The Opposition UPND has in its Zambezi West Parliamentary by-election campaigns resorted to buying smuggled fuel from Angola being sold on the black market due to the alleged non availability of the commodity in Zambezi District.
UPND North Western Province chairperson Grandson Katambi says this situation in the District has been allegedly created by ruling PF Zambezi West candidate Christabel Ngimbu.
Colonel Katambi has told Qfm news in a telephone interview that her party has information that Ms. Ngimbu, who is said to be the owner of the only filling station in the area, has allegedly instructed that the opposition be denied buying fuel from Zambezi filling station.
He says this situation is what has forced his party to start buying suspected smuggled fuel on the black market for use during its campaigns.
The UPND North Western Province chairperson however notes that despite such a development campaigns for the Zambezi West Parliamentary by-elections have continued to be conducted peacefully.
But PF National chairperson Inonge Wina, who is part of her party’s Zambezi West by-election campaign team, says UPND’s allegations are not true.
Ms. Wina, who is also Gender Minister, has told Qfm news in a separate interview that such allegations UPND is making cannot be verified because it is not known what sort of business activities are taking place at the said filling station.
She says even though Ms. Ngimbu does have some interests at the said joint venture established filling station, what is happening at there has nothing to do with Ms. Ngimbu’s political participation in the ruling PF.
( Saturday 06th September 2014 )