Former Works and Supply Minister Mike Mulongoti has strongly condemned the appointment of PF senior party cadre Willie Nsanda as Board Chairman of the Roads Development Agency.
And Muolongoti has described Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba as a reject from Mwembeshi.
Mr. Mulongoti said Mr. Nsanda’s appointment is an insult to the many engineers who are capable of supervising the operations of the RDA.
“We do have highly qualified professionals in this country. What are we telling them? Are we saying only PF cadres can be entrusted to run big projects in this country? Mr. Nsanda questioned.
“Bringing Mr. Nsanda to the RDA is wrong, on principle, that position should be held by a seasoned Engineer because you are interested in operational efficiency and not appeasing political functionaries,” he said.
Mr. Mulongoti was speaking this morning when he appeared on a “Face the Media” radio programme on Radio Phoenix.
The Former Minister also maintained that the transfer of RDA to State House will compromise the office of the President.
“I used to tell one former President that involving State House in the awarding of contracts would bring him problems and yes it did and am afraid the same would happen with Mr. Sata if he wants to take over RDA,” he said.
Mr. Mulongoti added that State House’s involvement in RDA operations has further demoralized the engineers at the RDA.
“These engineers have been trained at a great cost to this nation and we are busy frustrating them and other countries are eyeing them. Most of them have left for big opportunities in East Africa and they are doing well,” he said.