By Nation Reporter
EASTERN Province Patriotic Front (PF) chairman Andrew Lubisha has challenged people accusing him of being involved in the smuggling and illegal exportation of maize and mealie Meal to report him to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and other State investigative wings so that he could be probed.
Mr Lubisha says he would be willing and ready to be questioned by the ACC or any State investigative wing including the Office of the President (OP) because he had nothing to hide as he had always conducted clean and decent business.
He complained that he had become a victim of malice, slander and defamation because of his dedication to serving the PF and that there were some people within the ruling party who were praying for his downfall.
Mr Lubisha said he would be happy to be interrogated by the ACC, the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) over accusations that his company Andrich Freight and Logistics was involved in the illegal exportation of maize.
He stated that the people peddling lies against him were free to report him to the relevant investigative wings instead of making wild and unsubstantiated accusations because he had always been a clean business man in his life.
Some online publication reported that Mr Lubisha was using his position as Eastern Province PF chairman and was allegedly colluding with some Food Reserve Agency (FRA) to illegally export maize to some unknown countries.
Mr Lubisha said he had become a successful businessman because of hard work and sincerity and that those fighting him were only trying to influence President Edgar Lungu to remove him as provincial chairman of the PF in the region.
He said he had never involved himself in unscrupulous business and it was not possible for him to engage in smuggling or any other illegal dealing.
“I am aware that a campaign has been launched to slander, malign and scandalise me for nothing but political reasons. From the time I was appointed, some of my colleagues have been working hard to frustrate me so that I should fail to deliver. I have never involved myself in any illegal dealings and as a young businessman, I have always endeavoured to do clean and sincere business. If people believe I have done something wrong, the best they can do is report me to the ACC, DEC or even the Office of the President (OP) and I will be more than willing to cooperate. I would be happy to be interrogated so that the truth is known,” Mr Lubisha said.