective responsibility for Cabinet decisions.

The interesting part of this allegation is that the seconder of the motion, Hon. Chishimba Kambwili, was part of Cabinet at the time that the Cabinet made the decision to authorise the procurement of the fire tenders and the time of the actual procurement. Yet there is nothing on record to show that he objected to the authorisation of the procurement in Cabinet, or that he expressed his reservations at any stage of the process. Maybe we shall see that evidence when de debates the impeachment motion and. hopefully, lawfully discloses how cabinet voted on this matter.

In sum, Hon. Kambwili in his capacity as a member of the Cabinet and a Minister in the government at the time, was part and parcel of the procurement, from start to finish. It is a curious situation that Hon. Kambwili should second a motion which seeks to establish and lay culpability on the President, for a decision made by a Cabinet of which the seconder of the motion, Hon. Kambwili was part and parcel.

The NDC Consultant now seeks to make his former cabinet colleagues culpable without taking any responsibility himself. In other words, Hon. Kambwili now seeks to put on trial, his own accomplices but, in order to avoid culpability himself, it would appear that, by a clever sleight of hand, he removes himself from culpability by removing the entire cabinet from the case and, instead, he has persuaded his fellow petitioners to spare him by laying the blame at the President’s feet!

As a full and active member of the Cabinet at the time of the procurement, Hon. Kambwili is equally culpable of the malfeasance he alleges against his former colleagues. At best, his secondment of the motion should be declared invalid and, at worst, the motion itself ought to be declared invalid for want of a valid seconder.

The question that Members of Parliament would need to address, in order to have this allegation substantiated, is for them to show the actual price of fire tenders as opposed to the amount which was paid. They also need to show that indeed the President violated the Constitution by turning himself into a procurement officer or unduly influencing the tender process. As stated from the outset, this allegation is too general to form the basis for impeaching a popularly elected sitting President, where it fails to disclose, in clear terms, how the President violated the Constitution.

This allegation in the impeachment has been taken to Parliament because the movers of the motion probably understand how difficult it is to prove before a competent court of law that the President violated the Constitution in the procurement of fire trucks when he was not a procurement or controlling officer. The only option for them to deal with the President, is to invite a vote from two thirds of Members of Parliament who may not address the question of evidence in the way that the courts do.

As an example, I would refer to the case of the removal of President Frederick J T Chiluba’s immunity from prosecution in terms of the repealed Article 43(3) of the Constitution before its amendment on 5th January 2016. In that case, late President Levy Mwanwasa SC, had provided what he purported to be evidence of his predecessor’s malfeasance and used it to lift late Fredrick Chiluba’s immunity, which we all supported.

Despite what appeared to have been overwhelmingly clear evidence that President Chiluba had violated the Constitution which formed the basis for Parliament to vote to remove his immunity, the late Fredrick Chiluba was acquitted by the Court because the prosecution, using the evidence adduced in parliament, failed to establish a case against him beyond reasonable doubt in accordance with the relevant statutes. President Chiluba’s two co-accused persons were however found to have had culpability as public officers, and were accordingly found guilty, convicted and sentenced.

More recently in 2017, the former Zambia Railways Limited Managing Director Prof. Clive Chirwa was acquitted by the Lusaka Magistrate’s court on two counts of abuse of authority of office and one count of failing to declare interest while the Court convicted former ZRL Director of Finance Regina Mwale on two counts of abuse of authority of office when she authorised payment for accommodation for Prof. Chirwa at Fallsway Apartments without Board approval.

The two cases must remind us that normally, the problem in procurement is as a result of failures by the procurement or controlling officers to do what is right.

In order for the charge to be valid, the petitioners must show that in its approval of the procurement, Cabinet and in particular, the president, expressly gave as to the specific type and price of the fire tenders to be procured as per Article 93 of the Constitution. They must also show that the officers gave the relevant professional advice as to the correct procurement procedure, that they had advised the president and cabinet of their professional evaluation and had alerted them to the cost implications, but we’re overruled and ordered to proceed as directed by the president.

