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NGO awarded to do 11 roads in Western Province was deregistered in 2020

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A Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) awarded to do 11 roads in Western Province was deregistered in 2020.

The South African Business Development Forum was deregistered by the South African Companies and Intellectual Property Commission.

Records show that the SABDF was subjected to the AR Deregistration Process.

The legal effect of the AR Deregistration Process is that the juristic personality is withdrawn and the company or close corporation ceases to exist.
The SABDF was registered as Not-for-Profit company.

Minister of Infrastructure Development Hon. Charles Lubasi Milupi announced that Government had awarded Southern African Business Development Forum a 25-year Concession to do 11 roads under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Programme.

He said the award was done on 10th August 2021 by the previous government but the newly appointed Council of Ministers on PPP had approved the $3.7billion project.

The road package dubbed Western Trade Facilitation Routes, was scheduled to cover 2,000kms in Western, North-western and Copperbelt Provinces.

But records at the South African Companies and Intellectual Property Commission online search site showed that the SABDF was deregistered.

27 COMMENTS

  1. This is day light robbery and thuggery by UPND.
    An NGO given a contract to construct and maintain roads, why?
    Why 25 years at exorbitant prices???
    Where does the money collected by NRFA through tolls, go to?
    Has this money every been used to construct any road because ita fact that in Zambia roads are never maintained, government waits for the entire road to be damaged so that they have a new one and get kick backs.

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  2. UPND is losing credibility left right and centre everyday.
    UPND will be their own undoing, they manufactured so many half truths which now seem like lies.

    1. Roads are cheap to construct, they even gave figures per kilometer.

    2. Zesco tarriffs are high, they also gave out figures

    3. Fuel pump price is high, they also gave out figures

    4. They also tabulated how they would revamp the economy.

    Alas, they had no special or creative ideas. They are out of their depths, their like a whale out of water, exposed to the sun by all to see.

    They cried on top of the mountain that PF is corrupt and purportedly had evidence.
    Up to now no single corruption case is in court, they are now hiding behind nakacinda case as a distraction, no ba UPND Zambians are no longer gullible.

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  3. This very unfortunate. Even though this shoddy deal was concluded under PF, the new government should have at least studied it thoroughly so that they are not tainted by the previous government’s corruption. We all know that PF survived on corruption. Mr Milupi Sir, kindly explain this new development.

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  4. Ndeloleshafye, someone will be arrested and driven all night long to Western Province to answer charges for this. That’s what we do in Zambia. Watch the space.

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  5. Be thoughtful and selfless to the ZAMBIANS people, It is not the time to grow your businesses. Charles Lubasi Milupi understand.

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  6. Yaba….iam really trying to understand the integrity hichilema was talking about before he became president of Zambia…What has changed kanish!

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  7. And some mad cow will say pf was crooked. We never saw this level of blatant corruption under pf. It has only been a few months and upnd are already showing us their true colours.

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  8. Nice try. There’s absolutely no evidence that SABDF has been deregistered. The organisation is still running. Why the lies, heightened emotions and propaganda against this project? People just stop! And to my fellow Zambians, learn to verify any information that is given to you. Not everything on the internet is true. Put no faith in words, subject everything to the closest scrutiny. As Russian say; Trust but verify!

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  9. Since when do NGO’s s become expert’s in constructing Roads?
    What resources does this NGO have undertake such a venture?
    This is not PPP, this is enriching certain individuals much the same like the savenda fire trucks.
    Life will never be the same again for savenda after that fore truck deal, they will swim in money till death does them part.

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  10. Wait, Wait you have not seen what this chap is up to. All the things PF did will be like picnic by the UPND and HH are done with Zambia. The worst part is that this HH team is so backward, shallow and corrupt. Those praise sauls group in the Vasco dagama kingdom will awaken to a rude shock.

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  11. This is fake news. Go to their website and u will see that former vice president Inonge Wina signed a settlement scheme with the same organisation. This is fake news. I am fully convinced that the PF propaganda is in full swing. N.a. 2.8 we are the master bloggers can we show them that no one can beat us online.

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  12. When we say we have a conman in state house people start to sing praises for vasco dagama. The so called Zambia NGOs and the so called intellectual University dons of Zambia are deafening mute and have joined the vasco dagama cult. By the time Zambians wake up we will find the coffers Empty. Not the emptyness under PF that Vasco reffered to. The chap is likely to skip the country after 5 years in state house.

