UPND Media Director Ruth Dante

Contact : UPND Media Director, Ruth Dante
Email : info@upndzambia.org
LUSAKA: (19.06.2020) We would like to refute allegations issued by the Minister of Home Affairs Steven Kampyongo at the press conference held at the ministry of information suggesting that UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema is the originator of the information touching the procurement of bicycles for the police.

Instead of Mr Kampyongo ordering the ZICTA to investigate the supposedly misinformation surrounding the mysterious bicycles whose source has generated public outrage, the government wound do better to channel that resource to fighting the rampant corruption in the PF government which so loud for every one to see.

The correct position as to what could have generated criticism and public outrage is rather the contradictory statement coming from the police and the Ministry of Home Affairs regarding the source of those bicycles and the cost attached to them.

We don’t know which of the two statements that was issued regarding the police bicycles is to be believed considering the many lies that have been told by the same people in the past.

The issue which this government should worry is not the source of the information which did not come from the UPND top leadership but whether or not the correct procedure was followed to procurement the said bicycles.

Mr Kampyongo should leave HH out of the Bicycle saga and instead provide reports to the nation on the Serial killings, burning of Markets and gassing incidents that took away lives of innocent Zambians.

Its unbelievable that Mr Kampyongo remains comfortable when his ministry has not provided any report to the nation on who has been behind these incidents.
Mr Kampyongo should be aware that Zambians are still waiting for reports of the brutal incidents that took away lives and properties of innocent Zambians.

We are aware that the Patriotic Front are looking for an opportunity to arrest President Hakainde Hichilema but we want Mr Kampyongo to know that the country this time will not allow any trumped up charge as the case was with a traffic offence which was turned to a treason charge.

It is embarrassing as a nation that government can openly name a country not involved in the purchase of very expensive bicycles thereby embarrassing the foreign country and denting the image of Zambia.

Our advice to the entire PF machinery is to conduct an introspection of its conduct towards public resources and relations before making unwarranted accusations against citizens as the country is bleeding from poor socioeconomic and governance policies that have left its economy broken.

Leave HH alone and focus on the people of Zambia struggling to live descent lives and deal with corruption issues such as the mysterious 48 houses, Financial Intelligence Centre and Auditors General reports revealing collosal sums of money misapropriated by politically exposed persons.
For once show leadership.


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