Politics

Govt Hasn’t Paid Diplomats for 3 Months, Claims Kambwili

Embattled NDC leader Chishimba Kambwili has wondered why government has failed to pay diplomats for three months.

Kambwili, the former Roan PF member of parliament, has said it was not right for government to fail to pay diplomats.

He said this at the Lusaka Magistrates Court after his court matter in which he is facing three counts of forgery, uttering false documents and giving false information to a public officer was adjourned due to the absence of Principal Resident Magistrate David Simusamba.

His matter has since been adjourned to July 4 for continuation of trial.

Speaking to journalists after the adjournment of his case, Kambwili said there is no way people in the diplomatic service can go for three months without pay when they were sent to represent Zambia in foreign countries.

He has urged government to recall all the people in foreign services if it did not have the capacity to pay them.

And Kambwili has warned the Ndola City Council Mayor and the Town Clerk that they risk being sent to jail in 2021 when his party gets into power if they do not rescind their decision to give Dola Hill land to a Chinese developer.

He said the local authority must return the Dola Hill land to the Zambians.

“I want to urge government to respect the Zambians. Zambia is for Zambians and there is no way we can treat our people as second class citizens in their own country. The behaviour of the Ndola City Council in respect of the Dola Hill land should be condemned by all well meaning Zambians,” Kambwili said.

According to the NDC leader, offer letters for the land in question were given to some Zambians, some of whom even built structures but the local authority instead  rescinded its  decision and gave the land to the Chinese developer.

The local authority further threatened to demolish the property belonging to Zambians.

“Let me warn the mayor and the town clerk that should you dare to demolish the houses of the Zambians who you gave land legally, just know that 2021, you will go to prison and and  I want also warn the Chinese developer that he is developing that land at his own risk because we cannot give land to a Chinese against the Zambians. When we come in 2021, we will not spare Chinese and if you are listening, don’t go on that land. Leave it for the locals to build their houses,” Kambwili said.

He has cautioned President Edgar Lungu that he was not elected by the Chinese but Zambians and “it should be for this reason that he should intervene in the matter and give the land back to Zambians”.

“If you don’t give back this land, just know that you, the Chinese and the Mayor, Chimbokaila prisons. The same way you bring me to court is the same way I’ll also bring you here but you, it will be worse because you are a pompwe,” Kambwili said.

And Kambwili has described Zesco’s power load shedding as a nuisance.

“When I was in government, we had 24 projects that were supposed to come on board by May 2019 to end load shedding for good and to add an extra 650 mega watts to the grid, meaning with or without rain, we were still going to have electricity. Two months ago, you said load shedding will never come back because those projects were scheduled…and the completion date was May [last month] and by now, we should not be having load shedding but where is this loading shedding coming from again,” he said.

Kambwili said load shedding would affect the economy because there is no investor who would want to invest in a country where power supply was not guaranteed.

 

19 Comments

  1. bkombe

    This is the “DUNUNA REVERSE”you voted for in 2011. In the history of Zambia this is the Gvt which has failed to pay its workers on time. Employees in SOE have been neglected. .eg. Times of Zambia employees, and you proud yourself (PF ) that you are a listening Gvt ?
    2021 WINA AZALILA. PF put things in order now! !!

    • Matako mpelo lubilo

      Pay them….kabili wali wina naiwe!!

      • Joseph Mwenya

        Ba Kambwili balelandilako aba bonfi ulelanda ifi shikwete amano, niwe PF? Tuletungilila abalanda ifya mano, mucalo abantu tabalefola imwe cawama, come 2021 mukasebana, apa no more Amos Chanda, Mwaiba sana.

  2. SEE MIND

    Kambwili you claiming just pay them !!!

  3. Bashikulu Emma

    Ba Mr mbwili,do you know that it does no good to lay a trap when the bird you want to catch is watching you?2021 is just too near,and am waiting to see how many people you will send to chimbokaila.Hallucinating?

  4. jacob lungu

    who is kambwili in pf to pay workers? this is nuisens do not like chicks

  5. EMMAUS MULANDO KAFUNGAMINA

    Dr kambwili u are a gud man coz mean well to da pipo of zambia if we have pipo like u may our zambia would have changed by now , yes zambian must be da second class in everything ,thankyou mr chishimba

    • Jonas

      Help ,We are in a big problem money is hard to come by,who is holding on to the money,Ba pf you are in power we need money

  6. wesley

    Lelo mwasabaila against pf. i dont trust any politician only respect politicians who play politics maturely not this one from CK its too Childish

  7. Hebkc

    Kambwili. You went to court. Not to talk about the chinese.y do u hate the chinese so much. May the devil be with u.dont think you are always right. Ulesalaifyakulanda. Only fools are clapping when you talk.

    • Frank

      hebkc, u r the one who is a fool ck was in gvt And he is telling u about all the illigalities taking root in pf gvt, your fellow citizens will soon be destitutes when land is taken away from them And u r happy,imagin how much medicines pf gvt would have bought in k6.1m,the people u r supporting

      • bebk

        Ba frank you are dull like ck. He has verbal diarrhoea.

  8. Chakulya matambo

    Kabwili it’s too much, u need to pay not ifyo for what u are saying.

  9. Kapijimpanga

    Kambwili is like a mole in the tunnel where when its food is finished opens the tunnel losses sight and it is easily caught by snakes

  10. PRESIDENTIAL AID

    THIS REGIME POOR FINISHING PARTY (PF) HAS FINISHED US,RECONNING DAY IS NEAR AND EVERYDAY DAYS COUNTS,IF THIS RED-TAPE KIND OF CORRUPTION CONTINUES OVER THE DEMERITS OF INDIGENOUS ZAMBIANS THAN THE OUT-COME OF 2021 WILL TURN AGAINST CURRENT LEADERSHIP.WE CITIZENS OF ZAMBIA ARE WATCHING AND RECORDING OF EVERYTHING YOU’RE DOING,COME TO YOU MR CK CONTINUE BEING A MOUTH-PIECE OF POOR ZAMBIANS WHO ARE LANGUISHING IN EXTREMELY POVERTY,AND THE LEADERSHIP IS BUSY FEEDING OTHER NATIONALITIES LEAVING THEIR OWN WITHOUT ANY.HOW CAN YOU BE GIVING EVERYTHING TO CHINESE WHILE ALOT MORE INVESTORS ARE LOOKING FOR BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN ZAMBIA?……..WHAT YOU SHOULD KEEP IN MIND IS THAT ONLY ZAMBIANS VOTE,NO MATTER WHAT WE ARE GOING THROUGH 2021 AROUND THE CORNER.

    • pf

      Mouth diarrhea chikabwili ,pay your workers .let government work

  11. Fisunge

    Zambian citizens please remember it’s funny reverse because we’ve just started furnishing our country through infrastructure we should blame unip and mmd for not building at least for me Zambia is looking good ukulya takubwesha mwebantu what ever the pf is doing is for all of us not lungu but tukatasha kuntanshi keen ba ck stop payment mulomo mwalebomba mubuteko

  12. Daniel Banda

    Only God fearing people can make life enjoyable. God fearing people love others the way he loves them. It is strange that we seem to condemn our own leadership and yet foreigners find Zambia to have a friendly environment for doing business and as refuge from internal instability in their own countries of origin. In spite of economic problems there are no refugee camps in neighboring countries hosting Zambians as we do for others. At least our leadership keeps us safe from internal skirmishes except for small groups like Fluffies in Lusaka and Tokota boys in Kitwe.

  13. Kalumba tresford

    This is the heart Zambia is looking for. That’s why, when i come into power people will appreciate and Zambia will be developed

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