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President Lungu warns Ministers and PF officials abusing the 20% meant for local contractors

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President Edgar Lungu
President Edgar Lungu

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has warned ministers and some senior PF officials from Lusaka to desist from abusing the 20 percent contracts allocation to locals.

Speaking at the Airport shortly before departure for Lusaka at the Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport in Ndola on Sunday Afternoon, the President said that he has information that some Ministers and party officials are taking advantage of the sub contraction allocation policy.

“I do not want to get reports that people from Lusaka especially ministers and senior officials in the party are insisting on getting 20 percent when they are not even eligible. That is the corruption we do not want,” President said.

The President directed the Copperbelt Minister Japhen Mwakalombe, Provincial Chairperson Nathan Chanda and Provincial Permanent Secretary Bright Nundwe to work has team and sit down with the contractors and others to ensure that guidelines were framed over the 20 percent subcontracting policy.

He said the intention of the 20 percent sub-contraction policy was to benefit the people.

“I have heard that some party officials, Ministers and other people from Lusaka want to withhold the contracts. The intention is that the contracts should be distributed so that other Zambians can benefit so I want Copperbelt Minister Japhen Mwakalombe, Permanent secretary Bright Nundwe and Copperbelt Chairperson Nathan Chanda to sit together with others and ensure that there is fairness and equity in giving of the 20 percent subcontracts,” President Lungu said.

President Lungu said he will be back on the Copperbelt in October and wants to find order.

20 COMMENTS

  1. There goes another broken-record warning from the airport tarmac.

    Mr. Prezdo, your officials are just following your footsteps. If the owner of the 48 houses cannot be found, where are you going to get the b.alls to hold your officials accountable?

    • No wonder African leaders were ignored at the UN….too much blah blah blah blah no direction…and Lungu was the most ignored President

    • Don’t warn, take action.
      Issues of sensitive nature need proper systems and mechanisms to screen and scrutinize that Ministers, their and you bululus don’t take advantage of these contracts like CKinsultor. Your Ministers exert undue and corrupt influence those giving actual contracts.
      This cannot be tolerated.

    • Has Lusambo arrested for refusing summon from Lusaka courts over him destruction of retired & widowed houses?
      What about him causing accident in weekend, no arrests?

  2. Well spoken Mr. President. But if they don’t adhere to your warning fire or retire them in national inerest as soon as possible.

  3. THIS IS WHERE YOU MISSED IN THE FIRST PLACE. MR. PRESIDENT IF YOU STARTED WITH WARNINGS OF SUCH AND PEOPLE SAW HOW YOUR ACTIONS ARE ACCORDING TO YOUR TALK WHILE YOU WALK ON YOUR DUTIES, THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH FEAR BUT AS AT NOW YOUR PF FOLLOWERS SEE IT AS A MERE TALK. MANY ZAMBIANS JUST WAIT FOR THE TIME LEFT 18 MONTHS TO CHECK ON YOU IF THEY ARE ABLE TO CONTINUE WITH YOU OR THROW YOU AWAY SIR.

  4. THIS IS WHERE YOU MISSED IN THE FIRST PLACE TO TALK ABOUT. MR. PRESIDENT IF YOU STARTED WITH WARNINGS OF SUCH AND PEOPLE SAW HOW YOUR ACTIONS ARE ACCORDING TO YOUR TALK WHILE YOU WALK ON YOUR DUTIES, THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH FEAR BUT AS AT NOW YOUR PF FOLLOWERS SEE IT AS A MERE TALK. MANY ZAMBIANS JUST WAIT FOR THE TIME LEFT 18 MONTHS TO CHECK ON YOU IF THEY ARE ABLE TO CONTINUE WITH YOU OR THROW YOU AWAY SIR.

  5. The problem with Jona is that he speaks just to appear to have control when he is a weakling. For an astitute reader, what Jona is saying in fact incriminates him. He knows that Pf ministers and Pf officials are scavenging the contracts yet he is failing to bring them to justice. It is him who is a problem who has allowed himself to be seen as a weakling.

  6. I feel pity for the President. Ama ministers nama cadres babo bali ba sula bad. They know he is all talks without follow ups. His being humble is misconstrued to being inept. How many directives has he issued and how many have been fulfilled? Just to refresh, a detective not load shade hospitals, 48 houses, directive to Kapata to investigate her directors, stopping violence etc etc.

  7. Run way talk, that’s all this chap knows, nothing else… no wonder he is the worst president on earth. The chap is just too dull and has no plan at all, the only plan he has is that small brain is drinking. This buum is a real [email protected] in my books… destroyed a functioning country

  8. I have no doubt that Edgar is completely out of touch with reality. Govt is the largest consume of goods and services in Zambia so the way it conducts itself matters. Govt jobs and LPOs have been taken over by cadres and Ministers. You have to be well-connected for you to supply even 1 toner. Govt is losing loads of money through shoddy procurement. This is why those that supplied bad medicine and medicine with a short shelf life haven’t been called to account. Edgar must open his eyes and open them widely because these people will eat him and through into the dust bin. At least those who were eating with RB opposed the removal of his immunity. I doubt of these PF officials will fight for Edgar

  9. IMWE’ BA JONA PLEASE!!
    Everyday warnings.
    Start by removing Boxer Kaizer from your side, so he can join Anthony Mwamba’s Boxing stables, be free to fight everyday without raising eyebrows.
    When a Cat [email protected] in your mealie meal, the whole bag of mealie meal is ruined, & you throw the bunga away.
    BY KEEPING KAIZER, & OTHER UNSAVOURY CHARACTERS /D2UG DREALERS BY YOUR SIDE, YOUR WHOLE GOVERNMENT BECOMES CONTAMINATED, & FIT FOR THE BIN!
    Unfortunately we know ba Jona, is also contaminated by gross mismanagement, Corruption, & misuse of office.

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