… we can’t allow P1 to be ambushed with questions that he is not ready for
A SOURCE has revealed to Batoka Bulls the real reason why our UPND party leader Hakainde Hichilema opted out of the ZNBC Sunday Interview at the very last minute.
“We could not allow P1 to fall into a trap by the interviewer, we requested ZNBC to give us the questions beforehand but ZNBC Management seems to have been receiving instructions from somewhere else. We don’t operate like that, we can’t allow P1 to be ambushed with questions that he is not ready for.”
Zambians from across all walks of life have been demanding answers from Hakainde on the role he played in the privatization process. There are strong allegations that Hakainde as Consultant and Evaluator, grossly profited from the privatization process by under-valuing state assets, selling state assets to himself and his associates, failing to declare commercial interests and failing to make disclosures in assets that he was interested in or his associates.
Hakainde, as lead Consultant and Evaluator for the Zambia Privatisation Agency (ZPA)was involved in the sale of Musio-O-Tunya Intercontinental Hotel, the sale of ZCCM non-core assets such as Lunsemfwa Hydro and ZCCM Power Division (CEC) which we sold to 5 ZCCM Executives.
As CEO and Managing Partner of Coopers & Lybrand and later Grant Thornton, Hakainde was liquidator of the agriculture Bank, Lima Bank that had various assets including farms. His firm also appointed Christopher Mulenga as Receiver Manager for RAMCOZ in Luanshya, a process marred with allegations of plunder and excess looting.