State House special assistant for Projects implementation Lucky Mulusa today unearthed thousands of fertiliser bags hidden in warehouses at Mulungushi Textiles and secretly being sold to commercial farmers, just like the Watchdog had reported earlier.
Following a the Watchdog expose of the fertiliser dealing and UPND’s planned protest against the continued closure of the industry, President Lungu directed his special assistant Mulusa to address the matter but Mulusa was shocked when he was led to a warehouse stocked with thousands of fertiliser bags and detergents from Tanzania and manufactured by the lease Mohammed Enterprises Textiles Limited (METL).
Earlier, Mulusa failed to gain access to the warehouse containing the fertiliser and detergents as the METL representative Aurora Singh claimed that the man with the key to the warehouse had left the premises but after efforts, alternative access was secured.
Mulusa expressed disappointment at the breach of the lease agreement and promised to give it quick attention as demanded by the youths who staged a protest against the continued closure. The protest was led by UPND but PF youths also joined.
But in as much as Mulusa is determined to fix the problem at Mulungushi, it won’t result into anything as President Lungu received bribes from METL chairman Gulam Dewji during his Presidential campaigns and it is payback time, we challenge Lungu to dispute this.
Mulungushi Textiles is jointly owned by the Chinese and Zambian governments through the ministry of defence. Lungu was minister of defence at the inception of the deal, oversaw the signing of the contracts as minister and has continued to be minister of defence to date.