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I feel vindicated by Western Donors’ decision to cut funding to Zambia -Kalaba

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Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba
Former Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba

Former Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba who resigned his position in January this year alleging “swelling” official corruption says the decision by western donors to cut funding to Zambia vindicates him.

On Monday, the UK’s Development Ministry said on its website that it earmarked 48m British Pounds in aid for Zambia in the 2017-2018 fiscal year.
Mr. Kalaba said the decision by Britain and other western donors to pull the plug on Zambia proves that there was a problem.

“I feel vindicated. The very first time I resigned ad when I spoke people felt that I was speaking politics,” said Kalaba who is also Bahati PF Member of Parliament.

“But now the foreign community is saying what I said when I resigned. What is sad is that the innocent souls will suffer,” he said.

Lee Habasonda, a political analyst at the University of Zambia, said the withdrawal of the funding would hurt the poor in Zambia at a time when the country is struggling to manage its debt.

“We hope that the government will take quick remedial measures to ensure that the funding is resumed,” Mr. Habasonda said.

86 COMMENTS

    • It’s not just the poor who’ll be affected. It’s every citizen.
      Already Kwacha has started bleeding exercise after news of the funding cut.
      There are no winners with corruption.

    • Indeed Hon Kalaba. You stood on principle. You spoke out when others chose to keep quiet because they wanted to hold on to the benefits. I salute you. But we need more than that to vote for you. What is you plan for Zambia? Give us details

    • Only in Zambia can a MP call a party dirty and corrupt but he is glad to sit with them in Parliament and collect payslip at the end of the month without shame and claim to be a god fearing man….really laughable…I mean its like playing for football club you hate you dont agree with the owner, the coach and players but happy to wear the jersey when you are free to leave.

    • @Jay Jay, it is the principle. Boris is tearing up Theresa May’s Brexit approach and nobody is asking for his head as in court petitions to have him expelled – in fact some are courting him to take over already! I’m just saying.

    • Don’t kid yourself. Britain is reeling financially from BREXIT. Their decision to cut funding has nothing to do with Zambia. They are tightening belts everywhere and trying to save face at the same time. How can you trust your Colonialist imperialists

    • VINDICATED ON WHAT, HK? YOU ARE A COWARD. WHEN YOU SAID THERE WAS CORRUPTION, YOU DIDN’T NAME IT. IT WAS TOO GENERAL. WHEN WE PRESSED YOU TO SAY IT, YOU SHIED & STAYED MUTE.
      ===================================
      It is chaps like you who see things and keep it to yourselves without pinpointing on the actual wrongs within Government ati “Umukalamba amwene amasa yankalamo afimbapo”. Or is it that you are just learning first hand with us now that the diplomats have said it and entered into action mode? Matter of facts you sounded like most bloggers on this platform. Worse for you, you dined with them.
      If you said donor funds meant for the poor was being misappropriated, we were going to say “Genius” isn’t that what HK said? Nomba ba HK kuwaya waya fye. What do you fear kanshi? @ Lee…

    • Kalok- This has nothing to do with principle but not wanting to forego his millions of kwacha in gratuity….FYI Boris Johnson has not turned his back on the Tories he has simply gone to backbench and doing what every backbencher is entrusted to do by his constituents. PF have every right to want him kicked out as he has his own ambitions of founding a party like that BUFFOON CK who doubles as a consultant for another political party.

    • Kalaba you too enjoyed those luxury SUVs that are cited as being one of the areas where these millions of dollars in donor funds were diverted to. I have been singing this song for years the purchase of Luxury SUVs are one of the ways some elmente in govt have been stealing. In doesn’t make sense to buy a latest Hilux at USD 60,000 only to have the senior govt officer buy it off under impress at k50,000. This is theft under the protection of govt. Yet we have pot holes roads nationwide, prisons in deplorable conditions, hospitals with no medicines and schools with no teachers.

    • @Princess How can they cut funding when the money had already been disbursed and increased in size…dont cheat yourselves to soothe your corrupt rotten souls. Every penny that is sent by DFID has to accounted for even pens have to accounted for you think money you simply misappropriate funds at will.
      Dont you know that the UK govt is under pressure from the far right and the public to justify spending in corrupt regimes like Zambia’s.

    • He is clean, by now they’d have found him with cases to answer. Kalaba is an honest man, perhaps the only problem is that Zambian politics is not synonymous with upright people, perhaps a reflection that the citizenry is itself either corrupt by potential or supportively corrupt.

