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LUSAMBO DEMANDS JUSTICE IN FERTILISER DEAL

By NATION REPORTER

Kabushi Member of Parliament yesterday demanded to know whether it was in order for the nation to be denied fertiliser by the company single sourced to supply to the Southern Province.

This is in a matter where Information and Media Minister, Chushi Kasanda and her husband have been accused of failing to deliver fertiliser to Southern Province farmers after allegedly pocketing over US$50 million.

Mr Lusambo who rose on a point of urgent matter in Parliament said the named contractor was the husband to one of the ministers in the new dawn administration.

He warned that if the matter was not handled properly, there would be hunger in the nation.

He said Alpha Commodities had failed to supply the fertilizer when the company was allegedly  paid $50 million in a single sourced deal.

Meanwhile, Mr Lusambo said  he was  present and will continue to ably represent his constituency, after appealing against the nullification of his seat.

And First Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Attractor Chisangano reserved her ruling on whether or not Mr Lusambo was in order to remain in the House, following the recent nullification of his election by the Ndola High Court.

Ms Chisangano said this was because the matter was Constitutional in nature.

She said in response to a point of order raised by Solwezi East UPND Member of Parliament (MP) Alex Katakwe.

This was after Mr Lusambo rose to ask matter of  urgent public importance on the alleged fertilizer scandal.

Meanwhile, leader of the opposition in Parliament Brian Mundubile said PF would appeal all the nullified seats to enable the rulings of the subordinate courts be reviewed by the higher courts because the party was not satisfied with the verdict.

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