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Sacking Dr Chilufya came a little too late-HH

Headlines Sacking Dr Chilufya came a little too late-HH

Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has charged that President Edgar Lungu’s decision to fire Dr Chitalu Chilufya has come a little too late.

Mr Hichilema says the sacking of Dr Chilufya does not go far enough and comes in too little too late.

“Mr Edgar Lungu knew all along of Dr Chilufya’s corrupt expeditions at the Ministry of Health, but didn’t relieve him of his duties because it benefited him and the entire Patriotic Front,” he said.

“He didn’t have to wait for the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee to unearth something that was so obvious. We, therefore, demand that the ACC immediately moves in on Dr. Chitalu Chilufya. Mr. Lungu should go further and fire Stephen Kampyongo and Kakoma Kanganja who are equally culpable like Dr. Chilufya, for the deaths of innocent citizens. We demand justice for the Zambian people now,” Mr. Hichilema said.

And UPND Presidential Spokesperson released the following statement

PRESS STATEMENT

We have noted the delayed decision by President Edgar Lungu to relieve Dr. Chitalu Chilufya of his duties as Minister of Health, following a string of unending corruption incidences at the Ministry, the latest one being the $17m Honeybee grand theft syndicate.

We wish to remind the Zambian people, that while Dr. Chilufya has been relieved of his duties, the principal beneficiaries of the criminal activities at the Ministry of Health are the Patriotic Front (PF), and by default President Edgar Lungu himself.

All the criminal activities perpetrated under the PF regime are carried out by agents and sponsors of the PF for the benefit of the PF and President Lungu.

This is also why the PF wasted no time in paying back the monies on behalf of former government Ministers who abrogated the Republican Constitution and illegally drew salaries and allowances. As, agents of the PF, all former Ministers acted illegally for the benefit of the PF and President Lungu.

Therefore, there is an established pattern and culture of unhindered, sponsored criminality against the Zambian Republic by agents of the PF, for the benefit of the PF and President Lungu.

We urge Zambians not to get hoodwinked by the decision of President Lungu to fire Dr. Chilufya, as it does nothing to remedy the tragedy of such unprecedented government sponsored criminal activities against our own people.

Anthony Bwalya
UPND Presidential Spokesperson
10 January 2021.

89 COMMENTS

    • Lungu was asked to fire this guy immediately he was arrested last year and charged with possession of property reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime but he kept arguing that Chitalu hadn’t been convicted yet Kambwili had been fired on just suspicions. So whats the difference now cos Chitalu is yet to be convicted? These rules that you create in your head aren’t the best guidelines. Write down a code of conduct which should be approved and when broken should be acted upon

  1. Chilufya’s wife should file for divorce tomorrow, she may walk out with something.
    Chi Chilufya Chipuba, we advised it to resign so many times. Now it, hooo sorry, he will go in history as the medical genocide Minister. They will arrest him for sure.

  2. There should be an audit and a recall for these defective condoms and gloves at the ministry ,so that we see the full extent of the damage to human life.

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  3. All corruption must be condemned in the strongest terms possible and acted upon appropriately regardless of who commits it. Mr Hichilema should not stretch his lucky too far. All we expected is to welcome the move to remove Dr Chilufya. Mr Hichilema is an accomplice to the two people who died during his police questioning for his underhand activities. HH should not deflect attention from his corrupt activities.HH should know that his day is coming.

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  4. Accusing Lungu of corruption without providing evidence is like Trump accusing others of fraud without pointing to a single piece of evidence.

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  5. Leadership entitles being sober minded. There is not issue of delayed action. The president needed enough facts on the table. Armed with some facts he has taken action. I fear for HH if he will become president one day. Will he be firing his minister on every statement against them.

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  6. Halusa Hagain, the police shot dead one local terrorist who wanted to intimidate the police service when you were summoned to be warned and cautioned.

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  7. The level of engagement on pertinent issues on this platform is deplorable. No wonder Zambia deserves the kind of leaders it has. What a bunch of empty tins

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  8. Please remember that at least we have independent institutions of governance in place and working like the accounts committee.

