President Edgar Lungu flanked by Special Assistant to President for Press and Public Relation Amos Chanda speaking to Journalists shortly before his departure for South Africa at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport
President Edgar Lungu flanked by Special Assistant to President for Press and Public Relation Amos Chanda speaking to Journalists shortly before his departure for South Africa at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport

STATE House Press Aide Amos Chanda says the reason why president Edgar Lungu took a drastic step to fire Minister Emerine Kabanshi is because he wants all the funds that were embezzled to reach the poor.

Speaking when he called in during a Hot fm breakfast show this morning, Chanda said governent will evakuate the matter and quickly return to the financing of the social cash transfer programme for the poor.

And Chanda said is not true that newspapers and radio stations have caused the firing of Kabanshi but because publicizing the issue has disrupted certain pieces of evidence.

“The president regretted that this matter has taken too long since he ordered an inquiry. It is a regrettable situation which is why we don’t want to believe that there is any malicious intent in those generous donors who have been doing. It is a requirement that we look at the matter objectively,” Chanda said.

He said admitted that government at the moment does not have sufficient resources to finance certain projects.

“Government does not have sufficient resources to run this programme which is why it is working to take corrective measures to clean up the problems so that all these discussions are fore stored,” Chanda said.

“The government does not have sufficient money. Regrettably the poor who are the focus, primary goal for the President, yes there has been inconveniences regrettably which is why decisively and more quicker action was required.”

He also explained why President Lungu had to fire his Minister.

“The goal of taking that drastic action is to make sure that this theft does reach the poor. It is expected that we will quickly evaluate their position and quickly return to the financing of this programme for the poor,” Chanda explained.

And Chanda said it is not true that the media has caused President Lungu’s action.

“It is not true that the newspapers and the radio stations have caused the action but of course they have disrupted certain things. Government will not tell you what those premature announcements you have disrupted but from that point when it was now clear that certain pieces of evidence being protects an no longer be protected because the matter is in the public domain, the President would have to act swiftly as he did,” said Chanda.

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27 COMMENTS

  1. these guys take you Zambians for fools for real. Wow!!
    I sure hope this has opened your eyes.
    they’ve nowhere to hide now and it’s up to the voters to wise up

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  2. these guys take you Zambians for fo ols for real. Wow!!
    I sure hope this has opened your eyes.
    they’ve nowhere to hide now and it’s up to the voters to wise up

    you guys at lt need to get serious. what is it that you’re flagging from this msg?

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    • So Lungu will return the money he and his groupies have stolen?

      For as long as Lungu is president, the poor will NEVER benefit from donor aid.

      He is a common thief, a douche bag.

      And you Amos, are worse.

      Your days are numbered.

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    • Amos saaatanyoko can’t you just stay away, this is serious. So childish..
      You will hear that other indyot Amos come out barking. Maybe he will keep quiet because his brother was first to be fired from ZamPost.

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    • Ohh..no…additional buls.h.itting
      So what are you trying to tell the Zambian people? That the “president regretted”? That you took “drastic action”?That “is not true that newspapers and radio stations have caused the firing of Kabanshi”?
      He is even boasting, trying to show how tuff his bo.s.s is, vehemently denying that newspapers and the radio stations forced him to take action, CR.A.P !!! But its true. OTHERWISE, he should have fired her as a first thing, but what happened, one day she gets directive, then following day fir.ed. These are not even drastic measures, don’t cheat people. Its expected and poor minister… I don’t see anything meaningful, other than hiding behind the REGRETS

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    • Surely if being economical with the truth is the reason Chanda is paid to do. In this case the truth is all out for us to see. Four months no action, once in public domain someone acts with the other pieces. Surely next time do not expose that important institution like that.

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  3. Let him start with all the funds embezzled through dubious contracts and acquisitions such as the red wheelbarrow, ambulances, inflated road works etc etc then the rest will follow suit.

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  4. “Speaking when he called in during a Hot fm breakfast show this morning, Chanda said government will evaluate the matter and quickly return to the financing of the social cash transfer programme for the poor.”

    You have a Presidential Spokesman who calls in at a radio show as there is no leadership …if Lazy Lungu was serious he would have invited press himself to State house.

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    • Stay focused Mr. President! Someone is drumming their tribal propaganda against Zambia but he will NEVER be president! LAZY BUM LITTLE BOY ILLITERATE TRIBAL hooligan bully son of a tribal polygamist father who never taught him toilet manners is pooping HAGAIN in public. Someone give him a DIAPER please!

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    • Lungu and focus in the same sentence? It can’t.

      Transvestite Sharon is missing a brain.

      Mash for brains!

      You will soon be deported from your trailer home down town.

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    • “Spanish foreign minister claims Trump told him to build wall across the Sahara desert to stop migrants”, Trump is preparing to flush out such people from the USA, if they are of no value to their own country why should Trump keep them?

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  5. Ka amos, iwe ka little katiyo!
    Kambwili who you used to steal with, knows all the skeletons in your thieving cupboard, & he will testify with zeal.
    One day you will be a wife in Chimbokaila, with [email protected] [email protected] & his fellow katiyo Zampost brother.

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    • That day can not come sooner.

      Rest assured, it will come.

      The broom of justice will sweep as far back as RB.

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    • He also got a share of the so-called eSwatini “gift”, remember?
      Docile Zambians dribbled to believe that a King or president can give a gift to another president, and they believed. Yet this guy, is also building a mansion in eSwatini…..how did he get that gift? No one knows. And here he goes cheating gullible Zambians that they have taken “drastic actions”….ma labbish chabe ayo.
      Bikkilon & Diffikoti

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  6. How can embezzled funds go to the poor when they have already been embezzled, or you know where to recover them and channel to the poor who are rightful recipients?

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    • Imagine!

      The only way this can happen is if Lungu and his dogs return the billions they have stolen.

      There should be an open enquiry led by Scotland Yard to trace all this stolen money.

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  7. Its disappointing that investigations are not even complete yet the babies from the tribal party are crying .
    This is not dundumwezi.Let us patiently wait for investigative wings to do their thing.
    If there were criminal activities, we will ALL here in court who did or didn’t do what.
    Calling fellow citizens dogs is the REASON we sincerely believe we are voting for the PF again in 2021.
    Ngati chakubaba visit dundumwezi for more bitterness.

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  8. Remove Lungu. Remove kaiza. Remove all the chandas. Sunday. Amoss etc

    Then remove hh. Remove gbm.
    Remove kambwili. Remove Musenge

    Let us be Patriotic. Forget your tribe and save mother Zambia

    We are under siege from these criminals

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  9. Bring back Frank Bwalya to Zambia and bring back Kaseba. Given Lubinda must also arise .

    Let us kick out EL. Look at the dollar. Lungu has eroded international confidence just like hh who privatised and destroyed lives through

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