Siliya removes ZNBC board chair for refusing to recruit boyfriend

Siliya removes ZNBC board chair for refusing to recruit boyfriend

Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services, Dora Siliya has removed ZNBC Board Chairperson weeks after she refused to accept the recruitment of Amon Jere as Chief Operating Officer.

This also comes shortly after Zambia National Broadcasting Cooperation (ZNBC) workers staged a go-slow to protest against none payment of their November salaries.

The workers were also angry that Siliya had engaged a Deputy Director General without involvement of the Board and when the institution was financially constrained.

Information emerged that Siliya had employed former Vodafone Zambia Chief Sales Officer, Amon Jere as Deputy Director General.

Jere has been associated with Siliya since the days she was Minister of Transport and Communications and he was at Airtel under President Rupiah Banda.

Siliya resorted to creating a new position of Chief Operating Officer, to deputise new ZNBC DG, Malolela Lusambo.

This was after attempts to make Jere ad Director Genetal failed.

Amon abandoned the loss-making Vodafone Zambia, after government rejected their application for a voice calls licence and has received a soft landing through this placement.

But the new position has not been funded, or budgeted for and was not been approved by the Mulenga Kapwepwe Board.

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