Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Ministry of Defence dismisses US$1.2 billion uniform deal as fake news

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The Ministry of Defence has dismissed social media reports that government has procured defence force military uniforms worth $1.2 billion United States dollar

Ministry of Defence Permanent Secretary Stardy Mwale said the document circulating on social media with tender number MOD/CABOF/012/2020 purporting that government has procured defence force military uniforms amounting to US$1.2 billion is false.

Mr Mwale dismissed the social media reports saying that the Ministry does not conduct its business on social media but through professional channels.

He has since called on the general public to ignore the fake tender copies on social media stating that there has never been any thought by either the Ministry of Defence or Cabinet Office to procure uniforms worth US$1.2 Billion for the defence force.

“In this regard, I wish to inform the members of the general public that there has never been any thought by either the Ministry of Defence or Cabinet Office to procure uniforms worth USD 1.2 billion for defence force. The information circulating concerning the procurement is not only fake but malicious and meant to damage the standing of the defence force,” Mr Mwale indicated.

The permanent secretary told ZANIS in a statement that the defence force has adequate clothing in stores for all seasons for issuance to the men and women in uniform.

He has warned perpetrators circulating fake news that the law will be applied on them.

25 COMMENTS

  1. With acquisition of used USA firetrucks , mystery 42 mansions and UK aid withdrawal you can see why we get suspicious of PF . Very scandalous party = PF.

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  2. Now they are taking notice to respond to alleged accusations of corruption and mismanagement, at first they did not bother , now they have been engulfed in corruption stories up to their necks ……

    We told lungu to deny that he is a corrupt thief, he ignored us…….

    It is too late now……you are known as the biggest theiving grz with a leader who is the only one in the world who does not deny that he is a corrupt violent thief

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  3. One does not even need to the minister’s statement to tell that it’s fake news – 1.2 billion US Dollars!!!

    Whoever believes this will also believe that the Defence Minister is Steve Austin, the Six Million Dollar Man..

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  4. But why take too long to respond. That’s suspicious. Next week someone will issue a statement that it was not $1.2 billion but K1.2
    billion

  5. @Spaka, “now they have been engulfed in corruption stories up to their necks …”

    Planned move to keep the PF occupied with such stories and accusations…???

    in any case, those that want to believe that GRZ purchased uniforms at that cost clearly have little understanding of the value of 1.2 billion dollars!!!
    It’s a pity that journalism is in Zambia is quite shallow at times. for example, this story will die naturally at the denial of the PS. No info on what the truth is, defence expenditures on uniforms annually, was this info for another purchase, maybe equipment, was it money lying around and someone wanted to get clever etc.

    Unfortunately, we will hear no more because primary motivation was to create a false buzz among the unsuspecting public. Our juornaliats can do…

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  6. Stardy Mwale after buying a farm $2,000,000 cash wants to dispel expectations from Zambians to steal more from GRZ and Zambian people. The PF culture of stealing is so endemic akin to corona virus pandemic. KZ is also another thief of Zambia, Chitotela, Lusambo, Chitalu Chilufya, eesh! more prisons to be built.

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  7. Sturdy Mwale another corrupt empty tin people like this are untouchables to Lungu they can do no wrong!!

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  8. kojak May

    “..@Spaka, “now they have been engulfed in corruption stories up to their necks …”

    Planned move to keep the PF occupied with such stories and accusations…???…”

    That is why we have laws like slander and defermation of character , if you get accused of stealing , you sue.

    But for reasons known to them selves , maybe fearing opening a Pandoras box , like how lungu amassed $2,3 million after 18 months in office, PF choose indifference to the accusations……

    Now look , we told lungu to deny he was a corrupt theif …….now everything he does is suspect…

  9. We were waiting for these diasporan evil people to start supporting their fake news, they are always peddling lies in order to make their god HH President. You can’t win elections like that you haters. Kz

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  10. I saw the tender doc and I thought to myself, Kafue Lower cost about $3.5bn then you go and buy military uniforms, not equipment (that’s 16 f-35s!!), for $1.2bn?? It then occurred to me that only upnd fanatics and diasporan donkeys can believe such hogwash…

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  11. Of course it was fake news, only a fool would believe that Government will buy uniforms amidst all the load shedding and Covid19 which are urgent and require the resources.

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  12. Any sane person who would EVER trust what these P.F Bandits say definitely needs their heads seriously examined!
    Why was Er!c Ch!mese secretly relieved of his duties by this P.F Corrupt regime? Surely cause the P.F bigwigs were eating from his scams some involving “Army /Airforce uniforms”, running into Millions upon Millions of U$D.
    Guess what corrupt J0n@ uses the likes of corrupt 2turdy Mw@le to refute corruption allegations. Was 2turdy NOT the same P.F G00n who got taxpayers cash for some contract he never completed??
    When we say “Excellency” J0n@ Mukula K@chasu K@dansa is a useless playboy squatting in State House, some people think we have personal beef with him NO! NO! NO!!
    J0na should have been a P.F branch secretary responsible for distributing Vitenge & Chibuku @…

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  13. Cont;
    responsible for distributing Vitenge & Chibuku @ P.F campaign drinking soirees, as even as a Lawyer J0n@ lamentably failed, as we know about the poor W!Dow who got fleeced by the sorry excuse that’s currently on long holiday in State House, whilst using the treasury as his personal to holder A.T.M.
    Meantime #P.F.MUSTGO.

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  14. Mean while ,
    KZ tired to tell us that lungu was barred by LAZ because he accidentally put the widows money in a wrong account ,

    Hehehehe……

    KZ ,

    Tell lungu we have not forgotten about the gassing of our people and will always demand when he will tell us the truth…..

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  15. Mean while ,
    KZ tired to tell us that lungu was barred by LAZ because he accidentally put the widows money in a wrong account ,

    Hehehehe……

    KZ ,

    Tell lungu we have not forgotten about the gassing of our people and will always demand when he will tell us the truth…..

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  16. Ba Spaka, gassing of “our” people?? Who are you speaking for?? Upnd people?? Speak for yourselves and not everyone, you donkey. Your hate for Edgar Lungu will never get your tribalist bally into plot 1!!

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    • Nomba kwena ba Zambian Citizen kula tukana?. Kwena kuti mwaita umuntu munenu ati Kabalwe.

  17. Even though I dont like PF, Lungu and Kaizer for destroying Zambia, this story sounds very fake. Zambia is broke.

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  18. BOSS,MR. MWALE U ARE IN THE SYSTEM OF THIEVES.NOTHING U CAN AGREE.PATRIOTIC ZAMBIAN,MY DEAR THIS STORY IS TRUE.THESE ARE BIG THIEVES AND IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH INVOLVE INDEPENDENT AUDITORS EVEN THIS BABOON-KZ, HE IS INVOLVED. THIS KZ, WE HAVE HEARD HOW STUPID AND ENSLAVERY HE IS WITH WHORES. THAT IS WHY EVEN HIS MUM,GMUM,GGMUM WERE WHORES IN MADRID.

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