The Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) has washed hands its the abuse of office by ceremonial Vice President Guy Scott when he ordered Zambia Airforce to use a plane to airlift a witness in the Roydah Kaoma tribunal.
DMMU National Coordinator Patrick Kangwa has since referred the matter to the the Attorney General.
This is in a matter in which former Transport Minister William Harrington had requested information from the DMMU on reports that Guy Scott ordered the ZAF Helicopter attached to the DMMU to pick up Chief Nabwalya of Mpika District to come to Lusaka and testify for Former Tourism Minister Sylvia Masebo. The Ceremonial Vice President also ordered the same crew to drop Chief Nabwalya back to Mpika.
Mr. Harrington who has been sued by Masebo for legal costs, transportation costs and accommodation costs contends that Masebo was taken to the tribunal in her capacity as such there was no need for Scot to use to State resources, further Harrington wants to prove to court that Masebo did not use personal funds to bring in witnesses.
Sensing the implications of Scott’s abuse of authority of office, the DMMU Coordinator in a very short reply not worthy being called a reply has referred Mr. Harrington to government legal experts.
When contacted for a comment over the letter obtained by this publication, Mr. Harrington said he was aware of the development and will soon be writing to the Attorney General.
Masebosued Harrington for damages and costs. Harrington had dragged Masebo to the tribunal for cancelling duly awarded tenders at the Zambia Wildlife Authority and dismissing senior managers.
The Tribunal found Masebo guilty of cancelling tenders and dismissing workers but ruled that she did not obtain pecuniary advantage.