Why is Lungu lamenting on sell of land to foreigners when he is in charge-Mulongoti

Mulongoti

Mulongoti


People’s Party president Mike Mulongoti has wondered why President Lungu is lamenting that chiefs are selling land to foreigners when all land in Zambia is vested in the President.
And Mulongoti has charged that UPND members of parliament have a right to attend or boycott Lungu’s address to parliament.
Mulongoti was reacting to Lungu’s so called State of the Nation address to parliament this morning during which he among other lamentations said he has received reports about chiefs selling land to foreigners and that soon Zambians may not have land.
He said Lungu was talking like an outsider on land issues because in his own constituency in Chawama most of the land along the Kafue road has been taken by foreigners.
‘All the land is vested in the president so who is he complaining to and where do those foreigners get title deeds from after buying from chiefs because the Commissioner of land acts on behalf of the President. Where was he when all the land on Kafue road was going to foreigners?’ Mulongoti asked.
On Lungu’s talk about zero tolerance on corruption, Mulongoti said he takes it that the President was merely cracking a classic jock with his Members of Parliament because he recently travelled to Israel with corrupt Ministers to just go and view were Jesus was crucified.
‘You don’t have to search far to find corrupt people but Lungu who receives reports from the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) does not see it,’ Mulongoti charged.
Mulongoti further wondered whether Lungu’s government was serious with national food security for them to distribute fertiliser to farmers when the planting season is over.
And Mulongoti has charged that UPND members of parliament have a right to attend or boycott Lungu’s address to parliament.
He pointed out that the opposition members cannot be condemned for staying away from parliament in a dignified manner without disrupting proceedings adding that those criticising them should instead find out why they boycotted.
The UPND and half of the country that rejected Lungu in last year’s elections does not recognize Lungu as president and may only do so if the constitutional court hears the presidential petition case to determine who won the elections.
Lungu delivered a shallow state of the nation address this morning without any meaningful policy direction.

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