As reported this morning, Vice President Inonge Wina today carried a delegation composed of local government minister Vincent Mwale, Disaster management and Mitigation unit – DMMU coordinator and other senior government officials and her security to Kabwe to resolve PF cadres’ internal problems.
Soon after a briefing in the provincial minister Sydney Mushanga’s office, Wina went into the Boma conference hall where she had a 3 hour closed door meeting with cadres. Conspicuously missing from the meeting was Kabwe Central MP Tutwa Ngulube.
To add to the cost, all Mayors and council chairpersons, some council secretaries and Town Clerks, and district commissioners from the eleven districts in Central province drove to Kabwe, and some together with their drivers and personal assistants and staff will spend the night there.
She later toured Makululu’s Chililalila ward where mud houses illegally built on land sold by cadres had collapsed and after addressing a meeting there, Wina handed over a truckload of mealie meal and other foodstuffs to the victims.
There was however an element of truth on Wina when she admitted that the destruction of the houses was partly due to the people building on unplanned settlement and using unsuitable building material. She promised to donate some roofing sheets but urged the affected people to use suitable building materials. She also lambasted Kabwe Municipal council for allowing illegal settlements and warned that this negligent occurrence must be the last one. She later flew back to Lusaka after her meeting.
The watchdog will later publish what Wina and PF cadres discussed during their three hour meeting.