The serious tribalism taking place in the Patriotic Front party and government has now been exported to the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) by a PF cadre George Siame the ZRA Director of Investigations.
According to intelligence information obtained by the Zambian Watchdog, Mr. Siame has replaced his deputy Mr. Alick Chuba an easterner with his tribes-mate Joe Simwanza.
Mr. Siame a former a convict who assaulted his boss terminated Mr. Chuba’s contract just eight months after Chuba was given the contract.
Mr. Simwanza a former senior collector of taxes who has replaced a highly qualified person was earlier interviewed for a position of senior inspector investigation but failed.
According to information obtained, Simwanza was rewarded for failing to get the senior inspector investigation position with that of Assistant Director Domestic taxes reporting directly to PF cadre and convict George Siame.
The information obtained further reveal that Mr. Siame has also appointed Mr. Mubamba Sichilongo another tribe-mate to the position of Assistant Director customs meaning that both Siame’s deputies will be his “ brothers”.
What is surprising however, is Mubamba Sichilongo joined ZRA at the same time with the persecuted easterner Alick Chuba.
The information obtained by the Zambian Watchdog further reveal that the advert for the job of senior inspector investigations that Simwanza failed before he was promoted was tailored to suit his qualifications but he still failed.
The information further reveals that George Siame is more powerful than the Commissioner General of ZRA Berlin Msiska.
Reports reaching the Zambian Watchdog indicate that Siame who is a close ally to PF Secretary General Wynter Kabimba also bonks Tourism Minister Silvya Masebo though Kabimba is not aware.
Further information is that George Siame has also started befriending President Sata’s son Mulenga for obvious reasons in case Kabimba is shown the door.
A source told the Zambian Watchdog that Siame takes various gifts to Mulenga who is also Lusaka City Council Deputy Major. The two normally met at at Chrismar Hotel.