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  13. HH attends a business forum is South Africa. Next UPND government signs a dubious road construction deal with a South African business forum called NGO. Milupi is simply getting the instructions from no1 who knows how to auction Zambia. He knows if he got away last time with auctionning Zambia when he had no machinary at his disposal, now he is back to destroy with impunity. Uwakalema takaleka. This is the time Zambian lawyers should wake up and start petitioning the government in court until a clear explanation is given. You’re taxing the people to death while you continue swimming in stolen money. Not again! Rise up people and defend the little that’s left for mother Zambia.

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  14. S_ilk1 much as we want to support the government we voted for , I do not think this is way yo go. The project has not yet commenced no money has changed hands. It is allegedly that the signing was done on 10 August , 2days before elections .Not only that but the signing party was a retired politician since former VP had already announced retirement, now why would government give a go ahead for a corrupt deal to go through. I smell a rotten fish here. Someone is taking us for a ride.

  15. 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)

    Oops this is a bit embarrassing for our resident trolls bloggers who seem to be rushing and clutching at every negative news to do with the UPND. They can’t even verify the authenticity of any such information.
    Look the Internet exists for you to use and don’t be lazy coming here on LT to vent your spleen without doing any kind of research work.
    The SABDF appears to exist. Here are their contact info… call or email them and ask them your questions (be polite):
    Ph: +27 84 682 7672; Email: [email protected]

  16. 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)

    Look the UPND are no angels and I’m disappointed at their slow pace to make meaningful change like scrapping of Public Order Act and failing to recover stolen loot and prosecute corruption scandals suspects. However some of the hysteria I have seen seem to have no basis and is founded on just sh00ting from the hip.
    The guys have barely been in power for few months and some hypocrites want them to show results of economical benefits that take years even in developed nations… what kind of hypocrisy is this?
    Be happy that these guys are even announcing such projects, disclosing the deal and everything. We used to only hear dark corner deals after they happened under the corrupt PF regime.

  17. 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)

    At least be happy that these guys are even announcing such projects, disclosing the deal and everything. We used to only hear dark corner deals after they happened under the corrupt PF regime.

  18. 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)

    However, judging from the infornon their website, this SABDF appears to be a basic NGO aimed at dealing with small scale farmers and small scale businesses. They don’t appear to be a big NGO that could deal with nation states projects. So Milupi needs to give more info about this NGO. Has anyone vetted them? What is their role specifically and do they have capability and capacity to undertake such a huge project? What is their demonstrated experience in such undertakings? So many questions need answers from Milupi and the UPND govt.

  19. @13 Francis,
    I have an account with CIPC (Companies and Intellectual Property Commission) in South Africa. I am in Private Practice in Finance, Tax, Corporate Governance and statutory Compliance in South Africa. I am UPND member and have searched for the NGO South African Business Development Forum and found that it is under AR Deregistration Process (Annual Returns Deregistration Process). By South African Company Law, such an entity can not engage in busines in South Africa and by extension in Zambia as well.
    Smith Kayoba ACIS, FCIBM, MIAC, BA

  20. More details of the South African Business Development Forum:
    Enterprise Number: 2017/519396/08
    Enterprise Name :South African Business Development Forum
    Enterprise Type : Non Profit Company
    Enterprise Status : AR Deregistration Process
    Registration Date : 2017-12-01
    Amount outstanding as at 2021-01-25 was R550.00
    Source of Information : CIPC ( Companies Intellectual Property Commission)
    I just wanted to shed more light for the sake of my Motherland Zambia and the People of Zambia, CIPC is an equivalent of PACRA in Zambia. The Entity never filed in Annual Returns for 3 period, The entity is Non Compliant.

  21. Still on South African Business Development Forum. The Directors/Members are:
    1. Michael Jabulani Mabobo
    2 .Matlhogonolo Sobeng Sophia
    3. Sizet Paul Marivate
    I hope the Information I have provided will give an insight of the Entity that the Government of Zambia in engeged with.

  22. Truth is this deal was already signed. First PF propaganda is saying SABDF is an NGO which is deregistered. But they signed a deal with them. And now they say the road Will cost 1.8m per km but they forget that within the deal are 93 resettlement schemes and border facilities. Something they deliberately neglect to include in their calculations. Who is truthful here. This is why am saying this is just PF social media hogwash.

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