UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has asked President Edgar Lungu to stop from stealing public funds. Commenting on sentiments by President Lungu that “ubomba mwibala alya mwibala”, HH has said the remarks are a confirmation of President Lungu’s corruption and public theft.
Mr Hichilema said the UPND will do everything it can stop President Lungu from pillaging the state coffers any more – through the ballot box.
“When a so called leader is corrupt, they do not care about the suffering masses, their preoccupation is to steal from government and steal more and more to enrich themselves,” Mr Hichilema said.
He added, “Clearly, watching and listening to the man, he literally says he will leave the government of Zambia bankrupt. Who says a thing like that”
Mr Hichilema stated that only a man who is preoccupation is self-aggrandisement using public resources can utter such words.
He charged that public resources meant to alleviate poverty in Zambia are being diverted to individuals.
“Is this the kind of government our country needs to progress. We have always known that our country is in hands of corrupt individuals but what we didn’t fathom was the level of impunity with which corruption is being encouraged,” he said.
“In view of that and by virtue of this statement we wish to state that we shall take decisive actions to stop Mr. Lungu from further depleting our country’s resources. If it means writing to international institutions that are fighting corruption and plundering of public resources, we shall do so in order to protect our country’s properties from being individualized.”
He said, “Fellow citizens, time to unite and act is now, let’s save our country’s economy and democracy for our future generations. Mr Lungu and corrupt associates must know that “umulandu taubola.”