I am a police officer. I want to bring to light Solwezi Member of Parliament (MP) Hon. Dawson Kafwaya’s criminal activities have which have reached amazing levels. The Solwezi MP is a corrupt and very greedy person and in a matter of time he will have to account for his criminal activities once he vacates his seat. The Zambia Police and the anti corruption commission here in North Western Province have dozens of dockets against this guy but the ‘immunity’ he enjoys from the President has made him untouchable. However this shall not be long and it would be okay if he learnt from precedence. His greedy is unbelievable. Just not long ago, we opened a docket against Hon. Kafwaya for diverting funds and materials meant for the construction of a dining hall at Mutanda Secondary School. The materials and funds for an impoverished school were donated by Mei Mei Blocks through Hon. Kafwaya but he chose to divert them to his personal project in Kabitaka area behind Cross Roads Hotel where he is building his flats at the expense of the pupils that feed from under the trees because of lack of a dining hall.
As if this is not enough, yesterday, Friday, 18th March, 2016 Solwezi Central Police’s Anti- Fraud Section received a report alleging blackmail and extortion against Hon. Kafwaya from two Chinese M/ Jian Yang (38) and M/ Tao Ping Dingxiang (43) both from China Geo Contractors (CGC) working on the Chingola-Solwezi road stretch. As you might be aware, until January, 2016 Hon. kafwaya was Minister for North Western Province. It was allegedly during his time as Minister for North Western Province that he abused the authority of his respected office to negotiate with CGC to put him on their ‘payroll’ to which he draws K20,000 per month as operations fund and an additional K5,000 weakly for fuel to allow him successfully do his party and government works. Hon. Kafwaya even after being moved to Ministry of Local Government where he is currently Deputy Minister has continued to draw this money from CGC. Last Monday, CGC informed Hon. Kafwaya that they were stopping his payments and begin to pay the new Minister for North Western Province Hon. Danny Chingimbu but that Hon. Kafwaya refused and threatened to terminate their contract for the construction of local roads in Solwezi District. Hon. Kafwaya also informed CGC that he was going to inform His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu that they had failed to commence the works on the Solwezi local roads which would cost the party ahead of the 11 August, 2016 elections. Hon. Kafwaya threatened them that this would be a reason enough for President Lungu to cancel their contract and that they must not forget that he was representing the President in everything he was doing. He informed them that stopping his payments would spell an end to their contracts in North Western Province which he threatened he would make sure they are terminated. The docket was opened and is currently with the Divisional Criminal Investigations Officer, North Western Division.