A Choma based non governmental organization known as ‘My Home Town’(MHT) has dispelled assertions from some quarters that it is an underground political movement.
South African based MHT founder James Ndambo says the NGO has no political inclinations but only concerned with uplifting the welfare of its members.
He said MHT is neither a financial institution nor a religious organization but one which brings together people with common ideals and values.
Mr Ndambo said this at Njase girls’ secondary school in Choma yesterday when he flagged off the NGO’s 52 weeks fellowship programme.
He said there were a lot of misconception about the organization and urged members to fully explain to the public what the NGO stands for.
He explained that he himself is ineligible to stand for any political office in Zambia because he had since given up the Zambian citizenship and taken up citizen of another country.
Mr Ndambo, a business tycoon based in South Africa, said he decided to form MHT because of his concern for his birth place, Choma town.
He said he has since embarked on a programme of attracting investment to Choma town with Chinese investors having already established a water processing factory.
He said MHT wants to help unlock the potential of its members to develop themselves rather than looking to government and donors for assistance.
“I will use my business connections to woo investors to Choma. We had struck a deal with Chinese investors worth 300 million US dollars for a cement manufacturing plant but we took it to Congo DR because the project was too big,” he said. “I can assure you that in three years time, Choma will be a changed place.”
Mr Ndambo who has since left for South Africa said during his holiday in Choma, he managed to visit several public institutions that are in need of help and that MHT would see how best to assist.