Tension is building between Transport, communications, Works and Supply minister Yamfwa Mukanga and President Edgar Lungu’s special Assistant for projects implementation and monitoring Lucky Mulusa because Mulusa is apparently making him look foolish during cabinet meetings.
Following his appointment, Losing Solwezi central MMD candidate Mulusa has been trotting round the country at tax payers cost in the disguise of supervising slow moving or neglected projects, a job which is supposed to be done by officials from Mukanga’s ministry. Mulusa’s reports have made Lungu issue
demeaning remarks in some cabinet meetings.
“Recently Mukanga complained about the reports which Mulusa makes to the President because they apparently make him look like he is not working. He made a suggestion that before Mulusa undertakes an on spot check on these on-going projects he must also be getting a briefing from his office so that they share information but I don’t think Mulusa would take lightly because he is so excited with his appointment and the President refers to him as a hard working good boy in cabinet meetings and Mukanga cannot suggest that to the President, so tension is building and soon it shall explode,” said a state house source.
Mukanga earned the Chipuba “foolish person’ tag last year when late President Michael Sata rebuked him for not rehabilitating the Kitwe Presidential guest house.