    • No he is not completely clean typical of pf official, where wrapped in the veil of corruption well expressedin their political slogans like Dochi Kubeba anti natwiba mwibala.

    • Don’t lie, it makes no Difference when the same rich steal the funds?? Which poor are we talking about? Actually, AID makes Africans specifically Zambians Lazy. Work hard and stop dependence on Handouts. Please, Donors Never waste your Taxpayers money on evil Zambians who claim to be a Christian Nation. Fooling God with Prayer Days yet just from their they Go to sin and Steal from the Poor. Hypocrites.

    • @ Jay Jay – you are missing the plot. Mention to me any Zambian party that has allowed its backbenchers to go against government policy and what consequences they have faced. Remember how Mukata was hounded by his party for refusing to march with his colleagues? @Nubian Princess you are missing the point. I am NOT discussing Brexits and its merits or demerits. Thanks guys…

    • Western countries are funding opposition leaders in African countries against the Chinese. In this case UK feels justified to withdraw aid because our leaders can not account for the monies we receive in aid. But truth of the matter is, it is all global politics which has been triggered by China’s growing grip on Africa. The Western Countries will do anything to squeeze African countries for allowing China especially if you give the reasons like we have failed to account for the money they helped us with. WHEN ELEPHANTS FIGHT THE GRASS SUFFERS.

  1. It is a sad development for any well meaning Zambian. The withdrawal am sure has nothing to do with China’s relation with Zambia but rather the failure of Zambians to respect the donors intention. Corruption is just too much and we all need to be ashamed regardless of our political affiliation. This is the image we carry around where we go corrupt people who even steal what belongs to them.

    We need discipline in all sectors. Our work philosophy need to change right from our homes otherwise we shall always live on bended knees.

    Weldon Mr Kalaba for distancing yourself from what you called a corrupt government. I would have appreciated you more if you fought it from within because from without you can only shout out through small media. We need a renewal from inside out.

    God…

  2. Its not presidents or ministers who steal donor funds but mere civil servants. Go to chalala and see what kind of structures they build with stolen donor cash. Look at HENRY KAPOKO. Was he a president or minister?……Not at all but a simple human resources officer stealing millions of kwacha of donor money.

    • All those structures must be reposed if EECL is serious in fighting corruption. And it is high time HH is investigated over his privatization role in the 90s. Most of the money raised went into his own pocket. Can we have him investigated ASAP..!

    • Yep! That’s right… it’s obvious when you drive through Chalala, Libala and Kamwla South that it’s not just the politicians…Almost everyone is doing it. We are in serious trouble as a country!!

  3. We have been telling these PF nutcases on LT that lungu is the most corrupt president.

    Now they have started saying lungu does not know about the corruption sweeping Zambia ? We say lungu is very aware because he himself is very corrupt and if he had a way lungu would legalise corruption.

    We will say this again, the only thing that will go against lungu is that there is not enough money to corrupt every Zambian.
    Many will be corrupted but some will not be corrupted and will sing..

    • @4.1

      The truth of the matter is HH, 27 years old then, was asked by the government of Chiluba, Sata, Nawakwi, etc, to evaluate assets because the people in government then failed to run them.
      The young HH did his job and was paid for it…. As an Economist, he invested his money wisely and today he is one of the richest people in Africa.
      The government on the other side went and negotiated with investors, they (the government) because of lack of ideas again failed to negotiate according to the valuations HH gave them….. They went ahead and sold/privatized the assets at lower figures…. They used the money in whichever way the deemed right…
      Those wise investors that took charge of the mines and other assets, within a year, they managed to raise huge sums of money (profit), three times…

    • Those wise investors that took charge of the mines and other assets, within a year, they managed to raise huge sums of money (profit), three times more than what they paid our Chiluba government.
      Meanwhile, the corrupt CHILUBA government thought the money was enough to boost Zambia’s economy and even put some more in their pockets but alas, money is money and only people with a brain like HH can know how to use it wisely….
      Now, after 20 years and the money has gotten finished because of theft in the government, some selfish, dishonest and useless people come and start accusing innocent HH that he sold the government assets! Huh! HOW FOOLISH ARE YOU?
      Some even say he was supposed to refuse to valuate the assets because the investors that came retrenched the workers then… ARE YOU…

  4. If the money doesn’t reach the intended poor people in the first place due to corrupt and greedy people then how is it that the withdraw will hurt the poor? A better solution could be fishing out the corrupt and greedy after investigations are done lobby for those funds and not just pledge but actually make the process as transparent as possible so that intended poor can fully benefit this time.

