Scott says its okay for him to donate cash but wrong to send relief food to Kasiya

Scott  says its okay for him to donate cash but wrong to send relief food to Kasiya

Nichekeleko: Scott buying votes

Nichekeleko: Scott buying votes

Ceremonial vice-president  Guy Scott says there is nothing wrong for him donating  K13 million to Tandabale market in Livingstone ahead of the  by-elections because campaigns have not yet started.

But the same Scott on Saturday told Kasiya residents that his office can not send relief food to them now as it may be seen as vote buying.

Speaking during a press briefing in Livingstone Sunday morning, Scott said there was nothing wrong for him to donate money out of his personal pocket to an essential project such as the construction of a toilet at the market.

He said campaigns in the Livingstone by-elections have not yet started. He explained that the filing in of nomination papers have not yet been done and that he was not campaigning.

On Saturday, during a rally held in Livingstone, Scott announced that he had decided to donate K13 million Kwacha towards the construction of an ablution block a Tandabale market.

But on Saturday, (a day before)  Guy Scott has pledged to send relief food to people of Kasiya ward after the parliamentary by election set for July 5.
Scott said the relief food could not be released before the by-election as opposition political parties will consider the move as a ploy by the ruling party to buy votes from the people in the area.

He said relief food will be provided regardless of which party people voted for in the up-coming parliamentary election.

Dr Scott said this in Livingstone yesterday when he addressed a meeting at Mahuhulu, in Kasiya Ward.

He also bemoaned the deplorable state of the road leading to Kasiya Ward and assured people in the area that the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) under his office will soon be dispatched to work on the road and put measures in place to address the shortage of water supply.

Livingstone voters go the polls on July 5, 2012 to elect the area MP. The seat fell vacant after the  Livingstone High Court nullified the election of MMD’s Lukolo Katombora.

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