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Money collected from markets and bus stations and taken to the PF Secretariat yet to be recovered-Nkombo

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The government has said that it is yet to institute the recovery of monies that were allegedly collected from markets and bus stations and taken to the PF Secretariat.

Local Government and Rural Development Minister Garry Nkombo said that his Ministry is determined and will ensure the monies that did not go to local authorities, under the Edgar Lungu-led government is recovered.

And Mr. Nkombo has refuted claims that some bus operators affiliated with the opposition PF are being denied business in public bus stations.

This follows alleged claims by Chipangali lawmaker, Andrew Lubusha, who is said to have complained of his bus liner being denied rights to operate at Lusaka’s inter-city bus terminus because he supported the previous ruling party.

Mr. Nkombo said that he is not aware of any PF-oriented bus operators that have been denied access or business at public bus stations, now operated by local authorities.

The Minister has charged that he does not even know the said lawmaker who is said to have had his buses denied access to Lusaka’s inter-city bus terminus, for anyone to claim he had a hand in what is being alleged.

Speaking during ZNBC’s Sunday Interview programme, Mr. Nkombo however urged the lawmaker to write or find a way to move him to act on his alleged claims if they are really true.

Mr. Nkombo said he believes in being moved to act as he does not find it right to act on mere speculations.

He stated that the UPND government will not deny any citizen from enjoying their rights or remaining in public service employment, based on their political affiliation.

And Mr. Nkombo said he will soon launch a three-week countrywide orientation workshop for all councilors on functions of local authorities in Zambia.

He said the workshop will be held in Kitwe, Mpika, Chalimbana, and Livingstone.

29 COMMENTS

  1. Ba upnd you are all jokers. How much money is this and what will it do to the economy.

    Start working guys. It looks like PF is still sweet in your mouths. A day hardly passes without talking about PF.

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  2. Those monies abused by PF must be recovered……….

    Who said we must sweep PF abuses under the carpet and concentrate on working , ????? , who said GRZ can’t investigate past crimes and still follow through on their manifesto ????

    Crimes must be investigated……….

    Grap that PF secretariat building and sell it to recover the stolen monies if old man chikwanda and other PF backers can not come up with the money……..

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  3. @Henry, the first work we want Government to do,
    Is to collect what was stolen, cos who does the new administration work, without money,
    Our money? No ways , they need money to pay the civil servants and this money PF stole it.

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  4. So we gave them a mandate, and their first mandate is to recover stolen assets. Infact their was supposed to be a ministry of “Stolen Asset Recovery”. This how hungry Zambians want it done. Remember that after that, we demand to bring to book all those hooligans to used to beat us, and kill innocent citizens(including chama – he killed someone in Mongu).

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  5. Gary nkombo,

    You know who was collecting the monies from public spaces meant for councils …….

    You now now how much the council is able to collect per month……….

    Send that bill to the PF secretariat .. ………

    If the PF can’t pay , grab that PF building and sell it to recover the money…….

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  6. Fred membes post news paper lost property for abusing GRZ tax system……

    The PF must also be made to pay for abusing GRZ resources……….

    The PF have buildings and vehicles, that is collatrol they must be ready to get sold to recover GRZ monies……..

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  7. Lazy Lungu should just be erased from our history books as he was a shameless two bit Chawama petty crook. The problem will be proving that money was taken to SG Mwila and H/q as these are cash payments.

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  8. Anayenda, how much money are you expecting from markets and bus stations.

    Let upnd get to work. PF is long gone please. Let’s assume the money is recovered, what impact on the economy

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  9. Spaka – these were shameless crooks who were happy to see the country detorate whilst they got fat from extorting money from hard working marketeers.

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  10. Henry – You can’t still recover monies whilst working on the economy…it doesn’t matter if its K10. Do you know how farmers used to suffer because of PF cadres?

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  11. I will the fiscal matters to the Minister. I would like to deal with the on-the-ground operations of buses. It could be true that there is maneuvers to stop PF-aligned (or perceived to be aligned) busses from operating. What is important is to ensure that neutral, professional managers man the bus stops all over the country so that even as revenue is being collected Zambian CITIZENS are allowed to operate their businesses there, regardless of affiliation. We need comprehensive reporting on this. Some of us are not even partisan in any way… perception is our undoing.

