Amos didn’t apologise to Kambwili, observes UPND
By Staff Reporter
Opposition United Party for National Development says the public regret by State House press aide Amos Chanda following his insults on Roan PF member of parliament Chishimba Kambwili tells the type of mediocre leadership that Zambia has been relegated to.
Party spokesperson Charles Kakoma said the nation knew that Chanda was the face and mirror of the Presidency and his unbecoming behaviour showed the decay in the highest office.
“We demand for the immediate dismissal of Amos Chanda if he was not sent by Edgar Lungu to insult Chishimba Kambwili. Failure to do so shall render State House inept and not the number one protector of citizens’ rights and freedoms as it ought to be,” Kakoma said in a statement on Thursday. “Today, Amos is insulting Kambwili, tomorrow he will insult another leader. We are aware of the many statements Amos Chanda has issued in the past ridiculing UPND and President Hakainde Hichilema.”
He stated that his party was surprised that such behaviour was coming from State House
Kakoma stated that such barrage of insults from Chanda was unacceptable.
“Amos’ public regret further goes to confirm our assertions that Edgar Chagwa Lungu and his Patriotic Front have lost the governance plot for this country, considering the number of careless and poorly thought out policy statements such as the introduced heavy load of taxes on poor citizens. This shows that most of these decisions are made without clearly thinking of the consequences,” stated Kakoma. “As the UPND we find that regret in his statement not meeting the criteria of an apology. An apology should contain an element of being sorry and asking for forgiveness. Amos’ statement is not apologetic and lacking in substance and etiquette. He is just explaining why he insulted Kambwili, hence our call on him to graciously step down or be fired by the appointing authority. We also note that the insults were not only a direct infringement of human rights on the person of Dr. Chishimba Kambwili but also an innuendo on people living with HIV whom Amos directly referred to as dogs. This is absurd and an affront to people’s rights as enshrined in the Republican Constitution and we are left to conclude that they had the blessings of Edgar Lungu.”