In reliance on ground 1.4.1, it ought to be obvious that there can be no case if Cabinet’s approval did not go beyond the usual decision authorising the Minister of Local Government to work with the ministry of finance in facilitating the procurement of fire tenders. The question as to how that approval is applied by the relevant officers in the relevant ministries and by the Zambia Public Procurement Authority, are matters for relevant officials, not Cabinet and most certainly not the President, who has absolutely no power over the finances of the Republic or its procurement procedures and processes. Therefore to get attempt to make the President culpable for matters which are completely outside his purview, is quite absurd, to say the least.

While it is acknowledged that there could have been serious lapses in the procurement of the fire-tenders, there is utterly no basis for making the President responsible for the failure of processes and procedures which, by law, are the responsibility of specific officers whose duty is to report through the assigned Controlling Officers. Parliament has a duty to hold procurement officers to account through the Controlling Officers and should not shirk its responsibilities of public oversight by shifting the blame onto the office of the President which has no involvement whatsoever in the procurement process.

Conclusion

It is very doubtful if this general allegation levelled against the President for the collective decisions of cabinet in authorising procurement of fire tenders and ambulances forms a sound basis for a motion of impeachment against the President. To my mind, this ground shows that Parliament has failed in its role as our (public) watchdog tasked with the role of overseeing the prudent use of the resources which parliament itself appropriates and allocates to the public service for the procurement of public goods and delivery of public services.

In sum, then, although the petitioners purport to make ground 1.4.1 one of the grounds for impeachment of the President, it amounts to nothing more than a fishing expedition; like other grounds referred to, the purpose of this motion would appear to be a political ploy intended to question the ability of the President and his Patriotic Front, to govern. It is not really about President Lungu, as nothing has been produced to show even remotely, how this procurement, amounts to a violation of the Constitution, in view of the fact there is nothing in the petition to show that the President was, or had at any stage of the procurement, been personally involved and had thereby, violated the Constitution.

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48 COMMENTS

    • – the 42×42 wheel-burrow scandal is just the tip of the ice-berg. $-Billions have been stolen by Lungu & his PF00Ls. 2021 is too far to allow more damage by Lungu & his retarded PF00Ls

      – Selling of national assets to foreigners is espionage. How do you auction RATSA to Lebanese & Austrians? They even know where Zambia Intelligence Boss stays, his car number plates, all generals addresses, their family members & number plates.

      – Zambians are now being over-taxed to repay for the $23-BILLION debt for useless white-elephant projects.

      – Borehole Tax
      – Toll Gates
      – Health insurance bill
      – Tax on rentals

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    • Maloza, ati maloza bati. You seem to lost in a wilderness of ignorance. Don’t worry, rescue is on the way. stay put.

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    • @Mbili Yakale, why don’t you & fellow PF00Ls & relatives pay the styopet debt instead of forcing innocent Zambians to pay for your stup1d debt?

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    • Prodigal son maloza, we are waiting for you to come to your senses and return home. Don’t work yourself up to insanity because of hatred. We are all Zambians.

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    • THE JACK MWIIMBU/DOUBLE H IMPEACHMENT MOTION IS A PETITION VERSION TWO.
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      Exercise in futility indeed. It has nothing to do with allegations leveled against the head of state at all, at all, rather everything to consider to do with the heavy loss the UPNDEAD suffered despite receiving help from Cambridge Analytica on 11 August 2016 polls.

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  1. You seem to be lope sided in your analysis, what exactly are you trying to achieve? Why are PF scared to table this matter in parliament so that it is expeditiously dealt with? A president may no be directly involved in the procurement but he has a moral obligation as he swore to protect not only the constitution, but also the resources of the land. These decisions are made in cabinet and collective responsibility should be upheld. Are you suggesting that the president should do nothing? How about him giving instructions for the single sourcing of the top star deal, doesn’t that amount to abuse of office for personal gain? Remember their two sides of the coin, lets hear the other side and not just your propaganda.

