Information has emerged that former President Rupiah Banda is linked to importation of electricity from from Turkey, and is making huge money in form of commissions.
The PF government is currently borrowing huge sums of money to import electricity to reduce load shedding until the elections. But after elections there will be serious power shortages if the PF wins as the reduction in loadshedding is just meant to cheat voters. But even in this critical situation, vultures like Rupiah Banda see opportunities to amass wealthy through corruption.
According to government sources, Rupiah Banda is the Zambian agent for the Turkish company that has its ship docked in Mozambique, and Zesco is importing power from.
‘Do you remember when the Post Newspaper last year reported that Rupiah Banda had taken Turkish businessmen to State House? That is was the deal and that is why he made sure that Dora Siliya is Minister of Energy,” the source said.
The source said there is more corruption under the PF government than under the MMD government but people can not see it because it is being remote controlled.
The source further revealed that even the Saudi Arabia trip the ailing outgoing President Edgar Lungu undertook to negotiate for cheap crude oil was initiated by Banda and is similar to the Nigerian oil deal that Banda was dragged to court for.
The source said just like the Nigerian oil deal where Zambians did not benefit but Henry Banda Rupiah’s son did, the Saudi deal has already started benefiting Edgar Lungu as US40million was already advanced to Edgar Lungu as commission for the deal.
“Just like the Nigerian oil deal when Henry Banda benefited, Lungu has also benefited. He was given US40million Dollars as commission. All these will be known soon. Meanwhile, millions of Zambian kwachas were spent to take a delegation to Saudi Arabia only to benefit a few. There is nothing hidden under the Sun.” the source said.