It’s NOT $154 million for Bangweulu Regional Hospital, it’s $11 million, Kambwili told

NDC leader Chishimba Kambwili
NDC leader Chishimba Kambwili
NDC leader Chishimba Kambwili
NDC leader Chishimba Kambwili

National Democratic Congress Leader Chishimba Kambwili has been told to stop spreading lies about the amount that will be spend on the construction of the landmark 800 bed capacity ultra modern state of the art Bangweulu Regional Hospital.

Youth Federation for World Peace Country Coodinator Mr Joshua Ndjovu has expressed shock at what he has described as dangerous levels of desperation exhibited by former Minister of Information and Broadcasting services, Mr Chishimba Kambwili of misinforming the Public on serious matters that have the potential to cause anarchy.

Ndjovu said he is deeply saddened that Mr Kambwili can deliberately mislead the public about the cost of the Bangweulu Regional Hospital which is under construction in Luwingu district of Northern Province.

He stated that President Edgar Chagwa Lungu had given the figure in the speech he delivered during the laying of the foundation stone for the construction of the regional facility and it was K154, 174 340.72 which translates into *US$11 million and not $154,174 340.72* as alleged by Kambwili.

“The President was very clear in his speech. He said K154, 174 340.72 and not $154,174 340.72. The K154, 174 340.72 translates into $11 million. To prove to you that am not speaking from without, let me quote from the Presidents Speech,”

President Lungu said, ” My Government has placed high premium on having a healthy and productive population to spur Socio -Economic development. This is as outlined in the 7th National Development Plan, the PF Manifesto and the National Health Strategic Plan 2017-2021. Therefore, it gives me great pleasure to lay the foundation stone to commence the construction of an Ultra Modern Hospital which will be constructed at the cost of *K154, 174 340.72,”* he said.

Mr Kambwili is quoted in the media as wondering how the cost of a hospital of the same design and shape could rise from $34 million to $154 million.

“In this country we need to say enough is enough of the stealing by this government. It is becoming too much,” Kambwili said.

He called for action from citizens saying they should not be laughing while President Lungu and his government were visibly amassing wealth under the pretext of working.

He alleged that President Lungu had interest in the Luwingu hospital.

“Look, President Edgar Lungu over the weekend went to Luwingu to go and do a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a hospital which they are calling Bangweulu Regional Hospital, but the regional hospital that he went to inaugurate, three of them are being built…one here in Lusaka, same design, it’s near the airport, it is called a specialised hospital. This Lusaka specialised hospital is going to cost $34 million together with all the equipment and training of personnel for six months and another will be built in Chief Kalindawalo’s Kingdom in Petauke and will also cost $34 million with all the equipment and training of personnel for six months and another one will be built in Chinsali, same structure and model,” Kambwili said. “But the only difference is that the one which is going to be built in Luwingu, the tender and everything was done within the Ministry of Health while these other three hospitals, the tender was done by the housing and infrastructure ministry. But listen to this; the ones that were done by the housing and infrastructure ministry were all costing $34 million but this one which was done by Ministry of Health under [health minister Dr Chitalu] Chilufya and his girlfriend who is the PS (permanent secretary) and chairman of the tender committee, the same hospital is going to cost government $154 million.

“$154 million… Do you know what $154 million can build? It’s a building bigger than UTH. This thing they are building will be called a general hospital, a general hospital to cost $154 million while three general hospitals in Lusaka, Kalindawalo’s kingdom and in Chinsali are costing $34 million each with all the equipment elo imwe muletamba ati ba President balebomba but umunenu alepoketa (but you are watching saying the President is working while he pockets money).”
Kambwili wondered how President Lungu could allow a minister and the PS to control the tender.

