After being exposed by the Zambianwatchdog and some family members, Vice president Guy Scott has now refuted assertions suggesting that the Patriotic Front (PF) government has ignored the funeral of the late Litunga’s wife Mulako who was the Queen of the Barotse Royal Establishment.
The Zambianwatchdog reported that president Michael Sata and the entire government have to date ignored the queen’s death and not even a message of condolences from State House have been sent to the Litunga and the people of Western province.
But Dr. Scott, who recently racially abused Members of Parliament by referring to them as monkey, now says contrary to some reports, his office for example is working hand in hand with the Barotse Royal Establishment to make arrangements for the late Litunga’s wife’s funeral and that government does not expect any hiccups.
But perhaps after an embarrassment and being exposed, Dr. Scott disclosed to Qfm news in a telephone interview this morning that among other things that government has belatedly now organized resources for her coffin, aircrafts to be used today and that the Zambia National Service (ZNS) and the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) are working on the burial site of the late Litunga’s wife.
The Vice president says others working on the burial site include the Mongu Local Authority as well as the provincial administration.
He says this is why assertions that the PF government and President Michael Sata in particular have ignored the funeral of the late Litunga’s wife are complete falsehood.
And Dr. Scott has urged Media Houses in the country to avoid basing their queries for him to respond to on reports being published by anonymous media institutions that are allegedly bent on causing embarrassment to individuals.
He says the media should base their queries on facts that they themselves have investigated.