MMD Die hard youths coordinator and now PF minister for Copperbelt province Bowman Lusambo has continued to stay in the house which initially belongs to the Managing director of Zamtel along Kabelenga road in the plush residential area of Northrise in Ndola even when he is supposed to shift to the official residence near the Ndola golf club.
The house in question has always been the residence of the Zamtel MD but remained vacant after Zamtel head office was relocated to Lusaka from Ndola during the MMD era. It has mostly been used as a guest house for high profile people and is located near the Presidential guest and ZCCM guest houses.
Lusambo, a thug loyal to former President Rupiah Banda was brought up in the high density area of Kaunda square in Lusaka but has had an instant change of lifestyle after chancing the lucrative position of minister in Edgar Lungu’s government.
He moved into the said house as a stand by residence because at the time of his appointment, the official residence was still occupied by one former illegal minister and then Copperbelt minister Mwenya Musenge but even after Musenge vacated the official residence, the now flamboyant Lusambo has maintained the luxurious living in the house while using the official residence for drinking and illicit sex.
A source at the provincial administration unit in Ndola disclosed that after Musenge vacated the house, it was painted and some rehabilitation works to befit ministerial status done but to their surprise, Lusambo has not moved into the house six months after his appointment.
As it is he is as good as occupying two houses because both residences are provided with 24 hours police guard and is just like his master Lungu who has also held on to the house he occupied as defence minister and is now accommodating relatives and friends from Chawama compound.