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UPND accuse Munir of sabotaging debt restructuring

By ROGERS KALERO 

THE UPND has accused Munir Zulu of attempting to derail and frustrate Zambia’s debt restructuring by exposing corruption allegations against Dr Situmbeko Musokotwane, the Finance Minister and his Infrastructure counterpart Charles Milupi.

Bowas Kapata, the UPND Kitwe youth chairman says Mr Zulu, the Lumezi Member of Parliament has become a champion of anti-economic recovery against Zambia by accusing a key figure of corruption in Zambia’s debt restructuring negotiations.

Mr Kapata is claiming that attempts to frustrate Zambia’s debt restructuring were being spearheaded by the Patriotic Front (PF) so that the negotiations could be derailed and collapse the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme.  

He said the PF has realised that the UPND under President Hakainde Hichilema was firmly on course towards achieving economic recovery and national development and had resorted to using Munir Zulu to frustrate the efforts of poverty alleviation and food security.

Mr Kapata was reacting to the sentiments by Lumezi Member of Parliament (MP) Munir Zulu that villagers in Lumezi village were more intelligent than villagers in Bweengwa after h had been arrested for allegedly defaming Dr Musokotwane and Mr Milupi.

Dr Musokotwanr is now demanding K50 million from Mr Zulu as compensation while Mr Milupi has not yet made his demands.

Mr Zulu has accused Dr. Situmbeko Musokotwane and Mr Milupi of having received US$250,000 bribes each as gratification to the Lusaka-Ndola dual carriageway project.

But Mr Kapata has rubbished the allegations and warned the Lumezi MP to desist from issuing tribal remarks against the people of Southern Province.

He said he was aware that the allegations against the two ministers were aimed at derailing and frustrating the debt restructuring process by painting ‘Black’ the innocent Ministers of the New Dawn administration. 

And Ndola District UPND Youth Chairman Lack Chisenga has said the youths on the Copperbelt are worried that Zulu could be propagating tribalism instead of promoting unity in the country.

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