The United Party for National Development (UPND) has challenged ZANACO to explain how information about its leader’s K360 billion wealth found itself in the public domain.
UPND presidential advisor Douglas Siakalima says ZANACO should explain how the information about Mr. Hichilema which is supposed to be confidential found itself in the public domain.
He adds that Mr. Hichilema as a client of ZANACO is entitled to confidentiality of his account information.
He states that the release of information on Mr. Hichilema’s account at ZANACO is likely to cause loss of public confidence in the commercial bank by other clients.
Mr. Siakalima in an Interview with QFM News says government’s information on how much money Mr. Hichilema has in his account could only have been accessed using state machinery.
He adds that it is therefore illogical for the PF government to claim that the document indicating how much wealth Mr. Hichilema has was made available by one of the UPND members of parliament.
Mr. Siakalima has further challenged the government to explain what was seditious was about the document that was circulated to the media indicating how much wealth the UPND has.
And Mr. Siakalima has further wondered why President Michael Sata has started questioning Mr. Hichilema wealth when the economic environment in the country favors entrepreneurship.
He adds that President Sata should be seen to be a leader that promotes wealth creation among Zambian citizens rather than pointing accusing fingers on hardworking individuals such as Mr. Hichilema.
Meanwhile, the Lusaka high court has given a court order to the Zambia police restraining them from interfering with the planned UPND political rally scheduled to take place tomorrow in Lusaka’s Kanyama area.
This means that the UPND rally will go ahead without the presence of the police.
Mr. Siakalima told QFM news last evening that lawyers representing the UPND had contested the matter in court after the Zambia police Lusaka division attempted to stop the rally from taking place.