By NATION REPORTER
CHISHIMBA Kambwili has given President Hakainde Hichilema five days in which to declare his assets and liabilities to allay fears and suspicions that the head of State is plundering the country’s resources.
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Mr Kambwili, the former Roan Member of Parliament says it is only right and prudent for President Hichilema to come out clean about his assets if indeed he was an incorruptible man he has always claimed to be.
He said the opposition did not want to be arrested by claiming that the head of State was stealing, stating that it was important that President Hichilema allowed Zambians to know how much he was worth.
Mr Kambwili said the late Michael Sata declared his assets like guns and even vehicles, an indication that the late and former head of State was transparent and accountable.
“For me, if a person does not declare his assets, its either he has no money or he is stealing and now Zambians are suspicious. I have given him (President Hichilema) five days to declare his assets and liabilities. He used to brag that he has money. If you have money, why are you failing to tell people about the money that you have? If a person is failing to tell people about the money that he has, then he is doing some backdoor dealings,” Mr Kambwili said. He said it was clear that the head of State was resisting to tell Zambians how much money he came with in State House and how much he had accumulated since his ascendancy to the presidency.
Mr Kambwili said the ultimatum was non-negotiable and that the country had been quiet for a long time and that it was high time action was taken.
He also challenged the head of State to move to State House because he was inconveniencing Zambians with traffic jams.
Meanwhile Mr Kambwili has called on the head of state to reduce the prices of mealie meal as most Zambians could not afford the high cost of the staple food.
He said when in opposition President Hichilema promised he was going to reduce the prices of mealie meal but was shocked that prices had continued to rise from the time the UPND formed government.
“Tell President Hichilema to reduce the prices of mealie meal because the needy in society cannot afford. President Hichilema attacked his predecessor, former President Edgar Lungu over the price of mealie meal to the extent that he claimed the former head of State had no capacity to run government,” Mr Kambwili said.
Meanwhile hundreds of people yesterday made long queues at the Zambia National Services Silverest Milling Plant as they tried get mealie meal at a cheaper price.