Andrew Ntewewe, one of the people wanted for stealing donor funds says the PF government was not involved in the selling of the Lower Zambezi National Park to some Australian mercenaries.
Ntewewe claims former environment minister Harry Kalaba acted alone and received benefits.
Just the other day, Eastern province minister Makebi Zulu said it was Hakainde Hichilema who sold the national park.
See what Ntewewe wrote:
MR KALABA SIR, NAME-CALLING WON’T JUST DO – YOU CAN SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT IF YOU LIKE
30/10/2019 – – – – – We at the Young African Leaders Initiative believe that Zambia at fifty five (55) should have issue-based politics and not insults. We call for issue based politics and the issue of mining in lower Zambezi must be treated in the same manner – issue based and not personal.
We have taken time to study this matter and hence we want to place on record that the decision by then Minister of Lands and Environment Hon Harry kalaba was not a cabinet decision. He was exercising his appellate function under the Zambia Environmental Management Act (ZEMA Act) thus cannot attribute his decision to Cabinet under the disguise of collective responsibility; otherwise they would not have differed with then Minister of Tourism Hon Sylvia Masebo.
Hon Kalaba overturned the decision of his officers at ZEMA, throwing an impact assessment report to the wind, disregarding professional advise if you like.
Hon Masebo was right and Hon Kalaba was wrong. He should man up and admit it and while at it, state whether he had a personal benefit which without concluding we suspect he did.
Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI)