Mundubile Dispels Falsehoods About Contractors Getting Money But Failed To Deliver

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Leader of the opposition in Parliament Hon Brian Muntayalwa Mundubile
Leader of the opposition in Parliament Hon Brian Muntayalwa Mundubile

The allegations that some contractors received payment for services not rendered during the PF regime have been dispelled by Mporokoso Member of Parliament, Hon Brian Mundubile. He challenged the Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Hon Garry Nkombo, to reveal how much money the government lost through non-delivery of contracts.

Since the New Dawn Administration took over, many local contractors have not been paid because they have been labeled as PF cadres. Despite delivering their services to the government, they have not been paid, which has led to worsened money scarcity and an escalated cost of living.

In their defense, UPND officials have claimed that the contractors did not deliver the services as per the contract. However, Hon Brian Mundubile has schooled the New Dawn in Parliament on how contracts and business with the government are conducted.

Hon Mundubile explained that in the standard contract he has known for the past 20 years, either a contractor is paid an advance payment in exchange for an advance payment bond or an Interim Payment Certificate (IPC) is signed by the consultant. If there is payment that has been signed without work, the government can still execute the performance bond of the consultant. He challenged Hon Nkombo to state how much money the government lost regarding the matter in question.

Hon Nkombo had earlier stated that the government lost a lot of money. He assured the public that only those that did the work will be paid, and there will be reconciliation. He also admitted that there is a lot of work to be done to harmonize the feeder roads and address the issue of debt.

Hon Mundubile lamented that most local contractors have fallen victim to the government machinations, and as a result, contractors are failing to secure facilities with banks and international business. He said that the contracts don’t invite outsiders, not even the government, to resolve the challenges but the parties to the contract. He said that the sector has collapsed because of the mistrust that exists from the government.

The PF presidential hopeful challenged the Minister of Local Government to be clear on what contract was used in the particular transaction and which consultant is before the court today for having signed an IPC where no work was done. He explained that a contract is just a normal business.

Hon Mundubile said it is high time the government started promoting local businesses and ended the mistrust that exists between them and the contractors.

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  1. Mr PF president hopeful, its in the public domain that you Brian Mundubile used your office to procure many abortive road contracts and received payment without executing them. No arguments here, your name appears on PACRA documents. You stole from Zambians and one who steals is a THIEF. Epela.

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  2. Take him to court what is the law doing, it is now one year 7 months , you guys you are so annoying to the general public people want to see action or else stop saying anything, and concentrate on what people want you to achieve, reduction of cost of living , create employment reduce fuel prices reduce the exchange rate of a dollar reduce the price of ubunga increase money in circulation , give business houses loans at lower interest from banks .
    Quickly pay your Zambian goodssuppliers.
    People will be happy with you, but just telling unsubstantiated stories doen’t go well with to your voters . Mind you time is running out , that is just my friendly advise .

  3. It is unwise to even talk about such corrupt people as Kaizar Zulu an the PF. Best treatment is to confiscate all their properties and the following day put them on sell to the public. Like they do in Nigeria. Because we all know that thy are gained through corruption. No wonder Kaizar Zulu has adapted the dirtiest habit of insulting the President every day.

  4. Sturdy Mwale former Defence PS who also is a contractor is on record. His compant failed to complete works on a two room building at a rural clinic. I blame New Dawn and that fake iron lady who was caught pants down. Clearly, she is compromised. The blackmail and intimidation tactics against her are working. Now the ‘looters’ are laughing.

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