You are thieves, Chifire reminds minister Chitalu


By Gregory Chifire

Dear Dr. Chitalu Chilufya

Somebody tagged me to your face book posting on the so called ‘Custom-designed intensive care Ambulances.

Thank you for the effort you made to try to justify day light theft of Public money.

To start with Dr. Chilufya, we have not time to start politicking, as you claim in your posting, especially politicking with a thieving Government like the one you are serving. All we are doing is to question the corruption that your government is wantonly involved in. This is our money as a nation.

Bear with me for reminding you that only a few days ago, your President, our President, confirmed and encouraged this corruption in a public gathering, so spare your breath to deny corruption.

It is about ‘uubomba mwibala, alya mwi bala’, that’s how it goes in your government.
Our good Doctor, we support your intentions to procure those units, the reasons are good and I quote your reason verbatim hereunder;
‘Custom-designed intensive care units are a lifeline for seriously compromised patients. Critically ill patients often need to be urgently transferred between hospitals so that they can receive highly specialised, often lifesaving care at the most appropriate facility. Such patients are often so compromised that they require an intensive care environment while en route between hospitals to ensure that they remain stable and safe throughout their transfer. Is it wrong for government to extend this service to ordinary citizens?’, end of quote.
Every right thinking Zambian would agree with you on this, though it is not an emergency, but I, like many others don’t agree with you on the cost. Your justification for the total project cost of $11.5m dollars is flowed, lacks sincerity and confirms the corruption we have been talking about. All we wanted was for you to confirm the price, that’s all, and then we are game. You have further advised us not to bother to divide $11.5 by 50, well, doctor, we are not using your head to divide, so don’t worry, we already divided.
It is not possible under heaven that a brand new Mercedes Benz like the one you posted can cost more than $50,000, thanks to internet; we are able to compare prices from the comfort of our homes. Accessories, spare parts, shipping ant training cannot cost $180,000, more than three times the cost of vehicle. The total cost of $230,000 per unit according to what you have given us, is theft bwana. Yourself and Savenda know the real cost per unit, certainly not what you have given us. Yes Savenda wants to maximize profit, but not those numbers. Yes Zambians may need this facility, but not at such an inflated price.
Doctor, your argument amazes me. You claim that the money you paid to Savenda includes spare parts for 5 years, and training of Doctors, Paramedics and Mechanics. Educate us, sir, will Savenda open a University to train these Doctors and Paramedics, will Savenda open a Trades School to train Mechanics. As far as am concerned our Doctors and Paramedics are well trained, all they will need is a one week orientation to work with equipment on the ambulance, which ordinarily is not any different to the one they are used to in hospitals, save for a few adjustments. The patients they handle when transporting on these ambulances, are not different from the patients they have been handling, unless, there is a new disease you wish to manufacture with Mr. Savenda, otherwise there is nothing extra ordinary to warrant such a huge cost. As about mechanics, you know the answer. Ask Southern Cross how many Youths who are trained to work on the Mercedes Benz flock their premises to look for jobs, all they will need is orientation to work on the ambulance, and that cannot gobble a lot of money.
On the issue of Spare parts, am not sure if it makes sense for you to pay in advance to the vendor, we don’t know what problems all faults those auto mobiles will develop. Unless you have become a mechanic prophet Sir, we will understand. All was need was a normal provision in the budget for spare parts and repairs.
Well that having been said, you have not showed us not even one unit of these ambulances when they were paid for in 2015. Where are our ambulances? You have inflated the prices but still you can’t deliver, what sort of people are you.


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    Shoes n socks 7 days

    This is the time to make sure that we get people within all ministries to document all cases of actual or perceived corruption.

    Don’t waste time with senior accountants and controlling officers. They are part of the scams. Just work with junior officers. The people that walk and use buses.

    Let them gather, scan, email and file all documents regularly.

    When the day comes. The pf dogs will shit bricks and piss lightening.

    Keep record of each cadre and how they forced you to do shit.

    Tick tic boom the clock is running down.

    For Edgar to tadila to the rest of the friends and family. From all local and international cadres.

    Guys in banks keep the records well. We will need them. I suspect that as we get closer to 2021 there will be mysterious fires at offices

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    Mr. Chifire,

    You have been lying about this purchase and now that the truth is public domain, you have completely ignored discussing the $288,000 per unit. Where did you fish those figures if not only to justify your intended purpose of lying?

    You still have failed to tackle the difference between basic life support and advanced life support ambulances. To you everything is the same. Please stick to your ignorance. Your life may not need saving but mine does. Your kind is bent on distorting the truth to suit your political agenda.

    You have not addressed any of your earlier lies you posted about this procurement. Stop lying about what you can fond even at ZPPA. You are lucky most of your following are illiterate.

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    Mpundu 1 week

    These thugs have been exposed by their insatiable greed! Mr Chifire, keep on the good work of exposing these rats in pots (koswe mu mpoto) and now in fields (mwibala) for what they are (thugs) without resorting to insults!

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    Benedict 1 week

    $11 Million for 50 Ambulances eh! These fools are talking are talking about US Dollars without asking themselves where the Zambian Kwacha disappeared to!Ask the idiot Chilufya as to whether a single school he went to charged him in US Dollars. They should give back the Zambians their dignity.You can’t have fools like these in this age!

    If you are talking about 11US Dollars-what is the average expenditure of an ordinary Zambian? What is the expenditure of unemployed Zambian? What is the expenditure in a given day for a villager kwa mununga?

    These fools have been going out fathering every where with government money without a thought of the suffering of our people. Amos 9:1-15 is GOD’s yard stick in this day! He will destroy the sinful ‘kingdom’ from the face of the earth. These idiots have no stomachs! GOD will forget them the way they forget their faeces. Who remembers where they leave their faces when they go abroad on government money? That’s exactly how the living GOD will forget them. Idiots!

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    Famous Kabwe 1 week

    Dr. Chilufya what was the motivation for buying spares for 5 years? Either you were told by the manufacturer that the model you chose was obsolete or just mere stealing. The cost of training personnel is open stealing. Please ask ZCCM how much was spent to train medical and engineering personnel when the first ICU was done at Roan Hospital in Luanshya.

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    Mainza 1 week

    The quack is a crook. Very smooth talker, but wickedly crooked!

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    Spy 1 week

    You know when you are telling lies, things do just add up. Can you imagine a Medical Doctor buying spare parts for a vehicle in advance….Mkakakwa

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    kidon 1 week

    PF kuyafye.even sober looking people like doctor CHILUFYA have been turned into a koswe mumpoto now kolwe mwibala part 2.

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    Kongwa 1 week

    The question is not ‘What sort of people they are?’ It is ‘What sort of people Zambians are?’ PF is busy stealing and none of us is calling for their exist and consequent prosecution.
    Dr. Chilufya is not new to stealing. Ask him about his previous scandals in Namwala. Zimbabwe has done it and now South Africa is almost doing it. What is wrong with us?

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      me 1 week

      So Zim did it, SA is about to did it, let’s follow suit and did it too!

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    Oga 1 week

    …resign, calling an end to his scandal-hit rule and paving the way…

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    lelo 1 week

    “…….they were paid for in 2015. Where are our ambulances? You have inflated the prices but still you can’t deliver, what sort of people are you.”
    We are working mwibala!!!!