Mabenga appointed minister

mmd logo+Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) chairman Michael Mabenga has been appointed lands deputy minister.

President Rupiah Banda appointed Mr. Mabenga who is Mulobezi MP in Western province on Saturday.

Mr. Mabenga lastly held the position of defense minister under Levy Mwanawasa.

His departure from government was sorrounded by accusation of corruption.

In 2003, the Supreme Court of Zambia recommended that  Michael Mabenga be probed and prosecuted for alleged misuse of K29.8 million Constituency Development Funds (CDF).

No action was taken.

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