Lower Zambezi National Park

By: Anthony Bwalya – UPND Member

From the onset, I want to go on the record and say, that while I am a member of the United Party for National Development (UPND), my loyalty is, has been, and always shall be to my country and it’s people. This is why I have picked a side, that not only stands to form the next government, but also as far as possible, embody my own personal values – people first, and an expanded civic and democratic space for enhanced accountability.

The things I say of the PF today, I would absolutely say if it were the UPND and Mr. Hakainde Hichilema decimating close to 60 years of our statehood with impunity.

Zambians ought to be reminded, that the now failed regime of the Patriotic Front (PF) under the tragic leadership of PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu, has now resorted to cheap propaganda tactics of peddling lies against their opponents; particularly the leader of the main opposition UPND Mr. Hakainde Hichilema.

The latest laughable attempt by a low calibre PF lawyer Makebi Zulu, to try and draw a link between Mr. HH, Afnat, a $14m open market transaction amount and the damage they themselves – PF, have allowed to take place in the Lower ZAMBEZI National Park for self interested reasons.

Zambians may wish to know, that a company called Zambezi Resources LTD, originally listed on the Australian Stock Exchange used to own both Afnat Resources LTD and Mwembeshi Resources LTD, with both subsidiaries registered on the island of Bermuda.

As far back as 2003, Zambezi Resources LTD, through it’s Mwembeshi Resources LTD subsidiary had been exploring for Copper at Kangaluwi in the LZNP, with over $12m spent on both geophysical and geochemical reconnaissance activities in that area. HH has never been anywhere near Mwembeshi Resources LTD or their activities anywhere in the world.

In 2006, for Six (6) months between March and August, Mr. Hakainde Hichilema, as part of his normal professional work in the private sector, was appointed as one of Two (2) company directors as the law provides, both here and in Bermuda, entirely for purposes of providing professional services work to Afnat Resources LTD, primarily around the process of raising capital.

Once his job was done, he left his appointed position as director as a matter of standard professional services practice.

Mr. Hakainde Hichilema was never and has never been an active shareholder of Afnat Resources LTD, or indeed any other subsidiary in respect of Zambezi Resources LTD.

In 2010, Zambezi Resources LTD decided to sell Afnat to Axmin of Canada for a total open market fee of $14m. Naturally, this money went to the shareholders of Zambezi Resources LTD.

I have included a list of shareholders in respect ZRL (as best I believe) for Zambians to see where the $14m went:

https://www.change.org/p/president-lungu-prohibit-mining-in-the-lower-zambezi-national-park/u/2076500

Now, if Makebi Zulu was a decent lawyer, he and and the PF could have done their research and realized that Mr. Hakainde Hichilema had neither been a shareholder of Afnat or indeed that of it’s parent company ZRL, and that there was no way a guy who only served as Director for 6 months, 4 years before the sale of the company, could have pocketed $14m of proceeds arising from the sale of a company he never owned or had a shareholding stake in.

Makebi Zulu is a poorly trained lawyer and a very bad liar.

But these are the people PRESIDENT Lungu has surrounded himself with – incompetent men and women of thin intellectual prowess. Little wonder the country is failing.

But of primary interest now, is that in 2017, ZRL changed it’s name to Trek Metals, presumably under new owners, and quickly sold another one of its subsidiary – Mwembeshi Resources LTD, and the license it held in respect of the KCP. The buyer is now known to be a shell company in Dubai called Grand Resources LTD.

Curious enough, there exists a company in China with the same name, with so much secrecy around it. Our suspicions are that this company COULD jointly be owned by a large scale Chinese conglomerate, and the owners of Grandview International, the same company the PF and their business proxies created to defraud us in the $42m Fire Tender scam.

The other curious case is that the courts here in Zambia, have quickly ruled to reinstate the contraversial mining permit only after the sale of the KCP project to Grand Resources LTD has been concluded.

What is clear is that the PF government have yet again cashed in on what they think is the ignorance of our people and sought to divert attention to an innocent man – Mr. Hakainde Hichilema.

The PF and their bunch of poorly trained spin doctors must know this: we are ahead of them. They will not play our people for fools under our watch.

As I end, let me say this: let the PF proceed to cancelling this scandalous KCP permit which is now in the hands of their friends. We know these are the people who fund a huge chunk of of their exuberant party activities and this is why they are dithering.

Zambians must join hands and refuse to be Hoodwinked into another 5 years of failed, corrupt leadership under the PF.

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21 COMMENTS

  1. Mr Bwalya UPND need to make you stand as MP in one of their stronghold area, your calibre is required in Parliament.useless MPs like Choma central MP and especialy Livingstone central MP need to pave way for you .

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    • Ba lungu how much is fuel today? How much is 25kg meali meal? Load shedding Finisised? Corruption everywere in government institutions and never gave power to the speaker. Ba lungu please please say anything about economy please please. Economy the word Mr lungu scared to talk about.. Economy Mr lungu please please say anything.

