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‘SHADY’ DEALS EXPOSED

One Town Clerk threatened to resign from his position more than two weeks ago because of the pressure from MPs who were sending him to go and solicit deals from private companies

By ROGERS KALERO 

Some Members of Parliament are allegedly sending council officials to solicit for deals from private companies in exchange for favours or special treatment from government institutions.

One Town Clerk threatened to resign from his position more than two weeks ago because of the pressure from MPs who were sending him to go and solicit deals from private companies. 

The council officials had suggested that the MPs solicit for deals on their own and then only send officials to collect after everything was concluded, but the MPs objected to the proposal.

PF Copperbelt Media Director Munalula Moola said UPND cadres who were not happy with the greediness and selfishness of one of their MPs informed the PF structures on some of the scams within the ruling party.

Mr Moola said, according to the UPND informers, the   MPs were scared of being trapped and caught if they go to solicit for deals in private companies by themselves hence sending Town Clerks.

“They are sending Town Clerks to go and solicit for deals from various private organisations because they fear that if they are seen frequently at one company, they may be trapped and caught. So Town Clerks are under pressure from these MPs and ministers.”

Mr Moola disclosed that one of the MPs was allocated a plot near Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola, a move which annoyed the cadres, saying he was stingy and that he should not be given a plot.

He said, instead they (cadres) should be given plots so that they sell them and share money equally among themselves as opposed to giving the MP.

Mr Moola said the corruption and theft scandals of UPND have started to explode.

Mr Moola said the PF was aware that in less than six months of being in government, the UPND had done worse things, but the former ruling party was waiting for Zambians to see for themselves.

“No one can teach or introduce UPND government officials to stealing and corruption because some of them were already involved in a number of illegal activities like smuggling before they became ministers in the New Dawn government,” Mr Moola said.

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