Information and Broadcasting Services Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba has gone on rampage calling for the arrest of the people involved in the illegalities in the procurement of Digital migration equipment for Zambia.
Speaking when he featured on Zambia’s Radio Phoenix Let The People Talk radio programe monitored by the Zambian Watchdog in Lusaka today, Mr.Mwamba has insisted that the PF aligned Zambia Police should visit the persons involved.
Mr.Mwamba further insisted that in order to successfully fight corruption, there was need for public service workers to respect oversight institutions like the Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) that advised former information Permanent Secretary Amos Malupenga on how transparently to procure digital equipment an advice Malupenga ignored.
On the same programe, defunct Press Association of Zambia secretary Patson Phiri encouraged members of the public to complain about online media.
Patson Phiri, a well known crook in the media is reported to be soliciting for the position of Zambia Daily Mail Deputy Managing Editor position, which was recently declared vacant after Anthony Mukwita one of the people on the block Watchdog campaign was promoted to be Managing Editor replacing Isaac Chipambe who in the usual PF style has been re-aligned to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services.
The Press Association of Zambia has had no Annual General meeting for more than ten years meaning it does not exist according to Zambian Laws governing registration of societies.
PAZA is currently receiving a K10,000 grant from the Press Freedom Committee of the Post Newspapers. No one one knows how that money is spent but it is believed it is chewed by Patson Phiri and some few of his cronies.In a country where the Drug Enforcement Commission and the Police is heavily politicised, this information about plundered money will go into a big stream.