Sata now challenges HH tell the Commonwealth the source of his wealth

President Michael Sata has told opposition leader of UPND Hakainde Hichilema to tell the Commonwealth the source of his wealth.

Speaking at State House Tuesday, President Sata says he was glad that Hichilema had invited the Commonwealth to investigate human rights abuse. He said the Commonwealth’s visit will avail an opportunity for his government to demand the opposition leader to explain where he ‘stole’ his money.

The president said his government will avail a document showing how Hichilema acquired his riches to Commonwealth.

President Sata has been accusing Hichilema who is the country’s most riches politician of not having acquired his wealth genuinely. He accuses the opposition leader of having used dubious means to acquire the wealth he has when contracted by government in the 90s to help privatize the mines.

In the run up to 2011 tripartite elections while in opposition Sata had threatened the he will arrest Hichilema and all MMD leaders whom he accused of stealing the country’s resources.

Three leading opposition leaders in Zambia have petitioned the Commonwealth to suspend Zambia for alleged human rights abuse and violations.

Meanwhile President Sata has swore-in Kanchibiya Member of Parliament Davis Mwango as Deputy Minister in the Office of the Vice president and Mpika Parliamentarian Mwimba Malama as Deputy Minister for Transport, Communication, Works and Supply.

He also sworn-in Eva Funda Funda and Miles Banda as Ambassadors to China and Malaysia respectively.

President Sata said it is very unfortunately that Zambians are not feeling the positive impact of the country’s 48-years of independence due to the failure by leaders to deliver to the people that put them in office.

President Sata has since ordered the parliamentarians to visit their constituencies and ensure that issues that affect the people are addressed.

He has also instructed Zambian Diplomats to market the country effectively to potential investors, who are not only interested in the country’s copper but are also ready to invest in other economic sectors.