Vice President Guy Scott has advised opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) president, Hakainde Hichilema to inquire from his bank on why it disclosed his personal bank account information to an individual.
Dr. Scott told parliament today that if Mr. Hichilema was bothered about President Sata’s having access to his bank account data, it was necessary for him (Hichilema) to follow it up with his bank and find out why it released the information.
The Vice President was responding to a question by UPND Kabompo West Member of Parliament, Ambrose Lufuma who wanted to know whether it was not illegal for anyone to access private bank account information without permission, referring to the circulation of a dossier released by President Sata containing details of wealth amassed by the opposition leader, including bank account information.
Recently, President Sata exposed Mr. Hichilema’s financial and estate records valued at more than KR360 million (K360 billion).
And Dr. Scott said it was unfortunate if opposition political parties were feeling the impact of the Patriotic Front in by-election campaigns.
The Vice President was responding to a question raised by Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) Chipata Central Member of Parliament Rueben Mtolo who wanted to know whether the PF prioritized by-elections over the N’cwala Traditional Ceremony which takes place tomorrow as its MPs had not travelled to Eastern Province but were instead present in the house. – ZANIS