PATRIOTIC Front (PF) youth chairperson Chishimba Kambwili has said?there is no corruption in the PF Government and that those insinuating?that the Government is corrupt are merely bitter.
Mr Kambwili said the Government was abiding by the good tenets of?governance and did not engage in corrupt activities as being portrayed?in some sections of the media.
Mr Kambwili, who is also Youth and Sports Minister, wondered where the?recent attacks that PF was corrupt were emanating from.
He wondered why certain sections of the media were busy claiming the?party and Government were now corrupt when just a few days ago, they?were proclaiming that there was no corruption in the PF.
‘‘It makes me wonder why some people and certain media organisations?are saying there is corruption in PF now when they were yesterday?saying there was no corruption in Government,’’ Mr Kambwili said.
‘‘How have they suddenly changed their minds and started preaching that?PF is corrupt? Is it because one of their friends has been fired?’’ Mr?Kambwili asked.
He challenged those claiming that the PF was corrupt to name the?persons involved in illegal vices and the actual dirty deals involved?so that they could be investigated.
Mr Kambwili said he had been reported to the Anti-Corruption?Commission (ACC) five times and none of those accusations had turned?out to be true because he always kept his business clean.
He also denied there was tribalism in the party, further stating that?this issue was just coming up because the former party secretary?General Wynter Kabimba had been sacked and the reasons for his?dismissal had nothing to do with his tribe.
Mr Kambwili said there had been occasions in the past when youths had?risen against senior party members like Given Lubinda and it was never?branded tribalism but the matter changed when the same youth?celebrated Mr Kabimba’s removal.
He said Mr Kabimba was a divisive element in the party and his?departure was good and would calm battles he fought with various?senior party officials from every province of the country.
Mr Kambwili said the party would now have to rebuild and bring back?discipline starting from the sections up to the Central Committee and?get rid of various unilateral decisions that were made to suspend any?member with divergent views without being given a hearing.
Times of Zambia