“And by the way just to build a hospital do you need the President to go and ground break? Ba DC bakulacita inshi, ba Mayor bakulahita inshi…(What will the district commissioner be doing? What will the mayor be doing?) It’s because the man has got an interest in that tender which cost five times more than actual cost,” he said. “Bakabwalala imwe muleipaya abantu (You thieves are killing people). I am calling upon the Anti-Corruption Commission, DEC to investigate who tendered for the hospital, how it was awarded and by the way, the contractor is Sunshare and you know that Sunshare there is an allegation that they are building flats for Chitalu Chilufya, the Minister of Health, you know that Sunshare has been sponsoring Chitalu Chilufya’s projects in the constituency…? Ba Kaunda ruled this country for 27 years and the time he was leaving office, to check his account they found that he had only $8,000 equal to about K8 million. For 27 years but Lungu rules this country for one year he leaps from K1 million to K23 million! I am telling you they will finish this country from stealing its resources while you watch but when we talk you think we are joking.”

Kambwili said he had been in government and had experience.

“And I know how these people are stealing. And we are allowing Lungu, two years before elections, today is the 12th of August, a very special day…it simply means, because our Constitution says elections shall be held on the 12th kwashala (remaining) two solid years but Lungu has started campaigning so ifi alepitana na tu Mukupa, Mumbi Phiri ni campaign ilya balecita, balemishinga butter pa menso uku baleiba balebika mumatumba yabo (They are smearing butter on your face, one hand they are stealing, putting money in their pockets while campaigning),” said Kambwili. “Say no to these thieves otherwise mukatampa ukulya abana benu (you will start eating your children). Tell us how the cost has escalated from $34 million to $154 million, do you know what $154 million can do? … They are saying you must respect the President…President who cannot put one plus one together, that it’s equal to two, he goes to ground break a hospital which is costing $34 million in other areas but is costing $154 million and he says ‘respect me’.”


  1. If its in other countries that information Kambwili is important, but this is zambia with its dull citizens, all they need is a k50 after 5years to vote and wait for another 5years for a k50

    • I am liking Kambwili speeches. Yes there is something to dig. Why so big difference between $34 million and $11 million then?
      Do you know what $34 million can do, you can build 3 hospitals.

  2. Just advise Kambwili to re join PF……. The guy still wants to come back to PF to continue with his corrupt acts!!!!

    • CKinsultor chikopofye mwe! Mid night caller.

      Anyways he understands and knows how thieving was done an is done.
      “Kambwili said he had been in government and had experience.”

      I give him the benefit of doubt. Set up a thief to catch a thief

      So say I know (have experience of) how we used to steal. This is how we used to steal sounds better.

      Then in the night, you start calling the POTROZ.

  3. kambwilis recent by election loses has awakened him to reality that the political heavy weight is actually a feather in a pillow case now his only message to the public are lies and insults. however Kambwili did speak some truth, umwiine wacisushhi tafwisaa matee. clearly Mr kambwili hasn’t fwisaad after his terrible loses, we can only conclude that we know the kneckless elephant in the room

    I’m breaker, I’m transcendent and I approve this message

  4. You know when a rabid dog runs a-mock in the village or Township, it sends shivers on residents because they do not know when it will strike but when it does strike one thing for sure is that it will spread rabies. This story sounds more like it. Kambwili should rather concentrate on his forgery cases and the drinking of tea in London and coming back for Lunch in Zambia. He is a disgrace to our political scenario in general and our great nation in particular.

    • Who is going to trust Kambwili. I have not seen everything he has said come to pass. The point is, he knows how money is stolen. I will advise CK to come out in the open and tell Zambians how money is stolen. Zambians will start to believe him.

  5. Sunday Chanda said it, we need politics of substance-promote manifestos and policies. CK is an intellectual midget who is using any means to survive politically. We need to stop entertaining such worthless characters if our political landscape is to develop and progress. CK, Kalaba, Chipimo and the terrorist tribalist upnd are not the opposition Zambia needs.