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    • @ Bamwine. WE HAVE COURTS OF LAW. IF ECL DID SOMETHING WRONG, WHY CANT YOU TAKE HIM TO COURT? PARLIAMENT IS NOT MEANT TO RULE ON WHETHER SOMEONE BROKE THE LAW OR NOT. WHY ARE YOU ALSO AFRAID OF TAKING ECL TO COURT. IF I HAVE STOLEN SOMETHING, THERE IS NO NEED TO DEBATE WHETHER I HAVE STOLEN OR NOT, JUST APPREHEND ME AND LET ME FACE THE WRATH OF THE LAW. UNLESS YOU ARE ON A FISHING EXPEDITION

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    • Chisenga, the president is immune as it is. The issue is not about whether or not ECL is guilty of what he is being accused of. Even the “ïmpeachers” know that he is clean. The real issue is about one power hungry selfish person trying to be president in the shortest possible time. Well, even if, by misfortune, the impeachment were successful, CHUULDREN is not Zambia’s choice. We don’t have a system of regency in Zambia. Let him grow up first. Nakukwata abakalamba abanga teke calo.

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  2. THE BIGGER PROBLEM WE ARE HAVING RIGHT NOW IS FAILURE BY UPND/HH TO ADMIT AND ACCEPT THAT THEY LOST THE ELECTION TO ECL WHO WAS A POLITICAL NOVICE. UPND HAD PROMULGATED THEMSELVES AS THE ELITE , EDUCATED AND THE BEST. BUT UNFORTUNATELY THEY DID NOT MANAGE TO CONVINCE THE VOTERS. ALL THESE ARE PLOYS TO DISCREDIT ECL AT ALL COSTS. EVEN AFTER FAILING TO IMPEACH ECL THEY WILL AGAIN CLAIM THAT THE VOTES WERE RIGGED IN PARLIAMENT. FOR AS LONG AS UPND FAILS TO ADMIT AND ACCEPT ECL, THEY ARE ON A LONG, WINDING PAINFUL PATH THAT WILL ALWAYS SEE THEM LOSING ELECTIONS EVEN BY SMALL MARGINS.

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    • Point of correction ba chisengele, failure to accept the fact that he won clean game but his victory was stolen and he must be forced or cowed into accepting that he lost. Tell us also where the guy found in the ECZ server room is? Where and how he found the password? Who gave him the access to that room? Who gave him the accreditation card? What were Jean, Mumbi and Kaizer doing at city Airport with ballot boxes.? Answer these questions before crowing someone into accepting a defeat that never was.

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    • Ba [email protected], the construction of your English is good if I may say so, (save for Capital letters) but what puzzles me is despite your good education you still don’t know that you cannot take a sitting president to court.

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    • @Dweny Mwanba: UNFORTUNATELY FOR YOU, KOSWE IS A DARLING FOR MANY ZAMBIANS, HE IS LOVED AND MOST POPULAR COVERING 6.5/10 PROVINCES. YOU ARE IN FOR ANOTHER RUDE SHOCK. THE IMPEACHMENT HAS FAILED EVEN BEFORE IT IS BORN.

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  3. The problem is this impeachment lacks substance and merit. It is based on kainde’s hatred and ego. upnd engaged a lot of local and international backers who they promised a lot of things. kainde is now at pains to show he can deliver, hence the petition, dictatorship, corruption attacks and now this. If he keeps quiet and conceded defeat, he will become irrelevant to these backers, supporters and funders.

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    • Why is lungu afraid of the impeachment debate just like he was scared of the petition ?? If he won the elections and is not a corrupt thief, one wonders why he is dodging these court and debates ……the man has some thong to fear….

      If an alleged rapist refuses a DNA test….he is scared of something…

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  4. @Chisenga am appalled by your way of thinking, or is it ineptitude. How do you take Lungu to court whilst he is a seating president and protected with immunity? He can only be prosecuted when he leaves office and his immunity is lifted. The only avenue that can work work now is to impeach him as this is provided for in the constitution. The impeachment motion can go either way so what is the farce all about? In a democratic dispensation, we expect the opposition to use such previsions provided the motion can be supported by one third of parliament. If indeed there no issues, the motion will fall but lets allow the motion to be tabled, how sure are you that it will fail when you have auctioned PF to MMD and a lot of your members are disgruntled.?

