Patriotic Front PF Lusaka Province Secretary Kennedy Kamba has clarified that the conversation between him and Chomba Kaoma was intended to help youths with established businesses and not to steal donated Covid-19 materials from the Ministry of Health.
Kamba also said it is disappointing that a private conversation he had with Kaoma could be leaked and circulated on WhatsApp blogs thereby embarrassing the party and implicating it of involvement in illegalities.
Kamba clarified that his conversation with Kaoma was well intended as he was merely asking him to identify viable youths in business such as tailors to get tenders to make reusable face masks which government would buy and distribute in schools across the country to prevent Covid-19 infections.
Kamba explained that this did not imply in any way that the donated Covid-19 materials are being given to PF youths as they are all in the custody of the government and can therefore not be stolen or misappropriated.
He said what his office wants is to help those in the party structures and those not in the structures by linking them to business opportunities and therefore, the leaked conversation was misconstrued to mean that Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya was dishing out donated Covid-19 materials to PF members.
And Chomba Kaoma has unreservedly apologized to Lusaka Province PF Secretary Kennedy Kamba over a voice recording of their private conversation yesterday that has leaked and gone viral on social media.
In the audio, it was insinuated that Mr. Kamba directed Chomba Kaoma to identify and mobilize PF youths who will be beneficiaries of a consignment of PPE’s received from Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya donated towards Covid-19 in order for the youths to sell.
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