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GBM Threatens To Resign If His Businesses Are Tempered With ‘Politics are temporary and I am not ready to give up my business.’

MINISTER of Defence Geoffrey Mwamba has threatened to resign if his businesses are tampered with.
And Mr Mwamba says he is aware of individuals who want to bring confusion to the Patriotic Front (PF).

Defence minister Geofrey Mwamba aka GBM

Mr Mwamba, who is also Kasama member of Parliament, said he is not a corrupt man and that he has been able to build his businesses from hardwork.
He said this in Kasama yesterday during a programme on Radio Mano.
“I smell a rat. Politics are temporary and I am not ready to give up my business. I am where I am today because of my businesses,” Mr Mwamba said.
He said well-known politicians such as former president Levy Mwanawasa and former vice-president George Kunda did not give up their law firms when they joined politics.
“Politicians such as Dr Mwanawasa and Mr Kunda did not abandon their law firms when they joined politics. We have many people in politics that have businesses, so why should I be made to abandon mine?” he said.
He expressed sadness that some people may force President Sata to make wrong decisions but that he has confidence in him [President Sata] to sort out the issues affecting the party internally.
Mr Mwamba said the President is only serving his first term and that he has a constitutional right to go for another term.
Mr Mwamba said he has always been supportive of President Sata and that he will continue to do so if he resigns his position.
He said the PF is a united party and that there are a few individuals who want to bring confusion but that this will not stop him from standing by President Sata.
Sections of the media have recently linked Mr Mwamba to doing business while in Government.

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22 Responses to GBM Threatens To Resign If His Businesses Are Tempered With ‘Politics are temporary and I am not ready to give up my business.’

  1. love

    October 5, 2012 at 9:26 am

    its not your businesses that are a problem,its the way you are conducting them………just play clean now …and u can remain minister….be corrupt and you are gone

  2. barry mwanza

    October 5, 2012 at 9:33 am

    do not resing u are doin a gud job do not give in into political pressure they just want to bring u down

  3. muzolino

    October 5, 2012 at 10:54 am

    u r such a hard worker.wen u entered politics,u shud have prepared yoselfto tok GBM.U have a basket mouth dear.be contented wth yourself.soldier on.we need u ever thab b4.cheerz!

  4. CHIPS16

    October 5, 2012 at 10:58 am

    @ BARRY MWANZA, i wished you worked where i am working.this man should resign and continue doing business with the givernment if he wants on public interest.This man is the worst corrupt individual and the president is aware but bcz these guys assited in PF victory Sata has dipped his heard underground and pretend all is okey

  5. MJ ~Royal son

    October 5, 2012 at 10:58 am

    GBM be careful the way you react there is no much to quit for. Be smart in deals.

  6. Thy kingdom come

    October 5, 2012 at 10:58 am

    On moral grounds jst resign. Lets see how you will manage your businesses. You will be squeezed.

  7. Matako Mabotu

    October 5, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Ba kalamba, just resign and concentrate on your business may be ZESCO will give you some contract why worry and hold on to politics when you can do better. hehehehehehy

  8. Tupac

    October 5, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Nachipwa naipwa incito uncle cobra tewakwangalako,kadansa alayamba ukubosa ngataipwile nowanda nakatalala apa.

  9. CHIPS16

    October 5, 2012 at 11:18 am

    in short i am saying this human being must resign otherwise if he continues by 2016, he would be stinking of corruption and speak corrupt like he is becoming now.we want ministry of defence to be a good place.twapapata

  10. mervyn mwansa

    October 5, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    the problem is GBM thinks he can push everyone besides big contracts are with GRZ forthe people of zambia you are a business man not a politician besides were are u going to source the poles if not from zaffico were ZESCO buy from advise to the cobra GBM is a leopard u cant change his spots let him go before he feasts on you

  11. pompolingo

    October 5, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    the man is hard a worker,in goverment or not vival
    do nt even resign, keep going more money in pf

  12. am a serious PF DIE HARD.

    October 5, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    do not threaten just go..at some point it was in the media tha Panji had reported your corrupt activities to the president…..

  13. Mpangula Mputyu

    October 5, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    PANJI KNEW A LOT OF DEALS GBM WAS PERCIEVED TO BE INVOLVED IN. GBM ALSO KNOWS THE DEALS KABIMBA IS INVOLVED IN. NO WONDER POWER FAILURE AT INT AIRPORT (KKIA) THEY WERE MOVING IN AND OUT THINGS, THEIR DEALS CONCEALED BY SWITCHING OFF POWER.

  14. BOSS

    October 5, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    This illiterate and immature called GBM, what does he think he is? He can resign he will be replaced by more mature and qualified Zambians.

  15. Shameless

    October 5, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    To start with, GBM is a businessman. He survived business extinction in opposition under a hostile MMD and it’s naivity to expect him to extinct now. Him being in government doesn’t mean he should seize to be a businessman, no. Besides, things should work to his advantage as long as he doesn’t use corrupt ways. Smooth flow of business should be one of his preverages.

  16. Brad

    October 5, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Ndeloleshafye!

  17. lac98

    October 5, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    GBM has always been doing business , he can do busnes and continue as minster . note if he was getting business from gvt before he was minister , then there is not problem unless ,peopleare saying he has never dealt with govt

  18. taliban

    October 5, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    just do the right thing..resign sir!!!!!!!!!!

  19. No Follow Fashion Monkey

    October 5, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Just resign Chidumbo. Can someone tell me what we shall miss if GBM resigns? We will only miss the reminder of male chauvinism and wife beating

  20. NIKITA

    October 5, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    you cant please everyone.Let them talk and just soldier on beside our prezzo!so far so good!

  21. sikiriti niku bed

    October 5, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    business eyabako boi..its a fascinating world

  22. MUNYELO PWETE!

    October 5, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Iam not impressed with this state of affairs! The best GBM can do is to concentrate on his business and leave politics to people who are trully willing to serve the people of Zambia. By virtue of his position as senior government official he will definately be tempted to seek government contracts and he will be awarded government contracts by virtue of his position which will bring us back to square one: The abuse of office! This is the reason why we chased MMD and PF should realise that such kind of behavior is not a good recipe for governing well!