Connect with us

Politics

Kampyongo and wife plead not guilty to being in possession of property worth millions of Kwacha suspected to be proceeds of crime

Published

on

FORMER Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo and his wife Wanizya have pleaded not guilty to possession of property suspected for be proceeds of crime.

Three weeks ago, the Anti-Corruption Commission arrested Kampyongo and Chirwa for possession of property worth over K29 million suspected of being proceeds of crime.

Yesterday, the duo appeared before Lusaka Magistrate Sylvia Munyinya facing 11 counts of possession of property reasonably suspected to proceeds.

They are facing 11 counts of possession of property reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime.

It is alleged that between January 1, 2012 and 3 September 30, 2022, the couple had property number F/135/4301 and property number F/179/4301 located in Eureka off Kafue Road valued at K11,100,000, property reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime.

It is alleged in count two that between the same dates, Kampyongo did possess property number LUS/38467 located off Twin Palm Road, Ibex Hill valued at K1,600,000, property reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime.

In the third count, it is alleged that between the damage dates, Kampyongo did possess a residential house namely stand number LUS/24406 located off Lilayi Road Libala South valued K860,000, property reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime.

In the fourth count, it is alleged that between the same dates, Kampyongo did possess property number KAF/LN_59832/8 and KAF/LN 59832/9 in Chifwema Lusaka valued at K1,600,000, property reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime.

It is alleged in the fifth count that Wanziya and Kampyongo did possess property number F/33/A/F/2470 and property number F/33/A/F/2471 located in Meanwood Ndeke Lusaka valued at K2,100,000, property reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime.

In the sixth count, it is alleged that the couple pdid possess F/609/E/77/A48 and property number F/609/E/77/A48 located in Foxdale Lusaka valued at K5,200,000 property reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime.

In the seventh count, it is alleged that between the same period, Wanziya did possess property number L/2131/M/A/2/C1/11 valued at K 1,200,000, property reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime.

Further in count eight, it is alleged that between the same dates, Wanziya did possess property number L/2131/M/A/2/C1/10 valued at K 1,200,000, in Ibex Hill Lusaka, property reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime.

In count nine, allegations are that between the same period, Wanziya did possess property number L/30168/M and property number L/30167/M located in Mikango Lusaka worth K2,110,000, property reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime.

Further in the 10th count, allegations are that between the dame period, Wanizya was in possession of K1,382,513.84 in a bank account, property reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime.

Lastly, it is alleged that during the same period, Wanziya did possess money amounting to K 1,200,000 in a bank account, property reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime.

After the charges were read before magistrate Sylvia Munyinya, the duo pleaded not guilty.

Trial will start on November 16,2022.

(Mwebantu, Tuesday, 1st November, 2022)

 

Politics

Government to sink boreholes across the country

Published

on

“WITH the current devastating climate change, the government is going flat out to sink boreholes and do crop irrigation across the country”, President Hakainde Hichilema has said.

The President said his administration is determined to ensure food security despite the challenging circumstances.
“We are determined to ensure that food security is attained even during these difficult times. Let us all get involved and get it solved. We shall overcome as God will do the rest,” he said.

President Hichilema urged citizens to actively participate in the efforts, stating the collective responsibility to overcome the challenges emanating from the dry spell.

Last week, President Hichilema declared the ongoing drought a national disaster, announcing a comprehensive set of measures to mitigate its impact.

The declaration was prompted by the destruction of one million hectares of farmland, affecting over one million households across the country.

(Mwebantu, Monday, 4th March, 2024)

Continue Reading

Politics

‘Why are you pretending to be rich?’ HH asks Gov’t officials who insist on traveling on business class

Published

on

PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has described government officials that prefer traveling on business class as cheats and pretenders.

The head of state has revealed that the country has limited resources and it does not make sense for a government official to move in business class at the expense of the treasury.

The president said following the declaration of a national disaster as a result of the prolonged dry spells, that there will be for prudent usage of resources.

“We will aggressively shift resources from consumption, wastage travel, and business class. Secretary to the treasury, I hear there are people who want to travel business class from Lusaka to Johannesburg?” he said, “for one hour 30 minutes [you want to be on business class], we sit on our stools for three hour we village people,”

He wondered what is wrong with a government official travelling on economy class.

What’s wrong with economy ticket for one hour 40 minutes, this is what I call pretence, for one hour 40 minutes you want to fell rich, that’s cheating,” the President said.

He said he has already given his cabinet the signal that there will be no more unnecessary travels.

“There will be no more of such things, including unnecessary travels, size of delegation, I sent this signal to my colleagues in cabinet and I have made this official, resources are limited, the question is how do we utlise the limited resources,” Mr Hichilema said.

Meanwhile, he warned that there will be accountability in the utilization of resources and those found wanting “Will be on their own”

(Mwebantu, Monday, 4th March, 2024)

Continue Reading

Politics

House of Chiefs commends President Hichilema’s swift response to drought crisis.

Published

on

TRADITIONAL leaders have commended President Hakainde Hichilema’s decisive action in addressing the drought.

House of Chiefs Chairperson Chief Chisunka said the President’s declaration is a timely and crucial step in mobilising resources and support to mitigate the impact of this drought on the affected communities.

Dr Chisunka said the effects of climate change, particularly the prolonged dry spells and erratic rainfall patterns, have posed unprecedented challenges to agricultural systems, water sources, and, most importantly, the livelihoods of people.

He underscored the urgent need for collaborative efforts to mitigate the challenges posed by climate change.

Dr Chisunka said the traditional leadership is committed to supporting the government and ensuring coordinated relief efforts.

“As traditional leaders, we commend President Hakainde Hichilema for his swift and decisive action in recognizing the gravity of the situation and marking our country’s debilitating drought as a national disaster and emergency. Together, we can overcome this crisis and emerge stronger and more resilient than before. We will continue to work together to build a better and brighter future for all our people,” he said.

(Mwebantu, Sunday, 3rd March, 2024)

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Mwebantu on Facebook

© Copyright © 2023 Mwebantu. All Rights Reserved. Zambia's leading Social news platform.