There is a raging battle of influence by several Ministers who want to replace fired Roads Development Agency (RDA) Director of Communications Loyce Saili with their Girlfriends.
An Intelligence source has disclosed that some of the Ministers who have completely nothing to do with RDA have forwarded names of girlfriends to be employed as Director of Communications.
“It is very strange. Ministers are campaigning on who should take over from Saili who was fired for no apparent reason. They have started shortlisting names and of course the names will have to be vetted and ministers are busy campaigning,” the source said.
Anthony Mulowa, former Times of Zambia News Editor and also former Zambia Union of Journalists (ZUJ) leader is currently Acting as Director Communications.
Saili was fired for allegedly leaking corruption information to the Mast Newspapers. She was fired together with Director Legal a Mrs. Ngoma. The two are alleged to have exposed Infrastructure Minister Ronald Chitotela and his Permanent Secretary Charles Mushota for converting RDA vehicles into personal vehicles. Instead of Edgar Lungu firing Chitotela and Mushota, Chitotela through the board fired Loyce Saili and Mrs. Ngoma.