Ceremonial Vice President, Guy Scott, has defended his wife, Charlotte’s inclusion on the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) Board, saying she is committed to service delivery contrary to assertions of soliciting funds.
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Dr Scott says his wife is merely a volunteer and she gets no remuneration sitting as a Chairperson on the ZAWA Board.
Others currently sitting on the ZAWA Board Guy Robinson and Tourism Permanent Secretary Stephen Mwansa.
Scott told Parliament that his wedded wife is not pocketing a single Ngwee directly or indirectly from the Board. This was during the 30-minute Vice President’s oral question time.
Scott was responding to a question raised by MMD Chembe Member of Parliament (MP), Mwansa Mbulakulima, who wanted to find out the inclusion of his wife, Charlotte sitting on the ZAWA Board.
Scott claimed that his wife was working for UNICEF but her employer asked her to resign from the UN body job following his appointment as Republican Vice President in 2011.
He however said he is proud that his wife is rendering her services to help the under-17 football team, nicknamed the Junior She- polopolo, to excel in soccer besides being the Matron of the Ministers’ Wives Club whose core agenda is charity work and to assist vulnerable communities.