Mwansabombwe Member of Parliament Rodgers Mwewa has been challenged to produce evidence of all the payments he claims to have been making towards 74 boreholes installed by Pozolola to avoid making political mileage out of a project he does not fully understand, says Gallant Youth of Zambia Executive director Henry Mulenga.
He said Mr Mwewa had no interest in the welfare of the people living in other nine wards of Mwansabombwe and that if the MP meant well he would have made payment for the entire constituency.
Mr Mulenga said this in statement issued yesterday in Lusaka.
He said the MP should stop involving Mwata Kazembe in his tantrums and that the chief was not involved in the statement that was issued earlier but it came through the organization’s investigation.
“It’s not about anyone wanting any other MP to be elected in office but to help the people of Mwansabombwe constituency understand how they can make informed decisions and avoid water dry-ups in the area,” Mr Mulenga said.
He said the constituency as a whole had two systems of water provision of which one had 74 boreholes currently managed by the council and each household is expected to contribute K3 per month.
Mr Mulenga said the MP had nothing to do with this system which covered the entire constituency and catered for Mwata’s palace and district offices for Mwansabombwe.
“One wonders what he means when he says he is fulfilling the promises he made to the people of Mwansabombwe when his contribution has always been towards frustrating efforts made by the Mwata to ensure that water which was installed by a company called Pozolola is not well serviced and is controlled by him as MP,” he said.
Mr Mulenga said the people of Mwansabombwe ought to understand that the water reticulation system was not just about paying K1,500 per month for electricity as he calmed but one had to carter for labour and spares as well.
“When there is a machine breakdown, he does not pay for repairs and if he has been contributing K1,500 every month why is it that the bill has escalated to K10, 800 in last month’s Zesco billing,” he noted.
Mr Mulenga said the MP should learn to respect the Mwata as the entire community knew very well that the MP did not even own any property in the constituency.