By OLIVER SAMBOKO
I paid back salaries for Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo and Mwenya Musenge so that the money can be used to address the social and economic challenges the country is facing, Green Party leader Peter Sinkamba has said.
Mr Sinkamba said that he paid a total of K30, 000 for Mr Musenge and another K25, 000 for Mr Kampyongo.
Mr Sinkamba, who has come under fire from some of his supporters and youths, explained that his decision to assist the two officials was done in good faith and should not be viewed as a political ploy.
“I paid back for my two friends so that the tax payers’ money can be used in addressing among others, social and economic challenges being faced in the country,” he said.
Mr Sinkamba said if he had enough money, he was going to pay for all the Ministers that were ordered by the Constitution Court to pay back the money they illegally obtained from Government after parliament was dissolved in 2016.
“I haven’t finished actually paying for Mr Kampyongo but l have made a commitment should he fail to pay before deadline l will pay for him in full.
“The money is not going in the pockets of Honourable Kampyongo or Honourable Musenge but Government confers,” he said.
He emphasized that the money which must be paid back from others should buy medicine in hospitals and pay civil servants.
Mr Sinkamba urged other ministers who have not paid back the money to do so.