"This House will recall that my ministerial statement in September 2008 over Zamtel indicated that the way forward would be found before the end of 2008. Many companies approached us with an interest to purchase majority share holding in Zamtel. Others applied for a whole new mobile licence. After various consultations, it was clear that the immediate task for the ministry was to undertake a valuation of the assets of Zamtel to ascertain the true value of the company on the open market....The House and the general public may wish to know that none of the companies alluded to earlier, expressed interest to undertake the valuation exercise except RP Capital. As provided for in the Public Procurement Act no. 12 of 2008 RP Capital Group was selected on the basis of limited selection tender process. Pursuant to circular no. 1 of 2009 effective 12 December 2008, the ministerial threshold for consultancy services is ZMK 7 billion. Members may wish to note again that the MoU was signed on 22 December 2008 after the new procurement Act came into effect."
Does she think that the Zambian people are fools and cannot see her lies? To say that she single-sourced RP Capital because they are the only ones who expressed an interest to value Zamtel is simply stupid. By the way, the word stupid is not an insult. It simply means "showing a lack of thought or a lack of good judgement", both of which definitions are true in relation to Dora. She is talking as though she were talking to children. If, as Dora suggests, RP Capital were the only ones who expressed an interest to value Zamtel, when did government invite expressions of interest for companies to value Zamtel? How did RP Capital just wake up in England and decide that Zamtel in Zambia needed valuation?