My gratuity donation has no strings attached-GBM
Time Posted: August 17, 2014 5:07 am
Kasama Central Member of Parliament Geoffrey Mwamba says his recent donation of his entire gratuity from the National Assembly is genuine.
Mr Mwamba said he made the donation with no strings attached in order to assist in uplifting the lives of the people of Kasama Central.
He also rubbished claims that he announced the donation of his full gratuity as a way of competing with Matero MP Miles Sampa who had earlier donated his midterm gratuity towards a youth empowerment programme in the area.
Mr Mwamba told Journalists in Kasama that he is not interested in competing with Mr Sampa or any other politician.
“I don’t compete with anyone except my pocket. My competition is my pocket and not anyone. Zambians can remember that in 2011 I donated my gratuity and so this is not something new for me. It is something that I like doing,” Mr Kasama said.
He added, “People don’t raise eyebrows each time I donate to Churches everywhere in this country. Why should a K 500,000 donation raise dust?”
Mr Mwamba said his main preoccupation is serving the people of Kasama as Member of Parliament.