Come clean on corruption, NDC challenges Lungu

By Staff Reporter

Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed concern with graft reports linking President Edgar Lungu to a newly registered firm called Midways Express Limited.

NDC secretary general Mwenya Musenge said his party had challenged President Lungu and his family to clear themselves from any dubious involvement with this firm.

Musenge said the NDC had received varying information that the first family might be using Midway’s Express Limited as a front for money laundering activities.

”This is a serious matter that relevant government wings such as the Drug Enforcement Commission should consider pursuing. Midways Express Limited is linked to the President’s daughter Tasila and a Somali national, Abdhi Farah,” he said.                                          “Midway’s Express Limited was registered in Zambia in November 2017. According to records, this company registered with the Zambia Revenue Authority ZRA in February this year. The growing number of corruption scandals linking President Edgar Lungu and the first family are indeed worrying.”

He said it was for this reason that his party was challenging the first family to exonerate themselves from such illicit acts.

“The NDC has information that President Lungu has procured three hundred fuel tankers under Midway’s Express Limited. Thirty of the said tankers have already arrived in the country and were registered through RTSA Nakonde. These fuel tankers are being used by the Lungu’s for their filling stations dotted around Lusaka,” said Musenge.                                                                   “As a party, we are not against President Lungu’s daughter or family engaging them selves in genuine business. What we are however skeptical about, is the abrupt accumulation of suspected ill gotten wealth by the first family. We are challenging madam Tasila Lungu to avail the names of the banks that have provided her with finances to buy these tankers. Apart from receiving a monthly salary of three thousand five hundred kwacha as Nkoloma ward councilor, Tasila has no other source of income. As far as we know, Tasila Lungu has no truck record of being a businessperson. Further, the amount of money used to acquire the fuel tankers is not commensurate with President Lungu’s income.”