By ROGERS KALERO
THE UPND cabinet is not inspirational because some of those appointees were fired from their previous jobs for alleged corruption and soliciting bribes, Patriotic Front (PF) Copperbelt deputy media director Munalula Moola has said.
He said it was disappointing that the party which claimed to have declared ‘zero tolerance’ against corruption, had decided to appoint people who were fired for alleged corrupt and bribery cases in their previous jobs. In an interview in Kitwe yesterday, Mr Munalula said those individuals who were fired from their previous jobs for alleged corruption must tell the nation whether they were acquitted or not.
“We know that some of those appointed in the cabinet were fired from their previous jobs for allegedly corruption and soliciting bribes. So because of this, we are not inspired by this cabinet, but we are disappointed especially that UPND and President Hakainde have been speaking strongly against corruption.
“Needless to mention names because they know themselves those who were fired from their previous jobs for allegedly corruption and soliciting bribes. So the best thing they should do is to tell the nation whether they were acquitted or what,” Mr Munalula said.
Mr Munalula said the PF was disappointed that after subjecting people to a long wait, President Hichilema could come up with a cabinet which was not inspiring, especially with the inclusion of those who fired for alleged corruption and soliciting bribes. He also said clergymen should be courageous and point out evils being committed by politicians and other renowned members of their congregations despite how much offerings they contribute to the church
He said clergymen have a role to bring politicians and other members of the public to God and so they should not feel intimidated.
“The church should not feel intimidated by anybody regardless of his or her status in life, but it should point out evils being committed by politicians. Clergymen should be prayerful especially now that the Powers of Darkness want to besiege this country,” he said.