  5. Thanks Mr Kalaba,we are waiting for Amos to come and insult us,since the Great Leader does not speak to us.What is funny is the president does not want to talk to us(..at most he will talk down to us from airport tarmac),he also does not want want to listen to us as he claims he knows it all for example no one should tell him who to fire,but he insists he wants to continue ruling.What a man of contradictions. Right now he wants people who have failed to account for these monies disciplined,just after commanding them “..ukubomba mwibala”.Strange

  6. We need stringent measures to monitor every money that comes into the country. Anybody can be tempted and if there is poor monitoring and contral every one can succumb.

  7. Steal as you can ….. Your BIGGEST BOSS is the BIGGEST thief…. Ubomba mwibala ulya mwibala….. SWAZILAND is calling…….. ALL ZAMBIANS STEAL JUST AS BIG PEOPLE STEAL…. POLICE GET BRIBES<RATSA JOIN THE BRIBE,solders steal too… JUDGES STEAL too…….
    WE praised PF as the best GOVERNMENT in the world….. what have we reaped…………… CORRUPTION……… GIVE EVIDENCE was their response…….. SAD to have such people in the country………..
    VERY ARROGANT they have become…………….. bane poverty is bad….. when you are poor and power is given to you , you become confused and think everything in ZAmbia belong to you alone not other Zambians….You build mansions every where,,,,,,

  8. The theft of aid goes back to 2012! Funds were being diverted to offshore accounts arms deals with the Russian and Israelies and not forgetting the purchase of the presidential jet ! so president Lungu knew about the missing funds ……

  9. Vindicated? If you knew about this saga why didn’t you tell the nation. This may be embarrassing but it doesn’t give credence to your cause. The main reason you resigned is because Lungu wants to stand in 2021. I can be one of the people to support you especially that although you may not know me your mother is a distant niece to my grandfather. But I can only do this if you show sincerity such resigning from PF (according to you a party of crooks ) and surrender your seat at Bahati.

    • Why not? If he’s completely clean and my relative why should I not encourage him. It’s like your son is highly qualified and hard working at the company you’re CEO wouldn’t you promote him if a vacancy arose. ..he beats everyone at the interviews. ..why should I fail to encourage him.

  10. you will hear PF ‘s response………… they have become arrogant, insolent and sarcastic…. Bane this country is gone to the dogs…… They will say UK, Ireland and Sweden to hell…. They will extol China……
    Bane let us do a right for our country for once…………….. whom do we want to please…. Can you pride in borrowing from china all your life?

  11. I’m wondering what could be happening to the Chinese loans and Euro bonds where there are no whistle blowers. At least donor funds yes. The donors can make noise but since the Chinese don’t demand transparency from the funds they loan there must be serious embezzlement there. Chines loans are the only funds that can be stolen without any noise. That is why crooks like Chinese loans. The reasons they don’t like donor funds from the west is because they ask for accountability and there is exposure like the case on hand.

  12. I’m wondering what could be happening to the Chinese loans and Euro bonds where there are no whistle blowers. At least donor funds yes. The donors can make noise but since the Chinese don’t demand transparency from the funds they loan there must be serious embezzlement there. Chines loans are the only funds that can be stolen without any noise. That is why crooks like Chinese loans. The reasons they don’t like donor funds from the west is because they ask for accountability and there is exposure like the case on hand.

  13. Kalaba maybe an honest family man but his close links to religious business millionaires is highly questionable as they are no different or even worse than those stealing donor money meant for the poor.

  14. So isn’t in order for Harry to leave the “corrupt” PF rather than call them corrupt but hold on to their parliamentary seat???

  15. For as long as the general populace focus on ‘political leadership’ , the real thieves ( PS, Directors and even lower) will continue to steal. This is why i personally feel the Boss of PS’s ( Msiska) doesn’t have it. In the time of Aldridge ( or is it Adamson), such incidences were unheard of. But now- health ministry, Kapoko ( in Mwanawasa’s time when the PS was Miti), social cash transfer ( even the word ” cash transfer” to vulnerables who do not have bank accounts and are most likely illiterate, is a HUMONGOUS loophole for a corrupt low level official. This is where the administration systems need to be strengthened. Most of these are plain simple thefts. Task Msiska who should task the PS. We have had enough and seen enough corruption by these civil servants with little action…

  16. Whose parliamentarian seat is it kikikikik ? That seat belongs to the Zambian voters in Bahati kumwensu eko tulya flesi fisi. He is wise not to cause a bye election so that thieves can plunder more through elections. Go Go GO Kalaba. That seat belongs to us voters not PF party.

