PF cadre Kabwe Town Clerk Oliver Muuka has confirmed that there were irregularities in the allocation of land but says the people allocated the land were public figures, he also said the local authority was ready to be investigated by any investigative wings of government.
Last week Zambian Watchdog exposed a scam where a list of ministers, senior civil servants and PF politicians among others were given plots in Mukuyu residential area without interviews and prior to the council advertising the same land as per procedure.
The list comprised useless ministers for Mother and Child Health Emerine Kabanshi and her Tourism counterpart Jean Kapata, Central province PS Edwidge Mutale and her deputy Ronald Sinyangwe, Kabwe DC Patrick Chishala, Kabwe central MP James Kapyanga, Bwacha MP Sydney Mushanga, outgoing Mayor Moses Mwansa, Director Development Planning Naomi Sakala’s boyfriend Boyd Mboyi, Provincial local government officer Alfred Nyambose, Kabwe Municipal Council Director of Administration Rabecca Chirwa, Wina Munamoonga of Electoral Commission of Zambia and Charles Ufwenuka of Ministry of lands.
Muuka told the media that the local authority was a public body that could be investigated by any investigative wing of the government and that they would cooperate. Meanwhile a detailed scheme of the irregularity has been handed to the ACC and the body has instituted a probe.