Friday, 30 September 2011

SATA DIRECTS JUSTICE MINISTER TO INSTITUTE AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE SALE OF FINANCE BANK, ZAMTEL, 98BILLION NAPSA DEAL AS HE DISSOLVES ERB BOARD

president michael sata has directed  justice minister sebastian zulu to immediately institute an enquiry into the sale of zamtel, finance bank and the 98 billion napsa deal.
and president michael sata has with immediate effect dissolved the board of the energy regulation board and appointed  wynter kabimba to head the commission which will carry out an enquiry into the alleged corruption in the  purchase and sell of fuel on the market.
making the pronouncements at state house today after swearing in the vice president, cabinet  and deputy ministers ,president sata said  there has been corruption allegation which have been leveled against the purchase and sell of fuel in the country which is supposed to have a reduction of at least 3 to 500 kwacha.
he has further directed that mr kabimba` s commission should come up with  a report within 30days from today.
the president has also directed the minister of justice to help the police recover all the properties which belong to zambians especially vehicles which entered duty free under the nose of the zambia revenue authority.
he says there is need to bring sanity at zra and ensure that things which are for zambians  be returned to zambians.
and president sata has also directed the new minister of labour, sport and gender fackson shamenda to revise the minimum wage of all employees in the country from the current 450 000kwacha which he said is contributing  to the increase in poverty levels.
president sata has also directed that there shall be nothing which shall be exported out of the country without the certification of the bank of zambia to avoid illegal sale of various commodities.
meanwhile  after swearing ministers and their deputies, president sata  admitted  that he made a mistake by exceeding the number of mps and has since  withdrawn the appointment of   willie nsanda and his deputy.
the president also says he could not swear in the new minister for the new muchinga province because it has not been gazzetted and ratified by parliament.
amongst those sworn in are home affairs minister kennedy, defence minister geoffrey bwalya mwamba, vice president guy scot, justice minister sebastian zulu, chishimba kambwili for foreign affairs, emmanuel chenda for agriculture and cooperatives and livestock, fackson shamenda for youth, sports, gender and labour ministry and robert sichinga for commerce, trade and industry.
others sworn in are wilbur simusaa for mines and minerals, given lubinda for information, broadcasting and tourism, professor nkandu luo for local government, early education and environmental protection and edgar lung as deputy minister on the office of the vise president amongst others.
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