    • So it’s ok to keep and sleep with a wife who’s just committed adultery? Heard eating your and still want to have it.

  17. Look at the bright side. Stopping AID means we become more innovative, it is the same way rich African kids are lazy while poor kids given the opportunity usually rise and shine.

    • I see it the same way too. There is always agony in relying on handouts. It’s time we learnt to stand on our own feet or sit on our own bottom like other independent states do.

  18. Let me say! We Zambian’s deserve this and if there is one person to blame is each one of us for not standing up against corruption of this government. Self inflicted pain because of one, two or three people over the expense of poor people trustfully someone must return these monies back in one way or another.

  19. People should not forget that the culprits in this case are government leaders and not Kalaba. Even in the face of so much shame for the country, no one is being held responsible. They are talking about investigations that will never yield any meaningful results. They have put relatives and cadres in government positions and that is why they cannot take them to task.

  20. The disaster that is ACC is that of only investigating the victims of the intended aid and not the administrators who receive and apportion the funds. Glaring in the public eye is the fire tenders and ambulances purchases still no heads have rolled! Court decisions have gone ignored by ministers to pay back what they unconstitutionally amassed because the president has not assented to the courts ruling! Now that the donor community is demanding accountability government administered from plot one is instructing action be taken…..take a minute to think who in the end will be the sacrificed. Of course the lowly placed civil servants in the system!

  21. But Lungu has been saying there is no corruption, now he wants investigation urgently, what a dim wit! You see people driving massive cars and building mansions beyond their incomes. There is something wrong. At one time you have 3 million kwacha and a year later you declare 23 million kwacha and you expect people to keep silent. Koswe mu kitchen.

  22. Ndetila nati – Your example sir doesn’t add up. Think of another example. If he was sleeping with them he would have remained quiet. Sleeping with them in simple language means sharing similar views and ideas but at the same time condemning them. But the man is not doing that.

  23. Mr. Kalaba, GOD bless you:
    People in leadership should understand certain things.
    1. Always be a truthful person
    2. Fear GOD the creator of Heaven and Earth.
    3 Love Humanity.
    4. Make peace with every one because you never created any person and you shall never.
    The Bible says THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE. Now we are hearing from the donors when local people were not accepting and yet Mr. Kalaba was opening our eyes.
    Let us wait and see if people who are going to suffer are those who are not PF Members only.
    See: HOSEA 4 V 6 – My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge, because you have rejected knowledge, GOD says I will reject you:

  24. Your excellency it should not end at firing Emmerine Kabanshi but thoroughly probing how the funds concerned were utilized, who else was involved. Accountants at community development, the controlling officer

    • You’re right. Kabanshi just like any other minister cannot detect what these guys are doing. They are sophisticated. In fact instead of using our police or DEC it will be safer to call in Scotlandyard. Our officers will just get bribes and complicate a straight forward case like the Kapoko saga.

  25. Ba Kalaba After Bushiri amilila ka ngwe then lied to you that you’re the next president. Now you want to show like you’re the Messiah, just shut up!

  26. I watched Kalaba on Prime TV last Monday night. He said a lot of sensible things and particularly that of government increasing domestic workers’ salaries by almost 100%.He asked “is it logical to increase the salaries of workers they did not employ?

    • The increase in mum wage isn’t just for house servants. It’s a low that says you not pay a worker below this figure. Is it because you’re not a house servant yourself. We might as well stop unions from demanding high pay for their members since the unions don’t own those companies. To me on this scarface gets zero out of ten.

  27. Do we have plan for the poor?I think it is an over statement to say someone cares for the poor.The poor are just sacrifice on an altar of political expedience.The only time the poor benefit is during campaigns when they are cheated with a pack of chibuku beers.No one should talk about the poor when in actual sense they don’t benefit.The poor will always continue fighting for crumbs from the table of politicians.
    No politician has a proper agenda for the poor other than using them as political ladders.It is a fuss to say the poor will suffer if donor aid is withdrawn.The poor have ever been in perpetual poverty and ignorance.

