Sampa challenged over emissaries

Miles Sampa (Deputy minister of Commerce)
Miles Sampa

The Patriotic Front -PF- in Lusaka province has challenged Matero Member of Parliament, Miles Sampa to open up over the emissaries who went to lobby President Edgar Lungu for his possible inclusion into Cabinet.

PF Provincial Chairlady Margaret Mumba says Mr. Sampa should also state clearly if he did not send the named emissaries and the other members who have embarked on a crusade to belittle President Lungu.

Mrs. Mumba told ZNBC in Lusaka today that the behaviour of the said emissaries and some PF members is unfortunate and will not be tolerated by the leadership of the party.

She said Mr. Sampa’s silence over the matter is a source of concern because the PF leadership has not been given audience with him to discuss the many impending issues surrounding his resignation from government.

Mrs. Mumba also warned party members calling for a convention of stern action saying the behaviour is unconstitutional and misguided.

And PF Lusaka province Youth Chairman, Kennedy Kamba says People’s Party leader, Mike Mulongoti should leave President Lungu out of the Post Newspaper’s tax issues with Zambia Revenue Authority -ZRA-.

Mr. Kamba said the Post Newspapers is not special and should therefore pay taxes like all other media organisations.

He said the PF will win next year’s elections because it has delivered on its promises contrary to Mr. Mulongoti’s assumptions.