MINISTERS DEFEND PRESIDENT LUNGU’S BEMBA IDIOM
Housing and Infrastructure Minister Ronald Chitotela says the ‘uubomba mwibala alya mwibala’ bemba idiom attributed to president Edgar Lungu is being misinterpreted by members of the public.
Mr. Chitotela in an interview has clarified that the head of state was merely cautioning members of the patriotic front on the Copperbelt not to misuse the funds meant for the construction of the party complex, whose ground breaking took place over the weekend.
And speaking alongside Mr. Chitotela, his home affairs counterpart, Stephen Kampyongo Minister who is also PF Youth Chairperson says it is unfortunate that Zambians can start debating the matter when the president was just giving a warning to party members.
during a fundraising dinner in Kitwe for the construction of the PF convention Centre on Saturday night, president Lungu, who was on the Copperbelt on a three-days working visit told party functionaries, sympathizers and some government officials present that “uubomba mwibala alya mwibala, tabatila kulya nembuto kumo” translating that members are free to ‘derive’ benefits from their work but do not finish everything.
SOURCE: PHOENIX NEWS