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  9. People don’t get it.
    Your lives are put at risk through the corruption that took place at Ministry of health, where the country received expired condoms, drugs etc. Once such a big scene happens in countries that are giving you loans a minister resignes on moral grounds or the president acts immediately to protect the image of the office of the president. As a Commander in Chief you have to show the Nation you are on top of things, Remember last year Chilufya chitalu was appearing in court when a case by ACC was brought against him, this time a case has not yet been brought but evidence, corruption, negligence is all in the public domain and the president is just watching, supposing you test positive with HIV due to defects condoms ru going to stand by your comments. You health matters more than politics people, your health is a number one fundamental tool keeping you alive on this soils of Zambia. You can’t say people must appreciate when it’s taken close to a month infact news diggers reported the scam last year before the rainy season. Late Mwanwasa after hearing the news about kapoko, it didn’t take even 3 hours, the entire department was reshuffled and the minister of health removed and kapoko arrested. That’s how a president acts not by sleeping days on it despite overwhelming evidence. Let’s be real, the president acted very late, you don’t have to be in opposition lastly the PS, procurement and the entire department that was involved in the awarding honeybee a contract must be removed, clean house it’s a pity ACC looks to belong to the pockets of the instruments of power but this is a time to show leadership and let it do an in-house investigation

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  10. When this story of HoneyBee contract was exposed by Diggers La7y Lungu was happy to let us believe MOH TELL US IT WAS A TYPING ERROR now after all these months he fires Chilufya after being publicly exposed again and you compliment him. A leader has to be decisive which Lungu is not.

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    • Luyando Moono bitter about what naimwe; what really is eating your radicality you cretinicals from that kakistocracy circus regime.All I know is that PF SYMPATHISERS on average are irrational and inward oriented without human development agenda
      PF regime is a scam and a scandal ever to have happened in Zambia

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  11. Hmmmm…I wonder if HH has strategists on his team….or is it the I know it and the all brainier among them all syndrome….this man doesn’t inspire me even though he seems the only alternative….Zambia alimbe!

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    • Mathews Nsabika morning my brother, what Mr chitalu did is not right, and this concerns all well meaningful Zambians, how many pipo’s lives are in danger because of him ,why do you hate Tonga’s with a passion? I know chitalu is yr brother but I need to see u

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  12. HH will never appreciate anything the President will do. I have never seen a bitter person on earth like HH.

    That’s why even if the PF have failed in so many area’s i still can’t vote UPND because of HH’s bitterness.

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  13. Imwe ..i think u need to read between the lines. HH fully appreciates the sacking of Dr. Chilufya but that he is urging the government to take a step further to hold him account for his criminal syndicates and also root out all the criminal elements at the ministry of health that are benefiting the PF. This is true…This guy has been fired but he should not be allowed to go unscathed with your money!!

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  14. Before we coming to the conclusion let’s find solution on how we are going to protect the nation because we all know the all thing about honeybee,there people who are in far fatched places who doesn’t know what is going on,their still using the products coz this things where being distributed.let find solutions to our friends in rural areas.

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  15. And while this oval headed serial loser wants to steal the limelight, let us not forget who unearthed this corruption. Let us congratulate the men and women of the Auditor General’s office for their Independence and prudence. Fighting corruption through clowns in opposition and biased and unprofessional media like diggers will not win us the fight, but through competent, independent institutions like the AGs office. WELL DONE LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

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  16. The president does not make decisions to please the f00lish upnd with their f00lish leader. Get over yourself you f00l hh. Who the eff you think you are? Mwaba ndalama za privatisation and now think you can rule this country,? You dodge questions about your corrupt tendencies during privatisation and yet quick to open that ugly mouth of yours when it comes to others allegations. Fuseke

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  17. Why HH interfering in the government’s matter? He is just an opposition party leader who is zero knowledge about the government. But, still commenting on President Lungu as if he knows everything.

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  18. What else we should accept from him. He never appreciates the decision of the President, he always criticizes him for no reason.

