MMD Die hard youths coordinator and now Copperbelt minister Bowman Lusambo has said that vendors in the Copperbelt are dirty and will ensure that he cleans the province because he is not ready to be minister over dirty people.
Lusambo, a thug who used to sell goods at Soweto market himself and now spearheading the removal of vendors from the streets congratulated the Kitwe City council for removing the ‘dirty’ vendors from the streets and called on other municipalities to follow suit. He was speaking on Kitwe’s Yar FM Social Chat program.
But Lusambo’s comments are different from PF founding President Michael Sata’s approach to vendors, Sata allowed vendors to trade on the streets saying they will only be removed when alternative trading space is created for them.
Last month Roan MP Chishimba Kambwili lamented how a pro poor party like the PF would call the poor suffering people as dirty and appealed for the reversal of the decision by Kitwe City Council to remove vendors from the street because that was their only source of livelihood.
In the run up to the 2016 general elections, President Edgar Lungu accused UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema of hatching a move to remove vendors from the streets once elected. Lungu vowed that the PF will never remove them from their trading places while UPND maintained that loans schemes for the vendors to graduate into bigger business entities will be priority.