Evil car­tel plot laid bare

Daily Nation Newspaper - - HOME NEWS - By BEN­NIE MUNDANDO

THERE is a se­ri­ous car­tel of dis­grun­tled op­po­si­tion po­lit­i­cal par­ties with back­ing from some for­eign or­gan­i­sa­tions fan­ning con­fu­sion to in­sti­gate regime change in Zam­bia by con­sis­tently al­leg­ing cor­rup­tion and mis­man­age­ment of na­tional as­sets, Wright Mu­soma has said. Us­ing some of its ac­com­plices and mem­bers within the civil ser­vice, Mr. Mu­soma said, the op­po­si­tion was de­ter­mined to make the coun­try un­govern­able by in­cit­ing cit­i­zens to rise against Govern­ment through a well-cal­cu­lated mud­sling­ing cam­paign funded by for­eign bod­ies. Mr Mu­soma who is the Zam­bia Repub­li­can Party (ZRP) pres­i­dent, said the civil ser­vice had been highly in­fil­trated by op­po­si­tion el­e­ments which were de­ter­mined to de­rail Govern­ment projects. He said de­vel­op­ments such as the leak­ing of ques­tion pa­pers few days be­fore chil­dren sat for their ex­ams must never be treated as an iso­lated in­ci­dent as it was part of the mega rot in the sys­tem. He said while civil ser­vants were sup­posed to ex­e­cute their du­ties dili­gently and in a non­par­ti­san man­ner, the op­po­si­tion had in­fil­trated the civil ser­vice by en­sur­ing that its peo­ple were given in­flu­en­tial po­si­tions to frus­trate Govern­ment pro­grammes. “Look at the leak­age of ex­ams. That was a clear case of peo­ple within the sys­tem try­ing to sab­o­tage Govern­ment pro­grammes to cre­ate un­nec­es­sary con­fu­sion. That was de­lib­er­ate and it was done by peo­ple with op­po­si­tion in­cli­na­tions with the full back­ing of some for­eign or­gan­i­sa­tions. Their aim is to make this coun­try un­govern­able and in­sti­gate regime change. “Un­for­tu­nately, this is be­ing treated as an iso­lated in­ci­dent but this is just a tip of the ice­berg as there is se­ri­ous dam­age that has been caused by un­pa­tri­otic civil ser­vants. Ser­vice pro­vi­sion in Govern­ment in­sti­tu­tions has to­tally been com­pro­mised and this is well-cal­cu­lated to make Pres­i­dent Edgar Lungu and his Govern­ment vil­lains,” Mr. Mu­soma said. He said he sup­ported the purg­ing out of all those civil ser­vants who were cre­at­ing con­fu­sion in ser­vice de­liv­ery be­cause it was not only the PF as a po­lit­i­cal party which was suf­fer­ing but the poor Zam­bians who were in dire need of de­vel­op­ment. “If peo­ple do not want to work, they must pave way for those ea­ger to work. If peo­ple want to play par­ti­san pol­i­tics, they must re­sign from Govern­ment and join pol­i­tics. Those who want to re­main in the sys­tem while do­ing the op­po­site must be iden­ti­fied and flushed out. Most Govern­ment projects are suf­fer­ing be­cause those who are sup­posed to work are not do­ing any­thing.

The newly opened Soweto Mar­ket in Lusaka

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