RUPIAH is an irresponsible and playful old man, Patriotic Front (PF) secretary general Wynter Kabimba has said.
Reacting to chief government spokesperson Lieutenant General Ronnie Shikapwasha’s statement that he was ignorant in his observation over the weekend that President Rupiah Banda went to China on a tourism stint, Kabimba maintained that President Banda had not shown responsibility over his recent trip to China.
“My statement had everything to do with the fact that at the time when this country is beset by heavy floods and the people of Zambia are dying and there is no food, there was a story yesterday Monday in the government daily, not even in The Post, that Luangwa district has no food, at the time when the people of Zambia are losing shelter because the houses are collapsing, Mr Rupiah Banda decided to go on that State visit,” Kabimba said.
“It could not have made any difference if Mr Rupiah Banda had been a responsible person to have postponed that trip until he has attended to his domestic problems as a responsible person.”
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