USA embassy reacts to RB blackmail remark

Michael Koplovsky

The United States of America (USA) embassy in Lusaka says it will continue scrutinizing how its money is utilized in Zambia.

USA Embassy charge deaffairs Michael Koplovsky has said the embassy has a serious responsibility to monitor the money from American tax payers.

Koplovsky was reacting to president Rupiah Banda who has told donors not to hold Zambia to ransom just because they provide financial assistance to Zambia.

President Rupiah Banda said he would not allow donors to intimidate nor threaten Zambia because it is a sovereign State.

But Koplovsky has instead challenged Zambia to take leadership in fighting corruption.

He said his government is happy with the way Non-government Organisations (NGOs) have been utilizing donor funds.

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