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  5. You labour to defend something that is straight forward BWANA! The main Issue here is the deliberate abrogation of the constitution, and that is the last nail in that PF coffin.
    Do not justfy evil because there is a God that allows leadership. In this case the reason was simple; to expose all those with an appetite for THIEVING so that they are seived and trashed away from positions of responsiblity.
    Always remember there was Pharao in the Egypt of the Bible. This is yet another version but God is about to shake the very foundation of evil. Ot shall come to pass. And Geniune Zambians are Praying that those in leadership may be helped to seek salvation and repent. HE WHO HAS AN EAR LET HIM HEAR.

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    • …the main issue here is IF you can prove those abrogations of the constitutuion as the writer has clearly elaborated….

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  6. @Bamwine: I DO NOT WANT TO USE SUCH TERMS AS INEPTITUDE ON YOU. TRY TO THINK MY FRIEND. ARE YOU SAYING THAT IF THE IMPEACHMENT FAILS THEN IT MEANS THAT THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO CORRUPTION IN PF? ARE YOU SAYING THAT THEN THE FIRE TENDERS WERE BOUGHT CORRECTLY AND LEGALLY? ARE YOU SAYING THAT FOR AS LONG AS PF HAS THE NUMBERS THEN WHATEVER THEY ARE DOING IS RIGHT?
    LISTEN, IMPEACHMENT IS NOT THE SOLUTION TO THE WOES OF UPND, THE OUTCOME OF THE IMPEACHMENT WILL BE LIKE ADDING SALT TO A FRESH WOUND ON UPND. THESE ARE THE SAME MISTAKES UPND WAS MAKING WHEN GOING INTO THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS. THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE POPULAR. PLEASE LEARN. THE COURTS OF LAW HAVE TO MAKE A RULING. AND ON THAT BASIS PARLIAMENT CAN DECIDE WHETHER TO IMPEACH ECL OR NOT. IT IS NOT THE JURISDICTION OF PARLIAMENT TO…

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  7. Priceless piece of writing. Enjoy reading these articles. Edgar Lungu should have had brainy people like him than most people failing to analyse issues. Keep up. Can’t wait for 4th one. Please address main grounds on power hand over

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  8. @Chisenga, apologizes for my use of that word, back to the topic, if you read what I wrote earlier my take was that we have heard one side of the coin and we need intelligent brains to counter what the writer has alluded to here. To simply it all, from the three articles that I have read so far, they have not been balanced in the sense that he has trashed nearly every assertion in that impeachment motion. Like I have said, if indeed there is no substance in these allegations, why is the speaker and the PF scared to table this motion? That is the gist of my argument, remember there is no smoke without fire. The fear here is, even they don’t know how this will pan out.

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  9. impeach him if he has committed all those Constitution breaches! Zambia is bigger than one person or a group of pipo! whether Kambwili was part of it or not, does not really matter, its time a president in zambia took responsibility and protect the zambians, which boss blames his subordinates? if its not him who is corrupt, can he for once do something to those who have been sited for it, he is doing it to kambwili he can do it to others in gvt too!

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  10. Ba Opposition try to do something new not what they are doing in RSA and Kenya copying all the time what a shame

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  11. THESE ARE INTELLIGENT DEBATES ZAMBIA NEEDS. NEM CALLIN AND BITTERNESS WONT ADDRESS THE REAL ISSUES. THIS MOTION HAS SERIOUS HOLES

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  12. This article is portraying the President like spectator in nation affairs. To me the backs stops at him. He is the appointing authority. The Adam kind of response (it is because of the woman you gave me) wont help.

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    • No Chi Chi, it is only telling you that the President is not personally involved in every govt transaction, but the delegated Officers deal with govt business on his behalf.

      Where there’s a mischief, there are responsible institutions like the Auditor General’s office, ACC, DEC, Police etc.. to deal with such. If need be (as in Kambwili’s case), the President will be informed and he’ll take action to facilitate further investigation and action.

      So you cannot expect the President to intervene in a transaction unless such a report is given to him by relevant authorities.

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    • By the way, that is why you hear the President saying “give me evidence, and I’ll act”.

