NO decision has been made to give back the Kasumbalesa Boarder facility to an Israeli company, Zambia IP Boarder Crossing Company (ZipBCC ) nor has there been any contract signed between the Zambian Government and the concessionaires as has been reported in some media circles.
Yesterday, the Freight Forwarding and Clearing Agents Association, threatened to seek a court injunction to stop governments decision to give back the concession to the Israeli company.
Government sources have exclusively told the Daily Nation that the Kasumbalesa concession which was cancelled by former president Michael Sata had not been given back to the Israeli company and that media reports purporting that Government had been defrauded were in fact based on the on-going discussions about the state of the concession.
It has been revealed that media reports were based on leaked or stolen information which was not official as Cabinet had not conclusively exhausted the matter as to whether ZipBCC should be given back the concessioner to run the Kasumbalesa Boarder facility.
It has been said that President Edgar Lungu had been mentioned in the speculated story in a sustained scheme to malign and scandalize his administration as there had been no decision to reverse the action late president Sata made over the concession.
They said it was not true that President Lungu had reversed the concession of the Kasumbalesa Boarder Post and that the discussions which could have been leaked to selected media houses had not been concluded.
They explained that media speculated reports purporting that President Lungu had reversed the cancelled Kasumablesa Boarder concession were based on leaked or stolen information by enemies of the State and eavesdroppers.