President Michael Sata has fired Road Development Agency Director Bernard Chiwala and replaced him Charles Mushota, according to highly placed sources.
Chiwala who was appointed to the position just after the Patriotic Front government took over office was one of a bunch of officials that were annointed through their connection to Post Newspapers editor Fred M’membe and Director of Public Prosecutions.
Chiwala was an official at the defunct Zambian Airways that was run down by M’membe and Nchito owing to their heavy indebtedness.
The Road Development Agency is a touchy subject for the huge influence it has in
giving contracts and at the moment the office is controlled from State House with
PF strongman Willy Nsanda at the helm of the agency as Board Chairman.
Nsanda was rewarded the position after an embarassing turn of events that saw his appointment as deputy minister withdrawn as President Michael Sata had nominated more than the required 8 members threshold.
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