  19. President Lungu has zero-tolerance towards corruption, and his government is aware of it. And, his decision is always benefiting Zambians.

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  20. The official statement from Lungu is not yet come out. Maybe to control the rising numbers of Covid-19, President Lungu replaced Dr. Chitalu was replaced with Dr. Jonas as Dr. Jonas is a well-qualified person.

  21. How does he know that the President knew all the corruption of Dr. Chitalu? All people are not like HH to think personal benefit only!

  22. That is why this f00l will never win an election. He is very arrogant and yet has no clue as he has never held public office . Remember in America they elected a business man now look what happened there. Don’t make the same mistake Zambians

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  23. Maybe the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee didn’t interfere because President Lungu took this decision to address the warning cases of Covid-19.

  24. Why Hichilema is so desperate to fire Stephen Kampyongo and Kakoma Kanganja when the investigation for the death of two men is still on? If he has evidence against them then he should submit it to the law.

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  25. HH IS SPOT ON. HAD THE RELEVANT AUTHORITIES TAKEN UP THE ISSUE WHEN DIGGERS EXPOSED IT IT WOULDNT HAVE TAKEN THIS LONG TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF IT. HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE SUFFERED SINCE THAT TIME DUE TO THE LACK OF QUICK DECISIVE ACTIONS FROM THE HEAD HIMSELF. THIS ISSUE OF HONEY BEE WAS NOT A SMALL ISSUE WHEN IT FIRST CAME OUT. I WONDER WHERE ACC AND DEC HAVE BEEN ALL ALONG. PEOPLE CONDENMING HH ON THIS PLATFORM NEED TO SOBER UP.

  26. @ Tombiso Daka, save your wisdom in arguing with these hoodlums, Zambians outcry has compelled a prevaricating president to yield to Zambians force of voice. These hoodlums such as KZ, George Mundia, Danny Kalyata, Isaac Monga, Patriotic Zambian etal, are related to thieving ministers and corrupt cadres scavenging crumps from their god. However, events of Karma will catch with them.

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  27. our country need people who debate ideas and not insulting. If you believe someone is wrong, put up a counter argument. insulting without debate is acknowledging that someone is right

    • Do you think Kaizar would think like that, these are chaps who were born with insults and it is part of their lives and livelihood. Reasoning is not part of the diet, very consistent with most PF members, maybe it is in their manifesto

  28. Zambians Put a Certified Thief in state house ,Surprise Surprise the Country is Bankrupt ,$20Billion in debt.
    You know a country is Rotten when only Government Ministers are prospering and not Entrepreneurs,farmers and businessmen

  29. Was mistaken, thinking PF thugs are just in bus stations, and in markets, but you can tell that even on this blogg they are there, you can tell by their insults, No reasonable debate, HH should be attacked for merely democratically expressing his opinion

  30. I bet HH is clean from what we have learnt for years however the journey has been long but one day some one will cry saying they want to him , your fellow conmen don’t cry like you do but keep cool.
    We are waiting for you to be arrested in the cases we all know about this time don’t get bus loads of cadres to go to the courts of law I will end here mwane

  31. I have said it before…HH ni idi.ot, are you not the one who was busy calling for the firing of Chitalu Chilufya, Now that the minister gets fired ati it’s too late. Chi sata.nist, ungrateful dem.on from hell…If the minister was not fired you are the same idio.t that was going to be making noise…Mwana wa sat.an

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  32. Elected and ruling Presidents don’t base their job on appeasing public sentiment. You need to analyze facts before taking action. Work is done quietly behind the scenes. The weak institution here is ACC, they have all the independence they need to do a job but it seems it is staffed by inexperienced investigators

  33. Kleptoh² is not fit to say anything about this. This thug is as guilty.
    I hate chaps who want to look smart when they themselves are the devious villains.
    It’s horrendous! What a disgrace of a fellow.

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  34. @Dee…you are really sick in that d!ck head of yours.Guess not well brought up!You are a young chap without proper data how the country `s economy is doing.A blind follower

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