Wusakile Member of Parliament Pavyuma Kalobo is alleged to have benefited from the ongoing plans to sale Wusakile Secondary School football pitch alongside some officials from the Ministry of Education.
The Parliamentarian is believed to be the master minder of the auction plan which has faced resistance from all stakeholders including government.
Kalobo, the independent Member of Parliament, is understood to have been looking forward to construct a shopping mall in the constituency as a legacy project.
“We had a chat with him a long time ago last year where he hinted that he would bring an investor to put up a mall in the constituency as a legacy project.
“This was not approved because it was too close to the school itself. Now it is surprising that debates have emerged and money is believed to have exchanged hands,” one of the Ministry officials disclosed.
He alleged that the Member of Parliament was working with the former head teacher who has since been transferred and is under investigations for involving himself in the matter.
“The head master who was transferred was working with the MP in this deal and as I tell you he is under investigations, but from here I think DEBS has made it very clear that the land is not sold to the named investor,” he added.
When contacted Kalobo rubbished the allegations and threatened to take legal action against individuals that were attempting to soil his name in a questionable deal.
“As area Member of Parliament, my interest goes with what the people decided. If the people don’t want the facility so be it… I can’t say much on this matter,” Kalobo said.
Meanwhile, Some Zambia Environmental Management agency (ZEMA) officials said the agency will not approve such a move.
During a workshop in Kitwe, the officer said it was disappointing that some leaders could sink so low to build a shopping mall next to a school.