      The President can’t base his decisions on rumors, that will mean he’ll make wrong decisions. By the time the truth comes out people’s lives, careers etc.. would have been destroyed.

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  13. A leader who cannot take responsibility for his actions or those of his appointees, stooges, carders, bootlickers is not worth to lead. Fear of being impeached and removed from power and succeeded by an old lady has sent shivers under the vision-less’s spine. Even him does not know if the old lady is with him is with him on this one. Remember she has done it before to Guy scott aka muzungu wopusa, has tested power and would love to take up that position. To simply play politics and twist issues will boomerang at skeptics and their sycophants. The kind of leadership we subjected to in PF is hollow, uninspiring, corrupt and backward.

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  14. The problem is people somewhere are in a hurry to get to state house by what ever means. First rigging, then petition àns now Malawian. That’s how we loose it. Ukusabaila kwati mulwele was malaria. After all this what next? Maybe state house had been sold right. You are afraid to dialogue just needing international observers. What are you afriad of. Just accept and plan ahead to loose for the seventh time in advance. Your ploy is to destruct ecl from working Is it. Not good. Consolidate your team for 2021. When are you going for elections in UPND?

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  15. Well written Isaac especially the citation of the provisions of law and procedures. Unless there is an omission of your part on other provisions that speak otherwise, this item as reason for impeachment already falls off.

    Like, I discussed with you last, my findings from professionals in the public procurement gave me a recount of this tender and as far as they are concerned nothing procedurally was wrong in as far as public tenders are concerned.

    I wish people like Edith Nawakwi who was first to raise red flags on this tender can be brave enough and share what her findings were. Fact is that she established nothing wrong but not man enough to come out and speak the truth.

    This goes the same with Elias Chipimo, who also promised to investigate and get to the bottom of it. His…

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  16. Its funny how Ministers and CEO of Govt companies state they have no responsibility in handling such matters and its the junior officers who do all this procurement….I mean how can technocrats award a tender to a company that was just registered and leave out renowned truck manufacturers.

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  17. I wonder how many of all the above are direct beneficiaries from PF idiocy! Lungu can’t be taken to court coz of immunity. So parliament should first leave him naked for the court to move in

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  18. Most of the opposition political parties in Zambia are just copy and paste actors in the political arena! Can they act in a more constructive way than copying from what others have said or done else where! Some of the so called presidents of such opposition political parties are just “bamuselela” kwakaba. They do not act on original ideas. Retrogression in the Zambian political front!

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  19. Even the sacrosanct PF rats on LT tell us lungu is the only president who gets update reports from all ministries …..if lungu saw and sanctioned 42/42 while we are begging the IMF for a bailout , he is indeed a corrupt thief…..if he did not know about 42/42 He is an incompetent leader……

    One begins to wounded if the spate of arson attacks leading up to 42/42 were deliberate acts to justify 42/42……

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  20. The devil too is brilliant and when he stands on the pulpit all will be puzzled.In fact all will applaud.Exact the kind of intelligence displayed either in pieces of writings like this one.Why debating something you are too scared off.Firstly this impeachment motion is not to the advantage of UPND, and one would wonder why PF chaps think if the impeachment goes through,HH will go to state house.From having numbers, to hiding the impeachment standing order, to laying accusation on UPND buying PF and independent MPs.Scared of your own shadows.

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  21. UPND re used 2 makin allegation gainst any1 they don’t agree wth. They insult insted of reason unles 1 agree wth HH. Thts y they ain’t alternativ 2 me evn when Lungu hs failed. Kambwili is worst hypocritic. Balelya bonse. So am beta off not votin or votin 4 Lungu who is beta devil I knw thn thes otha cruks. Hapi 2 read dis. Meks sense

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  22. A leader who doesn’t know what is going on among his his followers,is not worth to be called a leader.

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  23. To be honest, I think that the petitioners will be better off just asking to borrow one or two of the fire tenders for the use of tenderising their steaks before throwing them on the barbecue fire! You know…..(recipe follows); get some chilli, garlic and oil into a bag, marinate the steaks and then …drive the fire tenders over the steaks to flatten out their yummy steaks….!

    What a waste of time guys!

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