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    • Grandview International is at it again. Bokani Soko and Kaizer Zulu are behind the deals of this company and they now have their hands on the LZNP mining license.

      Unfortunately our president might not even know about these things, he is surrounded by crooks and thieves.

      Voting out PF is now the only sure way to save our country. If we give these guys 5 more yrs we will have no country left.

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    • We will correct this but HaAnthony HaBwalya HAZALUZA HAGAIN because he is still a BOY and an UNDER FIVE still sucking and UNELECTABLE and TRIBAL and a PRIVATISATION THIEF.

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    • Whenever you refute something provide the alternative sir. Its is ignorant of you to say no to something without providing a better view. So tell us your justification for not agreeing with the article. Your friend had written so write as well

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    • Let HH sue Zulu for lying as Anthony puts it. Upnd is openly told that HH supports gay rights it is only brushed aside as lies. NO! Drug these individuals who cook up stories to court. People will believe UPND and it will be a lesson to would be liars. Anything short of that very difficult to believe the UPND canvassing/propaganda machine.

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  2. Self imposed party spokes person, well done, but the time come when they will betray you. Be wise in your comments.

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  3. Akainde is a smooth criminal who always tries to hide his tracks. Only a commission of inquiry can unmask his dirty works trust me.Paradise papers are there for everyone to see. Let him respond to Makebi Zulu’s questions if he is clean.

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    • We will correct this but HaAnthony HaBwalya HAZALUZA HAGAIN because he is still a BOY and an UNDER FIVE still sucking and UNELECTABLE and TRIBAL and a PRIVATISATION THIEF.

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  4. PF has reached a dead end, father Chilinda recently challenged President lungu if people had more money in their pockets to which he remained numb. The level of deceit and trickery in PF had reached unprecedented levels never seen before. They ply on the ignorance of their carders to advance thier looting of this country’s resources with impunity. 2021 Is around the corner, better clean those prisons as most of you morons will be locked up.

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  5. When it comes to dirty politics, PF is the champion! What is amazing is the ignorance of our people who would rather believe lies than researching for themselves to find out the truth. But again, if the so called Lawyers can’t do credible research to establish facts objectively, then we are in trouble as a country! It means we have an illiterate nation which is a danger to itself! Where ignorance reigns supreme, action is based on base instincts – yes, animal instincts where reason does not exist! The question I always ask is when are Zambians going to wake up to the grand fraud a few are able to see? How much more destruction must take place before our people see through PF lies and smear tactics? Shibukeni bane! Ichalo Bantu!

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    • Bwana am saying they must drug them to court to substantiate their rantings. Other wise remains true unless proven. Has Tutwa Ngulube been sued as earlier warned by HH? or has Tutwa apologized? 6

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    • Unfortunately, for the level of intellect of the majority of the voters in our country, Anthony has just confirmed that at some stage, HH was part of the consortium that was interested in mining in the Lower Zambezi. That is exactly what Makebi Zulu intended. He could be a low caliber lawyer according to Anthony Bwalya but on this one, he has shown he is streetwise which Bwana Bwalya is not probably because he thinks he can’t stoop that low to spew falsehoods! Just look at the age old narrative of HH having sold the mines and having offshore account? Like someone advised about responding to accusations of HH and UPND being affiliated to the ALN, some things are better ignored rather than giving them unnecessary prominence. I think HH and UPND will do well to seek professional help by way…

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    • engaging image builders – but not the ones RB used! Also, maybe the UPND should change its strategy – concentrate on selling MP candidates in various parts of our country and affect leverage in parliament. This obsession of pushing HH to the Presidency has meant that the UPND are blind to the fact that he could struggle to push his agenda with the support base only in three and half provinces.

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  6. 1.Fire tenders
    2. 48 houses
    3. FIC
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    8. .. ETC

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  7. Environment and economy are mutually supportive. The tourists will continue to enjoy lovely scenes full of game and wildlife. At the same time, miners will continue to create jobs, dig for minerals and pay taxes. The win-win scenario is possible and desirable. there is no need to scandalize the country. This is time to repay public debt, grow economy, create jobs and eliminate shortage of electric power.

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    • Mr. Doctor,have you been to open pit mine before, have you ever heard of blasting?…security perimeter around the mine,,,which will block animals paths,..the trucks and heavy machinery operating and hauling copper from there,,,the noise, the dust and all other effects of tilling dams…Mr Doctor,,,you are a doctor of medicine i presume,,stick to your lane,, I am an Engineer..i am a guru in this field,

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  8. Even if you talk the way i know PF they will not listen nibachumbu mushololwa bapopwe bashi bwibila isala even animals they steal trees they steal (mukula) the only solution is to vote them out in 2021 lower zambezi is now a new imbala they will go and work there and eat.

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  9. …engaging image builders – but not the ones RB used! Also, maybe the UPND should change its strategy – concentrate on selling MP candidates in various parts of our country and affect leverage in parliament. This obsession of pushing HH to the Presidency has meant that the UPND are blind to the fact that he could struggle to push his agenda with the support base only in three and half provinces.

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