NO political party cadre should be tolerated if involved in the illegal and corrupt allocation of land which has raised a lot of concern among Zambians, the Patriotic Front (PF) in Kamfinsa has warned.
The PF in Twatemwa branch of Bupe ward in Kamfinsa constituency has strongly backed the position of Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo over his uncompromising stance against corruption in the allocation of land in the region.
PF Twatemwa branch chairman Kenneth Mwango said the branch was solidly behind the leadership of Mr Lusambo in trying to bring sanity in the administration of land and that any PF cadre found to be involved in the illegal sale of land should face the wrath of the law.
Mr Mwango said in a statement to the Daily Nation that no one was above the law and that no cadre should be tolerated when found to have acted against the interest of the majority of Zambians.
“We suspect that some Local Authority officials connive with cadres in breaking land laws. The signatures on the documents are genuine but the only problem is that those who sign the documents sign in contradiction to the laid down procedure in preference for a cut from the exorbitant proceeds.
“Full council meetings don’t even sit to deliberate those land allocations. Minutes purported to be from the council meetings are forged. No one is above the law and no cadre should be tolerated when found to be involved in the illegal allocation of land. Sanity should reign supreme over selfish interests,” Mr Mwango said.
On November 7, 2016 Copperbelt PF Provincial Secretary Binwell Mpundu said PF cadres in the province were not involved in the illegal allocation of land but cautioned the Copperbelt Minister not to create parallel structures in the party.
Mr Mpundu said the Minister had created a stand-off between himself and the party in the province because he has been involved in the formation of parallel structures in the province and is using some sections of the media to scandalise some members of the provincial leadership.
The PF provincial secretary issued the statement following media reports that some PF cadres had harassed Mr Lusambo at the Airport in Ndola for exposing corruption and illegal land allocation among cadres.
He said media reports were not true, but the fact of the matter was that Mr Lusambo was harassed because of his involvement in the formation of parallel structures in the province.
Mr Mpundu said the PF cadres in the province were not involved in the illegal allocation of land and so there was no reason why they could choose to attack Mr Lusambo.