Soldiers are worried annoyed that President Edgar Lungu and his Vice Inonge Wina are busy and aimlessly flying and spending money for Lungu’s third term bid but neglecting to stock the army stores.
A report generated by the Ordinance directorate and obtained by the Zambian Watchdog from defence minister Davies Chama’s table says that the directorate is overwhelmed by the demands of various types of stores of units but the funding has been inadequate.
The impeccable sources have disclosed that terrible situation was partly due to theft by Lungu and former defence minister Ritchwell Simaunene when they paid colossal sum of money to a bogus Chinese supplier who didn’t supply. The soldiers are now forced to buy second hand boots from the streets but cannot buy uniforms from there.
The Ordinance directorate is the one responsible for procuring, receiving, storing and issuing and accounting of all military stores to all units at base or in operations.
Despite being paid money by the United Nations to replenish the stores supplied to the groups currently on peace keeping mission in the Central African Republic, the PF government has continued to abuse the resources and the soldiers fear that the country would not be capable of withstanding any threat from an aggressor.