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Millions of dollars were channeled to non-existent creditors-President Hichilema

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President Hakainde Hichilema has said that the two months he has spent in the office have revealed how millions of dollars were channeled to non-existent creditors.

Speaking yesterday at the swearing-in ceremony of Attorney General, Mr. Mulilo Dismus Kabesha, and Solicitor General, Marshall Mubambe Muchende, Mr. Felix Nkulukusa, Secretary to Treasury and Bank of Zambia Governor, Dr. Denny Kalyalya, after parliament completed their ratification, the President said that he is shocked to learn that some suppliers have been paid more than once for the goods supplied.

President Hichilema said that he was further saddened that some firms that supplied expired drugs to Government were paid millions of dollars at the expense of Zambians, adding that there is urgent need to address all illegal dealings for the country not to lose more monies.

The Head of State urged the Attorney General and Solicitor General to address certain lacunae in the constitution as they take up their offices. President Hichilema questioned how the constitution allowed him to be sworn in without the attorney general and solicitors general.

He also urged the duo to ensure that justice is expedited in Zambia’s judicial system adding that numerous cases have taken long to be concluded.

President Hichilema has also conferred Mr. Kabesha and Muchende with the status of state counsel.

President HICHILEMA also called upon Bank of Zambia Governor Denny Kalyalya and Secretary to the treasury Felix Nkulukusa to address all financial loopholes.

The President tasked the duo to address the current depreciation of the Kwacha against major covetable currencies and also address financial illegalities, adding that the Ministry of Finance was broken and needed urgent repair.

40 COMMENTS

  1. THE DUO HAVE BEEN TASKED TO ADDRESS THE CURRENT DEPRECIATION OF THE KWACHA AGAINST MAJOR CURRENCIES. Mr President during that interview with Cassius Mbewe of Radio Icengelo you said among many things..WE ARE SWORN AT 8:00HOURS and 16hrs the Kwacha appreciates to K10 to USD. Didn’t you realize that currency flactuation is due multiple factors as an economist?

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  2. It’s a pity that key watchdog institutions in Zambia do not cooperate as much as they should. State institutions record title to land, motor vehicles, company shares, regulate banks and other financial institutions, regulate entry and exit of human and goods into the country etc. How can the state then fail to know who’s doing what if they really want to? Come on, HH use these institutions to put together pieces of the jigsaw and a complete and clear picture will emerge.

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  3. We are now very tired na manyengwe. If you have information arrest those involved and not ping our ears like a generator after Zesco has done loadshedding

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  4. Moto @ 4, yes they know themselves and their heads should evaluate hw they fit in in HH’s crusade to make Zambia a normal country again.

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  5. We are tired of taking Mr. President we want arrests …seriously you can not follow the money…we are still yet to hear from you how much the Gulf Stream Presidential Jet really cost us. Stop alarming people …we want arrests and convictions!!

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  6. Mr President please just ‘fix it’. Your ‘New Yawn’ administration whines too much. Focus on solving problems without giving a daily commentary about the last administration. I fear that you have raised unrealistic expectations of your ability to solve problems and I am also apprehensive about the capacity of your maiden budget to deliver for the ordinary Zambian. I wish you success

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  7. We are tired of everyday crying about the previous administration misdeeds.In your campaigns you used to say BALLY WILL FIX IT…this simply means that you knew that something is broken or damaged.So Bwana just FIX IT NOW than crying day in and day out.Its like if a man divorces his wife and remarries, that man can not be telling his new wife that we are suffering because of the former wife.This is what the new administration doing.
    FIX IT PLEASE!

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  8. Very useless upnd government. If hh had any solid evidence you telling me they wouldn’t have arrested people by now? This boy hh thought running a country is like managing his ingombe ilede farm, only to realise that running a country is not children’s play. He promised heaven on earth and now he has failed to honour those promises so the easier way to deflect attention from this, is by claiming that money was stolen. Show us the proof. The only thief I know is one who sold our mines for nothing

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  9. Ati bally will fix it.. more like bally is fixed hahaha.

    Awe mwe let me enjoy my Friday. Tonight I will be in kafue drinking in peace. Retirement life is nice

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  10. And yet no one is being arrested. The thieves have now covered their tracks, and engaged lawyers that will destroy state prosecutors in court.

    HH needs to be serious on arresting and jailing thieves, otherwise we will hire someone else in 5 years.

    If he is not careful, people will vote the PF back into power.

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  11. This whining is now getting out of hand, we all knew massive plunder was going on & we voted in new govt to address it as well as develop the country. In a nutshell, we voted for justice & development, not to fed a daily diet of excuses.

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  12. Zambia is broken because a drunkard was sleeping at the wheel. He was busy drinking in the bed room while the rats were all over the kitchen eating and pooping. There was grand larceny in Zambia for 10 years of PF rule. Yes, 10 years because Sata was too ill to be in control. That is why he too gave us the worst man to act in his place.

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  13. I repeat: Politics must change. People are no longer interested in hearing pronouncements and promises. They want to know progress — tangibly and reasonably. Please. Perhaps this is the government that will teach fraudsters, plunderers and other malfeasants a lesson to deter any future rogues and scoundrels.