  28. DONOR FUND FREEZE IN ZAMBIA: A CASE OF A LEADER WHO IS NOT SERIOUS
    Let us begin by looking at some extracts from the speech his excellence the president Mr. Edgar Lungu made to Parliament 2 weeks and then draw our judgements with the actions he has taken now after the donors withdrew funding. A clear sign of a leader who is not serious with he does and says. A Leader who stands for nothing but corruption. The social cash transfer is just a tip of the iceberg which he was aware of and had turned a blind eye to it. Annoying to say the least.
    EXTRACTS FORM THE PRESIDENTIAL SPEECH MADE TO PARLIAMENT ON 14TH SEPTEMBER,2018.
    MR. SPEAKER,
    78. THE SOCIAL CASH TRANSFER PROGRAMME HAS PROVED TO BE EFFECTIVE IN CONTRIBUTING TO POVERTY REDUCTION AS WELL AS INCOME REDISTRIBUTION, ESPECIALLY IN…

  29. THE PROGRAMME IS BEING SCALED UP TO REACH A TOTAL OF 700,000 BENEFICIARY HOUSEHOLDS COUNTRYWIDE BY THE END OF THIS YEAR. CURRENTLY, 632,020 HOUSEHOLDS ARE BENEFITING.
    135. WE ALL HAVE A PATRIOTIC DUTY NOT JUST TO EXPRESS OUTRAGE AGAINST CORRUPTION, BUT TO DO MORE TO COMBAT THE SCOURGE. BUT THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION MUST BE DONE IN AN HONEST MANNER, DEVOID OF THE NARROW AND SELFISH INTERESTS CALCULATED TO MALIGN OTHERS SIMPLY BECAUSE ONE HAS THE PLATFORM TO DO SO. THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION MUST BE PROSECUTED WITH NOBLE INTENTIONS TO MAKE OUR SOCIETY BETTER.

    136. THE SCREAMING HEADLINES OF CORRUPTION PROPAGANDA MAY SUCCEED TO MALIGN SOMEONE BUT THEY ACHIEVE NOTHING IN TERMS OF UPLIFTING THE LIVES OF THE POOR AND INDIGENT OF OUR SOCIETY, THE VERY PEOPLE WE SWORE TO SERVE AND…

  30. 137. LET US THEREFORE COME TO A COMMON CAUSE THAT THE SCOURGE IS NOT JUST CRIMINAL, BUT MORALLY REPREHENSIBLE TOO. AND SO LET US AGREE ON A GENUINE LEGAL AND AWARENESS RESPONSE TO THE PROBLEM, NOT THE OFTEN BASELESS NAMECALLING WHICH ADDS NOTHING TO THE CRUSADE BUT SIMPLY POLARISES OUR SOCIETY BETWEEN THE ACCUSED AND THE ACCUSERS.
    Take home points:
    1. Social cash transfer is working well according to the president when deep down his heart he had ordered an investigation 4 months ago and he has not received a report – Who does this? How gullible
    2. The talk of corruption is selfish talk calculated to malign others according to him. How can you say this when you have information that some government department are plundering resources?
    Interesting that he ordered investigations 4…

  31. The big Question I want to ask who is clean on all the so called politicians we have in Zambia.HH has the privitisation tag on his neck ,Kambwili was fired because of corruption and busy ranting to cover his dirty,GBM was forced out in PF when he wanted to recover what he invested in PF,Nevers Mumba the story is clear what he did in Canada when he served in diplomatic service the courts have ruled,so my Question who is clean to take over from PF?

  32. Alternative Facts Fake News S**thole Countries Social Mobility Chinese Zambia Police Reservists Corruption scandals: Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Alternative Facts Fake News S**thole Countries Social Mobility Chinese Zambia Police Reservists Corruption scandals: Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans

    By the way one issue lost in all this corruption scandal is how were they choosing and picking the beneficiaries of this social security cash? I bet there was corruption there, most of the beneficiaries would be their relatives and friends.

    Lungu can’t even front the media and address the nation… he can’t even suspend the heads of these organisations to pave way for an independent investigations. The cabinet secretary and the minister of social security are the top officials whose heads should roll, instead Lungu is tasking them to investigate their own departments. Unbelievable!

