TREAT THE STATEMENT BY ANDRICH COACH SERVICES ON UPND AS BOGUS- KAWANA.
UPND Alliance Media Director Thabo kawana has distanced the ruling Party from insinuation that it banned Andrich Coach Services from operating.
Andrich Group of Companies alleged that the UPND has totally denied Andrich Coach Services to operate since the day PF lost elections till date.
And responding to a press query on Dynamic Analysis (DAZ) WhatsApp group from a millennium Radio journalist Irvin Muyumbwa who wanted to know if the allegations were true, Mr. Kawana said UPND does not run busses or operate from bus stops.
He further stated that the ruling party does not issue operating licences to any transport operator.
Meanwhile, the UPND Alliance Media Director explained that only Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) can stop an operator from operating by either suspending or revoking the operating licence.
Below was Mr. Kawana’s response on DAZ;
Only RTSA can stop an operator from operating by either suspending or revoking the operating licence.
UPND does not run busses or operate from bus stops or issue operating licences to any transport operator whatsoever.
Therefore, your question is best directed to the RTSA spokesperson who is here or the Operator themselves.
I here by distance the UPND from this insinuation and encourage you all to treat this piece of information with the contempt it deserves.
It’s a fake story on our part.
And below was the statement by ANDRICH COACH SERVICES;
ANDRICH COACH SERVICES HAS BEEN BANNED FROM OPERATING
03-10-2021, Chipata district
On a very sad note, we officially notify family, friends and clients of Andrich Group of Companies that the United Party for National Development (UPND) has totally denied Andrich Coach Services to operate since the day PF lost elections till date.
Our offices in Lusaka and Chipata were broken into and looted including passengers luggage.
We decided to remain calm and dialogue with our colleagues from the ruling party and on Friday 1st of October we loaded our first Bus successfully from Chipata to Lusaka but Lusaka UPND officials operating in intercity have chased our Buses from the station and clearly told us that our time ended the very moment Patriotic Front lost.
We plead to the UPND to separate Andrew Lubusha a PF Provincial Chairman, Member of Central Committee and Member of Parliament for Chipangali from Andrich Group because Andrich Company is not political and it has over 100 employees who freely enjoy different political affiliation therefore many families shall suffer.
The company was prompted to complain publicly because all its efforts to dialogue proved futile as UPND sees this as a political party business. We have now remained with no option because upnd has proven to concentrate on a smaller picture of Andrew Zindhlu Lubusha over a bigger picture of many families that are suffering because of their torture.
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