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  12. flag Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee)

    How will they know how much was collected by PF and will they prove it? I’m thinking there’s even larger sums that was siphoned from parastatals like ZESCO; ZCCM; ZRA; Ministries; Donors; etc. that could be pursued. These should even be a trail and fingerprints left behind and therefore will be easier to prove.
    Chasing the PF through the money from bus stops and markets will look like political persecution.
    Overall I’m disappointed that up to now nothing has been recovered and no one has been arrested yet. These types of crimes need to be swifter before the thieves cover their tracks.

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  13. @ 1 Henry: UPND are better jokers than PF. What is stolen should be recovered. The so called Andrich, stole a lot of money and we should investigate him. Did you see the cars he abandoned used for PF Campaigns? Have the heart for your country and the poor. Your Greed and Bitter evil mind will not take you anywhere. Councils lost revenue and could not even pay workers, yet the so called PF cadres enriched themselves. We support Garry, we need the Monies Recovered.

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  14. Taking a broader Government view rather than a smaller Government view will result in massive and impactful local Government performance especially in tight fiscus and Government financing where resource mobilization and targeted firm interventions must work to perform the councils Most councils have weak revenue streams and most have little funding initiatives beyond the resource from Gov So to create that capacity it calls for a broader Local Gov approach rather than proper decentralization that can work and should work in the long-term There are many projects and funding initiatives and restructuring still that can perform the councils and fund day-to-day operations , finance…

  15. Garry is disappointing me. This guy thinks like a PF, soon he will be first minister to defect to his friend kambwili.
    How can he recover such cash money?

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  16. The intentions are good leaning but how prctical are they to implement ? There will be little or any records , and this will be an exrcise in futility. If there r no clear efforts to recover what was looted in terms of what can be seen , such as the 48 houses , the million dollar ambulances how can we even expect results from a situation that was choatic to the extreme s mrkets and bus stations ? As one commentary points out maybe UPND should create a full time autonomous office to oversee this and the composition and time frame would be of real relavancy to us.

  17. Where do jokers like Henry come from?? Monies must be recovered at all cost. No one will shut up about stolen monies until every stolen ngwee is accounted for. There is no free ride for looters.

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  18. Looks like my clone is busy changing pictures. Very laughable and sad. It has still not accepted defeat in the elections

  19. The PF must be very stup1d. Two months they are still keeping stolen money and records at their secretariat. Ba Nkombo, you think there are records of money collected from Bus Stations. Stop the nonsense and start fulfilling what you promised the people. Do you know that whatever cases you and the boy find still need to be determined by the courts?

  20. It is becoming clear by the day that this Government is a chipante pante Government…still promising to recover the money when you claim to know where the stolen money is…kikikikikiki kuti waseka….I think Rupiah Banda is the one in charge and calling all the shots…UPND and HH useless….K65 million…Milingo Lungu,48 houses….what more evidence do they want

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  21. The only thing UPND is making assurances is recovery of monies…..fine but can we hear plans to recover the economy as DEC is busy with such

  22. Two months into the UPND rule, and NOTHING is happening. You are a JOKE Nkombo. If you haven’t managed to recover that money now, then you will NEVER recover it. Edgar China Lungu and all his cronies are lauging themselves silly!

  23. Tender corrupt deals eg fire engines vehicles deals, how do you recover it over price issues……unless tender awarding was irregular ….they wont recover……unless they go witch hunting on everyone how any Zambian built his or her house and drives a very expensive vehicle……its difficulty…let UPND focus on giving us that free education and how they will raise money for development and getting us better economy

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  24. ALL THIEVES AND THUGS WILL BE ARRESTED
    1. LUSAMBO KILLED SOMEONE IN LUANSHYA
    2. MAXWELL CHONGU CUT SOMEONE’S EAR
    3. LUSAMBO DEFIED A 15-YEAR, MADE HER PREGNANT AND CONTINUED VIOLATING HER
    2. CHITOTELA STORE INFRASTRUCTURE MONIES THROUGH TENDER PRICE INFLATION AND ALSO STORE AND SOLD OUR WILD ANIMALS
    4. DR CHILUFYA (WHO SHO BE DEMOTED TO A NURSE) STORE MONEY FROM INFLATED HOSPITAL BUILDING PROJECTS AND IMPORTATION OF ROTTEN MEDICINES
    5. KAMPYONGO STORE MONEY FROM THE PURCHASE OF ROTTEN 20TH-HAND FIRE TENDERS AND BOREHOLES, ALL AT INFLATED PRICES, ETC,ETC

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  25. Ukubuta is what I call this. Like someone has said already how they going to know how much was collected. Please let’s be serious. You might as well as one of your ministers to refund what he extorted from Chisokone market.

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