Minister of Tourism and Arts Ronald Chitotela has dissolved the board of directors for the Zambia Tourism Agency, led by Peter Jones.
Chitotela said the current board was appointed on 13th July 2017 and the mandate was to run up to 12th July, 2020.
He did not say why he fired them except that he has powers to do so.
“Going forward as a way of trying to shake and making things work, I have today the 24th September, 2019 using the powers vested in me as an appointing authority, I have decided to dissolve the board of the directors for the Zambia Tourism Board,’ Chitotela announced.
“The decision to dissolve the board has been taken in the context of reforms that our ministry has embarked on to ensure that the promotion and marketing of tourism is taken to another level.”
What this means is that the dissolved board was unfit for this task.