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UPP TO SEEK TRIBUNAL ON TWO MINISTERS OVER US$34.5 MILLION MAIZE SCANDAL

UPP TO SEEK TRIBUNAL ON TWO MINISTERS OVER US$34.5 MILLION MAIZE SCANDAL

December 12
13:58 2016
United Progressive People (UPP) President Saviour Chishimba

United Progressive People (UPP) President Saviour Chishimba

By Saviour Chishimba
By the end of this week, the seven day ultimatum that UPP gave the MMD-run PF Government to regularise the scandalous maize deal will expire.
We wish to update the nation that we are a step ahead of all the corrupt officials who are using the name of government to plunder public resources. If President Edgar Lungu does not act on this matter, UPP will take the following actions next week:
1. Petition the Chief Justice to set up a tribunal to investigate the Minister of Commerce and Trade and her Agriculture counterpart for failing to provide leadership over this matter which has brought the government into disrepute.
2. Seek an order of mandamus from the court to force the Minister of Commerce and Trade to do justice over the matter.
3. Write to the Secretary General of COMESA and seek the intervention of the COMESA Competition Commission. The regulations thereof are very clear and we verily believe that the corrupt government officials and the conmen involved have erred.
We must mention that apart from the current 100, 000 MT, there is another scandal involving 80, 000 MT of maize. Our prayer is that government will act expeditiously to ensure that corruption is rooted out before we expose more embarrassing deals. Our exposures are not in any way meant to undermine the government, but a pragmatic call to action against corruption in our nation.

Patriotic Front (PF) Petauke Member of Parliament(MP) and Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya being sworn by President Edgar Chagwa Lungu ay State House in Lusaka, Zambia.

Patriotic Front (PF) Petauke Member of Parliament(MP) and Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya being sworn by President Edgar Chagwa Lungu ay State House in Lusaka, Zambia.

 

Justice Minister Given Lubinda(Left), President Edgar Chagwa Lungu(Centre) and Geofrey Bwalya Mwamba(Right), now serving as United Party for National Development (UPND) Vice President for Administration to UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema.

Justice Minister Given Lubinda(Left), President Edgar Chagwa Lungu(Centre) and Geofrey Bwalya Mwamba(Right), now serving as United Party for National Development (UPND) Vice President for Administration to UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema.

UPP is seriously concerned with the skyrocketing corrupt practices in government. This is injurious not only to genuine businesses, but also to our farmers most of whom have not even received inputs up to now. Reports from credible sources indicate that many districts have not received inputs and yet farmers have made their contributions through cooperatives.
We are also aware that some of the farmers have not yet been paid for the produce of the last farming season and yet senior government officials are thriving on the sweat of peasant farmers through scandalous international sales.
We urge the government to show their commitment to diversify the economy from copper mining to agriculture by action and not empty words.
God bless Zambia!
Saviour Chishimba
UPP PRESIDENT
#UPP: #Dignity & #Justice for #All!
..UPP President Dr. Saviour Chishimba 0977785875

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