Dora Siliya imposes boyfriend as ZNBC deputy CEO

Dora Siliya imposes boyfriend as ZNBC deputy CEO

 

Zambia National Broadcasting Cooperation (ZNBC) workers have gone on go-slow to protest against none payment of their November salaries.

The workers are also angry that information minister Dora Siliya has engaged a Deputy Director General without involvement of the Board and when the institution is financially constrained.

Information has emerged that Siliya has employed Former Vodafone Zambia Chief Sales Officer, Amon Jere as Deputy Director General at the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC).

Jere has been associated with Siliya since the days she was Minister of Transport and Communications and he was at Airtel under President Rupiah Banda.

Siliya has created a new position of Chief Operating Officer, to deputise new ZNBC DG, Malolela Lusambo.

This was after attempts to make him DG failed.

Amon abandoned the loss-making Vodafone Zambia, after government rejected their application for a voice calls licence and has received a soft landing through this placement.

The position has not been funded and has not been approved by the Mulenga Kapwepwe Board.

Siliya has also shunted Rose Chumpuka as Director of Programs, and removed her role as Director News and Current Affairs. Chumpuka has and is still fighting with tooth and nails to be appointed Director General of ZNBC.

The position has been given to Oswald Mutale, who supported Guy Scott together with Isaac Chipampe, during the Edgar Lungu/Guy Scott intra-party fighting.

ZNBC is fighting for its life after its major source of revenue, the TV levy collected by ZESCO, was taken to the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA).

Staff at the public broadcaster have since been receiving their salaries late.

For example they have not received their November salaries.

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