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  14. Now Mr HH you’re starting to sound like a broken vinyl record. CBZ deals with monetary policies not financial crimes .

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  15. @2……….kikikikikikikikikikikikikikikikikikikikikikikikikikikikkikikikikikikikikikikikikiki post of the year 2021 awarded to you.

  16. I HEAR ALL YOUR FRUSTRATIONS AND WILL NOT COMMENT MUCH. ITS LIKE MARRYING A WIFE AND ALWAYS WANTING TO FIND OUT WHO HER FORMER BOYFRIEND(S) WHERE……..TAKE ZAMBIA YOU FOUND HER AND MAKE CHANGES BWANA PRESIDENT, YOU ARE NOW IN CHARGE OF HER. TIME TO FORGET ABOUT HER FORMER BOYFRIEND PF, BUT YES ON THE SIDE LINES LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES NEED TO FOLLOW UP ON THESE CASES BUT HEARING THE SAME LANGUAGE FROM YOU, NO SIR , WE ARE TIRED. DON’T YOU HAVE SOMETHING ELSE TO EXCITE THE NATION ABOUT?

  17. Mr president pliz we ar very aware of pfs stealing. Can u pliz help us get these pipo to face justice and go to jail. Aren’t u the same one who’s protecting them. Enough of talkig we want action pliz. Evn pipo who killed yo own cadres u can’t arrest them. So stop talkig about pf evils..its annoying..wat do u want us to do. Its u we wantd to help us hav justice bt it seems u ar not interested..

  18. Some of HH’s successes his critics won’t acknowledge include the absence of “ECL 2021” vehicles on our roads, recovery of Lusaka Intercity bus terminus by Lusaka City Council and the removal of PF thugs, recovery of Soweto bus station, recovery of Kulima tower bus station, recovery of K65 million from Faith Musonda. Wait till she spills the beans. The future looks bright with HH and his team.

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  19. @ Indigo Tyrol- no one can cover their tracks these days. It’s 2021 – a computer age! As long as you interact with your bank, and other institutions, or just anyone electronically, you can be tracked. Like a slug’s trail, we all leave traceable foot prints law enforcers can follow; except, in Zambia, investigative skills are – somewhat, lagging behind.

  20. Don’t tire, continue unearthing and telling us the misdeeds of the rejected regime, the remnants are all over pretending to be bloggers and trying to stop you revealing further, please continue telling us

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  21. 1. HH you have preached more about *Dread than *Aspirations since 12/Aug/21. The later should be the groundwork to stimulate the mood in the nation and take it forward. You are saturating the nation with anxieties to the point of carelessness, which is allowing fraudsters cover their tracks. You are fighting corruption and yet hundred thousands of dollars are getting siphoned by government custodians who now bandits, under your umbrella and watchful eye. HH don’t come to the end of 5 years and say:

    I did not accomplish my promises because I found so many things wrong after I took over. It “may” appear like you laying an underpinning to use it as an excusable and escape route.

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  22. 2. Some might say you need time. And for sure you “do” need time. But they are certain things when you are constructing a building, you cannot be at fault in early stages, such as laying a solid and balanced foundation. Else the building will become a high risk to the occupants and crumble, even if it’s the best piece of architecture design in town. Concentrate on *building, *repairing and *aspiring the nation.

  23. 3. Leave matters to the professionals to pronounce and find the stolen money. Zambia has problems, and the onus is on you. You are the president, and we want you to succeed. When you do, everyone benefits. But the sooner you divorce PF from your mind, the more energy you accumulate and direct it to take the nation forward. You are in power now and not in opposition

  24. HH is campaigning kikikikikiki he has ghost PF thieves…he can’t get to them and he has no idea on where to find them…and someone just said he now sounds like a broken record….blah blah blah blah blah same story and pronouncements every day

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  25. DOES EVERYONE EXPECT CHANGE AND ACTION OVER NIGHT ??
    HOW CRAZY
    THIS ONE TERM GOVERNMENT MAY WELL BE
    BUT PF SHOULD UNDERSTAND THEY WILL NEVER COME BACK EVEN WITH GOD ON THEIR SIDE
    RIP PF

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  26. @Kaizar Zulu & Your funs,

    You said HH will never enter plot 1. Now HH is in plot 1. So what make you think anyone here, will believe you, when you say HH is here for 1 term?

  27. This thief called Kaizer Zulu is still barking enjoy your drink before you are arrested at least you can no longer beat people now days and get away with it. You are a nobody now just some thief who stole from pipo of zambia thank HH coz we want your balls for the crimes you did. You got Mwalitata arrested and made current state house police commissioner be on police wanted list. You think you can enjoy wait it’s a matter of time you will ask for reason the 2016 elections results that you tempered with

  28. I think what everyone wants to see – as far as crimes committed during the previous government’s tenure, are actual convictions. These announcements are not adding value to the new government, because they don’t lead to jail terms! It’s just talk!

  29. Who are these? Name them! Otherwise this will be a Nawakwixercise which never gets proven and the thief remains scattered.

  30. Who are these? Name them! Otherwise this will be a Nawakwixercise which never gets proven and the thief remains scotfree.

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