Former Information Minister and Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili has charged that the disbursement of empowerment funds to marketeers in Luanshya by the PF government is a sign of panic as they anticipate a by-election in Roan.
And Kambwili has further charged that Edgar Lungu misled the people of Kabwe that he had created employment by pretending to open Mulungushi Textiles only to close it after elections.
Kambwili stated that he had on several occasions requested for the empowerment funds before the elections but Lungu never availed any funds to Luanshya at the time.
‘They are scared of their own shadows, how long did we talk about market empowerment fund for Luanshya? I had seen the president and we had talked during the campaigns, he never brought any money for empowerment in Luanshya but today they want to bring the empowerment in Luanshya because they think there will be a by election,’ Kambwili wondered.
He stressed that the way the PF was panicking is a sign of a failed leadership attempting to hoodwink people and warned that the people of Luanshya are above such machinations and urged the marketeers to get the empowerment funds and when time to pay comes he will pay on their behalf.
Kambwili wondered why Lungu intervened in the price of maize last year and put the price for a bag of maize at K85 and yet now that there are no elections he drops the price of maize to K60.
And Kambwili has further charged that Edgar Lungu misled the people of Kabwe that he had created employment by pretending to open Mulungushi textiles only to close it after elections.
‘ He went and opened Mulungushi textiles misleading people of Kabwe that he has created employment, immediately after elections Mulungushi Textiles was closed so the people of Luanshya have a record of all this’ Kambwili said.