27th December, 2018.
STATE HOUSE says Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili lacks the basic qualities of leadership and is a tragedy who should have never been given the opportunity to serve as minister in the first place.
Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda said Mr. Kambwili was an embarrassment and a regret who lacks the basic qualities of leadership.
Mr Chanda said in an interview that Mr Kambwili represents everything that is wrong about today’s politics.
He was responding to Mr Kambwili’s insistence that President Edgar Lungu should be made to pay back the money that Ministers and their Deputies earned during their illegal stay in office because they were working under his instruction.
Mr Kambwili also demanded to be paid the four months gratuity he accrued using the four months illegal extension in the office as Minister.
But Mr Chanda said Mr Kambwili is exhibiting the highest levels of hypocrisy and double standards over the issue.
He said Mr Kambwili insists that President Lungu pays back the money because he was in the office illegally but goes ahead and demands to be paid gratuity for illegal stay in office was appalling.
Mr Chanda hoped that Zambians could now see that Mr Kambwili is an egocentric hypocrite who can not be trusted.
“Zambians have now seen through his statements over this issue. He keeps changing goal posts, not long ago, he said he will not pay, now he is saying President Lungu must pay and now he is even demanding for gratuity. How does he expect to get gratuity for working illegally? That is hypocrisy and it a tragedy that he even became a Minister in this country,” said Mr. Chanda.