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Response To FAZ CEO: Largarde and Mpila Affair Is Unethical

In response to FAZ CEO Ponga Liwewe’s statement claiming there is an agenda against his person anchored on falsehoods and defamatory publications, we respond as follows.

1. Information published by Zambia Reports has so far has been verified and confirmed as true and factual. Mr Liwewe will do the public a favour to convincingly justify why his company would engage in direct transaction with an agent of CAF. When was the contract between Mpila Zambia and Largardere signed? Is there a copy of the contract? What date was the contract was signed?

2. Mr Liwewe claims this relationship has existed before his arrival at Football House. When he was engaged as General Secretary of FAZ, did he declare interest about the relationship between Mpila Zambia and Largardere Sports? Is there anything to show such interest was declared?

3. Assuming he declared interest, what does the FIFA Code of Ethics state about such a relationship? We understand FAZ does not have a Code of Ethics, but has Mr. Liwewe not seen the FIFA Code of Ethics?

4. Maureen Kawengele questioned why Mr. Liwewe’s firm would enter a deal with Largardere which is under criminal investigations in Egypt. Yes, we confirm that the French media company is under such investigations. Here is a link from the UK’s Guardian Newspaper.

Without delving into the other activities, we hope Mr. Liwewe has done due diligence on the matters in public domain before directing threats at Ms. Kawengele

For the avoidance of any doubt, we state that the only agenda we can recall having, and will continue to hold true, is ensuring those in public offices are made to account for their actions without impunity.

It is this agenda that partly contributed to Mr. Liwewe finding himself in the current position.

If he fails to observe the tenets of corporate governance, we have no reason to fold our pens, notebooks, keyboards and look away. He, too, like any other public officia who oversteps their boundary, is accountable to the people he has been called to serve.

We wonder why the FAZ president Andrew Kamanga has given this matter a blind eye when his pledge to assume the top FAZ office hinged on accountability and transparency. Did he deceive FAZ councillors by promising one thing and delivering exactly the opposite?

12 Comments

  1. abilima

    I thought Ponga has instituted legal action? Why don’t we wait for the legal proceedings where you can present your arguments? Also, why bring in Mr. Kamanga’s name?

  2. Mr. BJ

    Kamanga’s name will always be in the public domain if things at Football House go amiss! This calls for him to put his house in order. The law might be knocking at his door for clearity. Who knows mwina banamcekelako! Ndeloleshafye!!!

  3. Sj

    What is CLEARLY needed here from FAZ and or Ponga is an apology before pulling down that unwarranted threat to KAWENGELE for so much was over looked if the “branding deal” was handed down wrongly to Ponga’s Mpila Zambia firm.
    Were the threats handed down in the right parameters if one considers the steps needed to award oneself the BRANDING DEAL from the powers that be?
    WHAT IF, with all this mess clouding FAZ Maureen K. Decides to counter react and say SHE also taking You to court for issuing embarrassing threats toward HER? And she has full evidance from this Social Media.TRY to revisit Statements made before they BOOMERANG AND CATCH UP WITH ONE. BOLA ni panshi. I REST my case.Comment

  4. Sj

    What is CLEARLY needed here from FAZ and or Ponga is an apology before pulling down that unwarranted threat to KAWENGELE, for so much was over looked if the “branding deal” was handed down wrongly to Ponga’s Mpila Zambia firm.
    Were the threats handed down in the right parameters if one considers the steps needed to award oneself the BRANDING DEAL from the powers that be?
    WHAT IF, with all this mess clouding FAZ Maureen K. Decides to counter react and say SHE also taking You to court for issuing embarrassing threats toward HER? And she has full evidance from this Social Media.TRY to revisit Statements made before they BOOMERANG AND CATCH UP WITH ONE. BOLA ni panshi. I REST my case.Comment

    • MWANZA AGRIPA

      Ok.

    • abilima

      SJ – Ponga has already taken the case to Court based on earlier statement attributed to him. So, Maureen can’t counter sue until the case is disposed of.

  5. MWANZA AGRIPA

    .so what do you want to do? Better talks about football like where is Zambia going to camp for the next do or die encounter against Nigeria?

  6. Sj

    Thank you Clement Malambo for throwing light in what could’ve transpered behind the Branding Deal. Such answers were sought after.Comment

  7. Shi junior

    Zambian always prefer to give a deal or contract to foreigners, when you hear your own citizen has his share you start crying like babies. Mines and minerals you give foreigners, printing ballot paper ati ku South Africa. Jealous never end ati Kano nga ebo… Mind Mr Kiwewe Only has ka small share,you can also include

  8. Sj

    Are we sure there’s no one trusted Citizen who can run the affairs of FAZ within the given guidelines? We know that these are the last days in Bible times, even then we’re reminded that there will still be few (Job, Joshua) who can follow the laws to the letter.
    Give the Miners to any local investor l can assure you even the meagre salaries they (Miners) earn can ‘ve several months lapsing before that wage can be earned. FAZ Can’t be compared to the thousands of employees in Mining industry, but it’s already showing signs of Mismanagement.
    In this country it’s Lawmakers who show how not to up hold rules of the Game……no hard feelings. Comment

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