Matero MP re­jects K400, 000 bribe

Daily Nation Newspaper - - FRONT PAGE - By NA­TION RE­PORTER

FOR­EIGN­ERS of­fered me a bribe of over K400, 000 to help them il­le­gally ac­quire a piece of land on a road re­serve in Em­mas­dale but I turned down the of­fer, Matero con­stituency Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment Lloyd Kaziya has dis­closed.

And Mr Kaziya said that the for­eign­ers were now buy­ing off Zam­bians from a cer­tain area in Em­mas­dale to cre­ate an em­pire of their own.

He told the Daily Na­tion that some for­eign­ers, through their prox­ies had of­fered him ex­or­bi­tant sums of money to help them ac­quire a piece of land on a road re­serve but turned down the of­fer.

Mr Kaziya said that some lo­cals, for­eign­ers had ap­proached him to help them get the coun­cil ap­prove some plots on a piece of land in Em­mas­dale.

“The foreg­n­ers are pay­ing as much as K400, 000 for a piece of land. They also of­fered me a lot of money, through their prox­ies to help them ac­quire a piece of land on a road re­serve off Vubu Road but I re­fused. I can­not get in­volved in such, it is il­le­gal,” he said.

Mr Kaziya re­it­er­ated that he

would rather leave his seat hon­ourably than get in­volved in il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties just to ap­pease a few self­ish in­di­vid­u­als.

Mean­while, Mr Kaziya said that for­eign­ers were now try­ing to cre­ate an em­pire of their own in Lusaka’s Em­mas­dale by buy­ing off lo­cals re­sid­ing in the area.

The Matero law­maker said that Lusaka City Coun­cil (LCC) was also ap­prov­ing struc­tures to be built on road re­serves in the area with­out ap­proval on the Road De­vel­op­ment Agency (RDA). Mr Kaziya said that ef­forts to have the is­sue tabled with rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties had been fu­tile as the mat­ter was be­ing given a deaf ear.

The par­lia­men­tar­ian how­ever charged that as long as he re­mained MP, he would not tol­er­ate law­less­ness and for­eign­ers try­ing to dis­place lo­cals in his con­stituency.

He won­dered why for­eign­ers buy­ing off lo­cals from an area in Em­mas­dale were try­ing to cre­ate a com­mu­nity of their own in a for­eign land.

Mr Kaziya

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