I ACCUMULATED SO MUCH WEALTH BECAUSE THOSE RESPONSIBLE WHERE ASLEEP – HH justifies his riches
“…Fred M’membe is responsible for the lies that I privatised mines” HH
UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema says he amassed so much wealth during privatisation not because he is a crook but because those responsible to safeguard the interest of Zambia where asleep.
The UPND leader was responding to statements made by the FDD leader Edith Nawakwi which questioned Hakainde Hichilema on how he acquired some properties that where privatised by the MMD regime.
Nawakwi said she got surprised that HH ended being owner of the properties which he was contracted by Government to offer professional advise on as asset evaluator.
She said it is total conflict of interest for the UPND leader to have been giving advise on the price of assets and on the other hand, to buy the same assets.
But in defense, HH says he cannot be questioned over his intelligence because those who were tasked to handle the issue in government where sleeping right in his eyes.
He says he sees nothing wrong with buying property cheaper than the market value.
Meanwhile, HH has also described Post Newspaper owner Fred M’membe as a liar who spent many days attacking him over privatisation.
HH blames M’membe and says he is the one responsible for the stories that he privatised mines adding that, he will not waste time to justify himself over issues that a petty.