Matero MP rejects K400, 000 bribe
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.