  33. Alternative Facts Fake News S**thole Countries Social Mobility Chinese Zambia Police Reservists Corruption scandals: Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Alternative Facts Fake News S**thole Countries Social Mobility Chinese Zambia Police Reservists Corruption scandals: Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans

    The Zambia Watchdog s reporting that Lungu has apparently finally dismissed the minister of social security for the donor funding scandal. Obviously he had to sacrifice a few heads but this makes much better sense unlike his hallucinations yesterday for asking the very minister to investigate her ministry and herself. The secretary to cabinet is another head that should be dismissed too… while Lungu should await his fate from docile Zambians (once they wake up from their slumber).

    To be honest in corruption in Zambia can’t be fixed by knee jerk patchworks of firing few individuals here and there… the scourge is systematic and embedded into every fibre of society. What needs to be fixed are the systems of governance, creating strong and independent judiciary, law enforcement…

  34. We have a dull government ai. If you cant retain or attract donor funds who can you attract? In spite of it opting for parties like UPND is like jumping from the frying pan into the fire

  35. People, let’s for once take time and look outside the box:
    1. These donors through their mission representatives, don’t they have mechanisms to safe guard the monies their countries give out rather than wait until the intended recipients complain of nonpayment?
    2. The bulk should stop at the appointed officials at the ministries. They should be charged with theft, fraud or embezzlement. It cannot be corruption!
    3. Has it occurred to anyone that some of these high standing diplomats could also be in it and stashing their own pockets for the day when they are recalled? Remember we have a case of our own diplomat whose abuse of Zambia’s Mission monies in Canada has just been concluded by courts of law! They could be exaggerating the monies and hastening to stop funding to cover up…

  36. up their ineptitude or thievery!
    4. As for this man from Bahati, I personally have little regard as he should have reported the culprits to our cops or even to the citizens of our beloved country by way of naming them through his social media accomplices – News Diggers or Mast!

  37. The majority involved at Zampost are just junior officers, and this reveals the rottenness of our society. I cannot start stealing because my fellow workmates are into it. ATI FYAPWALALA! That’s wrong attitude of joining the band wagon! Let’S not pass the back to the president but rather each one to have a mind set to guard against stealing at whatever station of life God has placed you.
    If you are in a habit of abusing authority at your place of work and you get upgrade to a PS or political office, What guarantee is there that you can stop stealing? STOP THE ROT! You have a responsibility!

  38. What vindication is this lost soul talking about? Does he not know that the carrot the guys were dangling has strings?Is it normal for old women to be subjected to this kind of treatment where they are separated from family and fed on donations. Where are your grandparents Honorable? Do they equally receive this? Do you think this money is given out of the joy of giving? PLEASE DO NOT BLAME THE GAME BUT THE PLAYERS. In the first place we new that the managers of this fund were failures as they had been failing to pay their few employees on time. Wondering who could have blindly appointed them managers. Someone had asked me where the company was going to find the money to pay the workers. These guy’s assets must be frozen.

  39. Kalaba means well he’s been vindicated as a man of integrity ,a man of high principles.Well done Harry Kalaba, Britain ,Sweden and others

  40. “Lee Habasonda, a political analyst at the University of Zambia, said the withdrawal of the funding would hurt the poor in Zambia at a time when the country is struggling to manage its debt”
    Do not mislead us, Mr Lee Habasonda. Dr Haabazoka, who is chairman of the economic association of Zambia and your fellow lecturer at UNZA has assured us not to panic. We are trying to copoe and move forward with the country.

  41. Honorable don’t speak lies and stop double standard. UPND is blaming PF just as you. My question is, why are you still holding on to PF membership if really PF was that bad. GBM, Kambwili and yourself are still carrying PF tags then whom are you fooling? Until we hear that you have resigned from PF then we shall believe you. A mare stepping down from your portfolio does not vindicate you from wrong doing. Garry Nkombo is an example of stepping down but still UPND and won’t undress the party in any way. You are the same PF members eating in the background.

  42. Western donors have been giving fund under the under the umbrella of “Poverty and Hunger “ projects and for 50 years they never check where these funds went. How is this case different? They gave the funds the same way it disappeared the same way as before and they now want to complain about their own carelessness!
    The Aid money in the developing world is just used for bribes corruption and buying guns to harass local people. Creating fear and division among the citizens and causing tribal hatred
    It is the fault of the donors a lot of war lords and human traffickers are continuing their game in the the developing nations. Corruption is there because the donors don’t check how these funds are being used. Stop the rot. Poor people will not know any different if these do not reach their…

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