  6. If CK had not mentioned to the public about the cost of these hospitals non of us would have known, but now that his spoken about the same we all know…call him useless but these figures will come to us in future. There saying 11 million now just because ck has mentioned it. These guys will defend themselves to death, just take note of the 11 million dollars mentioned because in future the same will turn into 35 million. You cant trust people who bought 1 fire engine at 1 million dollars, unless you are very stupid.

    • You can’t trust a man like CK who can’t even differentiate between Kwacha and Dollar, unless you are stupid

      Kikiki yaba!
      I’m just saying…

  7. BUFFOON CK is like a dog that always barks when a thief comes in the night the owner doesn’t wake up as he thinks it’s just barking…am also surprised these projects are going ahead when Finance Ministry has halted projects.

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  9. Kambwili, stop peddling lies day and night. Since you forced yourself on NDC as its leader, all we hear from you are insults and lies against anyone in PF. Let me remind you that infact, its you Kambwili who everyone knows that you where forcing people to award contracts to your companies when you where in Government and thats why the main reason you where dropped and subsequently expelled from PF. In your bitterness and frustration, you go and hijack someone’s party with no clue and idea to run it.
    What the manifesto of NDC, do you even know what NDC main thrust is? The best you can do iwe Kambwili is to work hard and become the second largest opposition political party. When we warned you that HH & UPND cant work with you, you denied until you experienced the greediness and…

    • To fair to CK though $11 million is a lot of money to throw around…in Zambia will just throw millions of dollars about then end up building four walls with an inflated Bill’s of Quantity…you need to show people the Bill’s to justify the costs.

  10. That’s the problem of not having advisors who have no fear of pointing out “Supreme Leader’s” mistakes. CK is surrounded by bootlicking clowns and is a clown himself. They were busy cheering him on without verifying his facts.

  11. I know that this time around PF cadres will find a weapon to hit back at Kambwili. Its normal may be he did not get it clearly that it was K I54 ……million and quoted it in dollars instead. However Kambwili has raised issues which need clarity and a better explanation than what has come out in the article above. He has questioned the tender process that this time around it was done by Ministry of Health itself under the chairmanship of the minister of health himself. He also says there are other two or so similar Hospitals being built around the Country at a cost of $ 34 … million dollars each. These figures are not tallying at all. Why are Hospitals with similar design costing more than the Bangweulu Hospital. This is the confusion which makes people to start speculating and…

  12. Kambwili sounds very frustrated after Lubwa ward defeat in Kitwe two weeks ago….kkkkkkkkk…..uzamudziba Yesu CK in 2021.Kambwili and HH dwel too much on lies.All he did is to remove K from K154m kwacha and put $154 million.This is how dul1 CK and HH can be and it is due to their desperation for state house!!!Looking at factors on the ground,one can easily predict ECL’s victory in 2021 because the opposition have nothing to offer.Hope CK watched how Kasama came to standstill when ECL and GBM met for the first time since the time he ditched UPND .Michael Sata was the only politician who made sense while in opposition!!!WE CANT WAIT TO DEFEAT KAMBWILI AND HIS TEAM ON 12/08/2021!!!

    • Does Kambwili himself possess any integrity? Granted the current leadership leaves much to be desired but to entertain the likes of Kambwili for the Office of President is a much greater crime!!

  13. When CK first began to shout on the mountain top it was when he saw he was about to be expelled from a party he had hoped would keep him on until he milked the cow dry. Up went his dreams of minister when he could harass the china man never mind insult the very man his alliance fell apart with in last ward election. He missed insulting little fleddie the capitalist now chanting a socialist message when he openly told a journalist she would suffer once the nation was in flames as fleddie had cash to run away, he who after several road traffic accidents on account of over speeding blamed the state. Now there he was gone viral talking about figures only in his mind and speaking about a girlo for minister…what should we then believe we ask?

  14. BA CK you are now quating in dollars,come and finish the hospital you left,your company was the one building a hospital which you have abandoned plz be straight mudala ka sugar naka BP kabi mudala

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