State House says it is wrong and malicious to drag Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya in the maize gate scandal in Malawi. Addressing the media yesterday Presidential Spokesperson Amos Chanda who observed that there was absolutely no maize gate scandal in Zambia revealed that Malawian President Mutharika had informed President Edgar Lungu that there were no corrupt activities in Zambia but a few misunderstandings in his country (Malawi). Mr Chanda said Ms Siliya as per her duty only facilitated the effective export of the maize when President Mutharika sent his envoy Agriculture Minister Chaponda. “The only role that Hon Siliya played in the maize export to Malawi and DEC was to facilitate the export.
After assessing our stock levels as a country. Matter of fact in both instances it is not the Zambian government that sold the maize,” Mr Chanda said. He emphasised that government had nothing to do with the export of the maize and the Malawian commission that mentioned Ms Siliya in their report were wrong. Mr Chanda added that State House had observed that the said report had so many flaws but did not want to get into nitty gritties as the matter was an international matter. He however clarified that there was absolutely no maize gate scandal in Zambia.
President Lungu commends the Zambia Defence Force for remaining politically neutral
PF demands that police arrest UPND officials that caused injuries and damage to property in Lusaka
THE Patriotic Front has called on the Zambia Police to arrest Opposition UPND cadres that damaged property and caused widespread injuries to PF members and members of the Public.
Secretary General Hon Davies Mwila has stated that before approval for a public procession is granted, marshalls sign guarantees that such a procession will be peaceful and without violence and disturbances.
Mr. Mwila has called on the Police to arrest and charge the UPND Marshalls and hold them accountable for the destruction to public property and injuries.
He said the Public Order Act provides for marshalls to be accountable to public procession that are conducted.
Mr. Mwila has praised the PF members in Lusaka for acting with utmost restraint and refusing to retaliate against the UPND.
He said the party was scaling up its political activities that will include road shows and door-to-door but will be Covid-19 compliant.
This is according to a press statement issued by issued by Mr. Antonio Mwanza, Media Director, Patriotic Front
Police arrest man for pulling down and destroying campaign materials belonging to PF
POLICE in Lusaka have arrested a 23 year old man for pulling down and destroying campaign materials belonging to the Patriotic Front Mandevu aspiring Member of Parliament.
In a media statement issued, Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said Joseph Sakala of angels area, Kabanana compound has been detained in police custody awaiting court appearance.
“This is reported to have occured on 11th June, 2021 at 16 30 hours in Chazanga Compound at Angel’s Clinic,” Mrs Katongo said.
She further reminded all political party sympathizers to avoid destroying other political party campaign materials as the act is criminal.