On 21st March 2022, Prince Kaliza Jr shared a publication on his Facebook page claiming that the Patriotic Front (PF) Acting Secretary General, Hon. Nickson Chilangwa was surprised at how alleged UPND Ministers had spent over 85 thousand kwacha in bars and night clubs in a day. The article further alleged that Hon. Chilangwa stated that the UPND Minister’s spending of colossal amounts of money on food and alcohol in one night had angered Zambians, who are questioning the source of Cabinet Ministers’ wealth considering that they have only been in office for less than 8 months.
The fact checking process has determined as unproven the claim by the Patriotic Front (PF) acting Secretary General, Hon. Nickson Chilangwa that the UPND Ministers were spending over 85 thousand kwachas in bars and night clubs in a day. In a phone interview, Hon. Chilangwa confirmed that he had issued the statement as published by Prince Kaliza on Facebook but he could not substantiate his claim with evidence to confirm that the bill which is the basis of his claim was issued to UPND Ministers. Hon, Chilangwa who declined to give more information on the matter could only express displeasure at the alleged victimisation of waiters at the nightclub who are suspected to be the whistle-blowers behind the bill circulating on social media.
Therefore, it is uproven that the UPND Ministers are spending over 85 thousand kwacha in bars and nightclubs in a day.