THE Patriotic Front in Kalulushi has suspended its mayor Rashid Mulenga on allegations that she mismanaged the presidential fund meant for party programmes.
According to a letter addressed to Mulenga dated July 29, 2019, the party claims that the Kalulushi mayor failed to account for K122,000.
Kalulushi Constituency vice-chairman, who is also acting chairman David Kapeso has signed the letter.
“Following the visitation of His Excellency the Republican President of Zambia [Edgar Lungu] to Kalulushi’s Chati Boarding School, you being the one who received the money (K122,000) and instructions on how to divide the monies, it has come to the attention of the constituency disciplinary executive leadership that you never followed instruction given to you by the provincial leadership,” reads the letter in part.
“You further gave wrong information to State House officials that they were 17 buses to ferry people and that 17 wards were present when not and it has come to our attention that the Five Thousand Kwacha left to be given to each ward was misapplied and [you] only gave two to one thousand five hundred per ward and the 17 thousand left for transport was not used as there was a well-wisher who paid for that cost. All these mount up to obtaining money by false information. You are therefore, given seven (7) days to submit your comprehensive report to the Disciplinary Committee and for the integrity of the party, you have been suspended from your position as chairlady with immediate effect until you submit your comprehensive report.”
But Mulenga referred all concerns to Copperbelt Provincial chairman Nathan Chanda.
However, efforts to get Chanda failed as he was reported busy monitoring the by-election in Lubwa ward.