Go ahead and sue me, HH tells Sichinga

United Party for National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema has dared Agriculture minister Bob Sichinga to go ahead and sue him for alerting the Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate an alleged scam involving US $2.9 million the government allegedly overpaid for the purchase of 50,000 metric tonnes of urea fertilizer from Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Hichilema has maintained that the purchase of the fifty thousand metric tonnes of top dressing fertilizer from Saudi Basic Industries Corporation of Saudi Arabia without open tenders was grand corruption.

He says Mr. Sichinga’s threats to sue him cannot move him in any way stating that he has all the details indicating that the prevailing market price of top dressing fertilizer at the time of procurement was three hundred and thirty US Dollars contrary to what Mr. Sichinga informed the nation that government purchased fertilizer from Saudi Arabia at a price of three hundred and eighty US Dollars.

Mr. Hichilema has told QFM in a telephone interview that this is clear waste of public resources and possible theft which the PF must accept.

On Thursday last week, Mr. Hichilema urged the Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate an alleged scam involving US $2.9 million that the government allegedly overpaid for the purchase of 50,000 metric tonnes of urea fertilizer from Saudi Arabia, but Mr. Sichinga threatened the UPND leader with a legal suit if he did not provide evidence of corruption against him.

 

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