Photo of the day: So where did Taima get cash to build these hotels?

With former ministers in the MMD administration being investigated and arrested for owning even bicycles, we wonder why Solwezi East MP Richard Taima has not been investigated.

It will be interesting to know where Taima, whose only known job is that of minister, got the money to build hotels in Solwezi, when others are being investigated for failing to account for certain properties.

As shown in the picture, these hotels belong to Richard Taima. They are situated along Mbonge Road in Solwezi just a few metres away from Solwezi Royal Hotel.

Taima was one of the first MMD MPs to accept a job as under minister in the PF, maybe that is why he is immune to investigations like all other MMD ministers.

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    kapambwe Mwaba 5 years

    Why talk about Taima nga Kambwili mu government ena alekula .Leave the man alone.moneni abaleiba.

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    The Great Hunter 5 years

    This is CEEC money. The boy got K2 billion from CEEC since he was directly connected to the ministry of commerce… All we need to askk is whether he has finished paying and if not, why is he not being pursued to repay like others?

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    GK 5 years

    Jelousies pa Zambia. These are easy to build flats.

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    Nelson Mandela JR 5 years

    Its a pity that these young leaders are becoming corrupt and they do not have their peoples dreams in their hearts!!

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    fipongo fipama 5 years

    Let Taima alone, juat work you haters

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    syachika 5 years

    THIS IS A SINGELE BLOCK OF THREE FLATS WITH A CHEEP ROOFING. INFORMATION FROM MY QUANTITY SURVEYOR SAYS ONE CAN PUT IT UP WITH KR1,8M. AM CONSIDERING PUTING UP THE SAME ESPECIALLY THAT MY GRATUITY WORTH KR350,400 IS DUE, HOPE TO GET A LOAN WORTH KR800,000,SELL MY MY CHALALA HOUSE AT KR600,000 AND BORROW KR100,000 FROM MY BRO.

    LIVE HIM ALONE HE USED HIS HEAD

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    kaka 5 years

    Lets jst emulate hm nt killing hm.

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    Delyboy 5 years

    Only those who have stollen dont invest but they are MINING their money, those who have worked for their money like Taima do invest.
    I have applied for an exploration license in Liato’ farm.

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    Kunta Kinte 5 years

    Taima keep it up…..this will create a living (employment) for one or two poor zambians. I think it is better than burrying money underground

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    Jeff Mwanza 5 years

    awe I am impressed with Taima’s investment.. this is really good and it has changed the face of Solwezi.. well done ba Taima. Mu zed ni so chabe, the mindset of most people is pathetic.. so what is wrong with Taima’s investment????

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    Well done Richard for investing in your homeland thereby helping Govt to create wealth and jobs.

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    chi-jik 5 years

    LOAN FROM CEEC BUT WELL DONE FOR INVESTING HOME

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    dibo 5 years

    I can also build that from my ka salary within 5 years!is that a hotel,te ma flats ayo!

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    Fredrick Malama 5 years

    Whilst we appreciate and congratulate people who are investing like Hon. Taima, It is as well important to see and check what those people have done for their family members. It would be unfortunate of me if I built a mansion leaving my parents soaked in a single thutched ram shuckle. People lets be humane and kind-hearted.

    F. malama

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    BUCHO 5 years

    NI MU PONDO

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    dav 5 years

    This hotel was built over a long period of time.I saw it being build.The man struggled to finish it.Leave him alone on this one.He is not my friend or my enemy but interested in justice.

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      Komboni Dweller 5 years

      I can also build that from my month-end pay, over a six year period; unless you have no experience in building and you have never erected any structure in your life time

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    mlendo 5 years

    Poverty mentality pa zed. Those flats are only worth about KR2pin. Do u mean Taima during his 3-4years as mp and minister did not have that money or even more? u scaring me!

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    Lebron George 5 years

    just jealous of his entreprenuer skills

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    ice 5 years

    broke people think becoz they can afford everyone else cant, and wen done its either her stole or its witchcraft. Get over yourselves

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    Prince 2 5 years

    Anyone can build a place like that or even better than that.

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    solwezi 5 years

    pls he got a 2billion loan from CEEC thats why he is one leg in MMD and the other in PF to survive .

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    YA,i saw this place when i was in slz last yr,it should be 40-55 m away from royal slz hotel.
    if mr taima^s association with pf is to do awy with that then he is playing wrong m.maths.PF has no colour and no agreement thats why you see them failing to fullfil their camp– promises,2moro they head east north,after 2moro,west south,hoping to meet the sun when it rise from west to east which is not posible.
    well done mr taima if atall its not stollen kwacha.we need such hardworking men in zed

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    Vigil Citizen 5 years

    Shame on you Taima. Your father lives in a one room hut and you own a hotel? Go to Mulonga village and see Taima’s village.The man is barely surviving and yet the son is a hotelier. Sir God will judge you.

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      Tondolo 5 years

      you dont say !! his own father is a pauper ? thats very sad. 🙂

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    Vigil Citizen 5 years

    Congrats Taima for a worthwhile investment but I was utterly disappointed with the hut in which his father lives.Go to Mulonga ward and ask for village headman Taima. The man lives below the poverty datum line when the son is building a hotel. I wonder if Mr Taima goes to visit his father with his driver. Sir if at all you have a human heart please build a house for that man otherwise twasebana.

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    Ceaser B 5 years

    Is it a crime to own a company if you drink all your moneys while your friend invest when did it become a crime. Taima was an MP under RB and got his moneys as MP, he may have businesses and etc. We have examples of CDEs (Cleaners) in Government owning nice houses while their boss are still renting houses. Just plan when in life you shall see how small investments may take you after 10 years.

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    poko yakayombo kakutemba 5 years

    he got 1.5billion from ceec when he was deputy minister commerce were the funds were being administered when the poor youth in solwezi did not even afford to get even 10million how may youths would have benafited you pf you support arresting some one with nkinga that is the agument .

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    TRUE 77 5 years

    go and get a loan. you will build a better hotel.

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    feedback 5 years

    Imwe ba mbuli you’ve never heard of loans?

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    LUBA 5 years

    You people forget that zambia has minerals as well. so when you say that his job is only of being a minister, it sounds very myopic. you mean there are no other jobs somebody can do that generates more money than being a minister only? kwena pa zambia abashishita ebengi. friends there are a lot of minerals in zambia to trade that you can not even be investigated by any one.
    please shibukeni nabucha.

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      wills 5 years

      do u mean taima owns a mine

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        why not, he has also a right to run a bussiness. Let my kaonda man alone. He used his head for his children to live well. He used his money well.

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    ek 5 years

    ndeloleshafye

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    Kay Hummer 5 years

    The law will soon visit him like our late former President Levy Mwanawasa would say!

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    kencool 5 years

    ..steal b4 becoming a politician…..that he dd we e ee e at moe in ndola kwati i i mwe e e….

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    Waswa Meema 5 years

    Why do Zambians demonise wealth? Surely why is it that every successful Zambian become either a satanist or a Thief. Lets celebrate successful Zambians. Let the young Zambians admire success. As it stands now, In Zambia, people are afraid to be rich because they will be called names. Bunonshi ne bukomo botukeba ku Solwezi. Let Taima even build more flats

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    chitala banda 5 years

    Masumba shud learn frm his friend Taima who has invested.Masumba is busy telling lies about civil servants and investing in prostitutes.

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    Money Changer 5 years

    Timer was, is and will ever be a businessman. Stop yapping that your mouth.

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      kapambwe Mwaba 5 years

      Ngabambi abalekula bushe tamulemona.Check Kambwili in Luanshya .