Outspoken opposition legislator Kamlepo Kalua has said he is getting tips from cabinet contacts on top secrets that he speaks about in public and parliament.
Kalua, who is Member of Parliament for the Rumphi East Constituency, said a Cabinet minister confided in him that government acquired a special vehicle on presidential convoy called motor home at a cost of K150 million.
A motor home is a vehicle fitted with recreational facilities such as a kitchenette, washroom, sitting room and beds.
Kalua said the timing of buying a motor when the country is facing economic challenges is bad.
“I don’t have issues with the President purchasing the motor home, but considering the economic challenges this country is facing, it is bad timing as we don’t have maize in Admarc, electricity [tariffs] will [go up] in the coming year. That money could have been used to help Escom to boost power generation,” Kalua told Times TV’s Point Blank Programme.
According to Presidential Press Secretary, Gerald Viola, the vehicle was bought in July 2014 at a cost of K65 million after the recommendation was made by the Director of State Residences, Peter Mukhito .
But Kalua insists he has evidence of abuse of the purchase of the motor home, relying on cabinet sources.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :