If there is any sane person who doubted that President Edgar Lungu and his entire State House is corrupt then here is one of the many pieces of evidence.
Edgar Lungu and his Special Assistants are at a Game Ranch in Nyimba reportedly resting from the excess pressure from the failing economy. The question is, who owns this ranch? What is the link between the owner or owners and the State House?
The owners of this lodge are the Gulam Patels. The Patels are the owners of Nyiombo Investments the biggest Fertiliser distributing company in Zambia. It is not only the biggest fertiliser distributing company in Zambia but also one of the most corrupt companes in Zambia. Some gullible reader may ask so what? Nyiombo is the company Edgar Lungu’s own Minister of Agriculture has given 14 days to replace fake fertiliser that the company has distributed around the country with real fertiliser. Secondly, The Ministry of Agriculture may terminate the fertiliser contract for 2015-2016 given to Nyiombo because the company has huge debts with suppliers and transporters. Bailiffs last week pounced on Nyiombo for failing to settle the debt. Nyiombo was awarded a contract to distribute fertiliser to six of the ten provinces of Zambia. What happens when the Ministry terminates the contract? What credibility will President Lungu have?
Another point that you should know is that it is the Gulams that financed the Silvia Masebo tribunal after she cancelled the hunting concessions. The ranch were Lungu and his assistants are wining and dining possibly even bonking other people’s wives is one of the ranches that Masebo banned. This is where a Republican President presiding over people with divergent views decides to go and rest from! Surely if this is not corruption what is it? Are the Gulams not offering favours to the President? Yes others will say Ifintu Ni Lungu but surely this is total rubbish. Who advises the President? Yes we know that Kaizer Zulu is one damn rogue that cannot advise Lungu because they are birds of the same feathers but surely we expected Amos Chanda, Hibeene Mwiinga the Economic Advisor or Lucky Mulusa the Special Assistant for Projects to have advised the President against going to such a place for a retreat. Alas they are all birds of the same feathers. The consolation to many Zambians however is clock is ticking.