Former President Rupiah Banda’s son Henry Banda and President Edgar Lungu’s eldest son Dalitso Lungu have secured a lucrative K11.8 million (K11.8 billion old currency) contract to supply more than 160,000 metric tones of maize to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) at a subsidized price.
And that’s not all, these people will get the maize from FRA without first paying for it, as they have been allowed to only pay after receiving payment from the DRC government.
The Zambian government recently subsidized the maize floor price at a huge cost to the tax-payers claiming they wanted to trigger a reduction in the price of mealie meal.
“Imagine these guys will be getting maize from FRA without first paying for it, sell it to DRC, give FRA their money at Zambian subsidized price, and keep the difference?” sources revealed.
Highly placed sources from within the PF government and at Lusaka International Airport disclosed that Lungu’s son Dalitso is frequently being picked by DRC’s Katanga Governor Moses Katumbi’s private jet.
Henry Banda introduced President Lungu to Katumbi during Lungu’s holiday retreat in Mfuwe, the time he sneaked into the country through Mwami border by the Malawian director of finance under the Names of Ephraim Kanjewe.
So far it is not clear from which of Lungu’s women is Dalitso’s mother.
Lungu had marital issues with his current wife and first lady Esther at the time he lost his law practicing certificate.
He was kept in Chelstone by a lady called Ruth whom he had a child with.
Ruth was then working for Ministry of Lands but retired on medical grounds a few years ago.
Lungu only went back to the current first lady Esther when he was elected Chawama MP and later appointed deputy minister in the Office of the vice-president.