Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo
Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo

Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo has dismissed claims by United Party for National Development UPND Choma Central Member of Parliament Cornelius Mwetwa alleging that he has received 10 herds of cattle from the Zambia Correction service.

Speaking in an interview at the Mukambo border in Mufulira Copperbelt province, Hon Kampyongo said that it was unfortunate that a seemingly seasoned and schooled Parliamentarian would go to such lengths in propelling lies.

“It is shocking that someone would go to the extent of claiming to have seen me receiving cattle which they cannot even produce as evidence to the people,” Mr Kampyongo wondered, before adding that the Zambia Correctional Service Commissioner-General Dr. Chisela Chileshe only made a Public pledge in a jest that 10 animals would be given to him minus even indicating what kind of animals they would be.

“Even when the Commissioner General made the pledge, I responded in a jest making it clear that government works as a team of course led by His Excellency the President, not me alone as a Minister”

Hon. Kampyongo has since Challenged the UPND Parliamentarian to show the nation the 10 animals that he had received and where the said animals are being kept.

“As leaders, we should endeavor to give factual information to the people and focus on things that are significant to the development of our nation unlike focussing on destruction,” the Minister said.

Hon. Kampyongo said that unlike Cornelius Mwetwa, he is well aware of and abides by the requirement by law that every Member of Parliament should declare his assets through Parliament to the judiciary every year.

The Minister said that the only payback he expects from the men and women in uniform whose accommodation plight government is seriously looking into by building them modern houses across the country is a dedication to duty, Professionalism, and loyalty to the president and his government.

“I have been in Parliament for over 7 years now serving the people of Shiwangundu and at the same time in have been in cabinet long enough to clearly understands and be well vest with the cabinet handbook and what it says about Ministers and public servants receiving gifts, unlike Cornelius Mwetwa who is ignorant and has no idea what it means to be a member of the cabinet and what is required of such a one who is a member,” the Minister said.

And Hon. Kampyongo further said that the issue has since been handled administratively by Home Affairs Permanent secretary and ZCS Commissioner-General.

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  1. The last paragraph “And Hon. Kampyongo further said that the issue has since been handled administratively by Home Affairs Permanent secretary and ZCS Commissioner-General.”….seems to invalidate the whole denial from Kyampongo. If it was all a joke and nothing has been donated, then what is there to handle by the PS Home Affairs and DG-ZCS?

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    • it appears even the 48 houses are a joke. The sharing of land in Forest 27 is joke. That is Edgar Lungu and his Ministers for you. Everything is a joke

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    • Kawalala; Big time Liar Chimpyongo!! Don’t even dare to believe this scared little thief caught in day light robbery! The bas.tar.d is just a seasoned thief!!
      That wasnt a joke – it was real! Chisela Chileshe made a “Public” pledge of 10 animals to Kampyongo and there was no immediate repudiation of this statement – so where is the joke?? How could another petty thief Chileshe make a pledge of property which was not his – where did he get the powers to give away public property? He needs to go!
      This Govt has now gone too far! They are stealing in day light and when caught they claim that it was a joke! Hell no, wee wont accept that!! That short wild pig should be fired together with Kasela! They are spreading fake news as cover for stealing – so disgusting!

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    • Already this issue of animals Kapyongo has turned into usual PF’s masushi:
      1. No evidence to show to Zambians
      2. He can’t receive alone, PF works as a team, The PRESIDENT also need to receive same gift??? What the fuuck??
      3. Case is handled over to The PS. PS is now the one to receive on behalf of Kapyongo. Why these Permanent Secretaries have been turned into toilet papers carriers to wipe minister’s asses?
      In my opinion the guy to send to jail is the one who is donating. He is abusing office. Fire him Ba Lungu.

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  2. it appears even the 48 houses are a joke. The sharing of land in Forest 27 is joke. That is Edgar Lungu and his Ministers for you. Everything is a joke

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  3. “The Minister said that the only payback he expects from the men and women in uniform whose accommodation plight government is seriously looking into by building them modern houses across the country is a dedication to duty, Professionalism, and loyalty to the president and his government.”

    Men in Uniform need to be loyal to the presidency and the citizens of the country. Not politicians and their nonsense. Both the PF and UPND have the worst MPs ever.

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  4. What cabinet handbook you corrupt minister ? Christians do sin even when they possess bibles and read them everyday.You now say it was a public joke and is being handled administratively because the public is now alerted.Just return the cattle you shameless man.

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  5. Kampyongo wants to make light the issue with some politicization. I would like to seriously believe he was going to receive these 10 animals but intervention of the citizenry when the news leaked curtailed the donation as it became public knowledge! Kampyongo must not run away from the fact that he was into some clandestine award!

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  6. BA UPND, PLEASE WE HAVE MORE SERIOUS THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT THAN THOSE 10 ANIMALS YOU SEEM TO BE TOO WAKED ABOUT HOW DO YOU EXPECT TO GET INTO STATE HOUSE WITH PETINESS.

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  7. UPND are serious haters. It is now becoming boring. Don’t they have anything more valuable to discuss other than finger pointing? Every day, he did, she did. Tell us what you are capable of. Even kids now know that UPND are jokers.

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    • You,
      Such corruption must be exposed , that is part of being opposition.

      If you want to listen to some thing more constructive listen to HH when he is telling these ifiyyottts about farming and not exporting maize…..

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  8. We let slide the intentions of good governance and gave it up to scoundrels. Why are you surprised that speeches can be made publicly donating government property to someone vested with the task of governing? Nothing should surprise anyone. While he is denying those animals are already on his land – one of several, probably in the name of his long deceased great grandmother. Mark my word. Ifyabupuba fye masiku wonse bati! There is time for everything – muzayenda nama sapato yo tendeka a mambala inu!

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  9. He has just been exposed ,

    He was ready to get those cows.
    Don’t be duped.

    Tandem of theives.

    Like the inyatsi land lungu recived.

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