Deputy Inspector General of Police Solomon Jere and two former Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) bosses have launched a scheme aimed at hounding out current RTSA top management in order for Jere and others to enjoy financial benefits.
Solomon Jere is working with former RTSA Deputy Director Roads Safety Martin Mbangu and former head of Internal Audit Frank Munthali to come up with fake allegations against RTSA top management and take it to President Sata through Mbangu’s vfriend and Secretary to the Cabinet Dr. Rowland Msiska.
Jere is also working with RTSA Chief Enforcement Coordinator a Mr. Lesa whom he has promised to influence to be appointed Deputy Director Transport.
Once the scheme materialises and Mbangu becomes RTSA Chief Executive, he will then surrender the enforcement wing of RTSA to the Zambia Police Service, a source at Police Headquarters has told the Zambian Watchdog.
RTSA currently pays K500 to each officer attached to RTSA per shift. From this amount, Jere also claims K200 from each officer.
Fortunately enough, the current RTSA bosses may be lucky as State House Permanent Secretary Kaizer Zulu is already aware of the scheme as he has intercepted radio messages.
Jere is not aware that Zulu being controller of State House has also got a Walkie Talkie and has been intercepting some communication.
A Police source disclosed that last week Jere directed the arrest of a RTSA officer for manning a roadblock but Kaizer Zulu got wind of it and drove to Lusaka Central Police were he questioned the police’s authority to arrest the RTSA officer.
“Last week one RTSA officer was arrested at the instruction of Jere but Mr. Zulu got wind of it and drove tour offices at Lusaka Central we were surprised he came and said why are you arresting this man. Then we discovered that he had intercepted some radio message” the source said.
Meanwhile Frank Munthali himself abused his authority of office while he served at RTSA by employing his girlfriends and Solomon Jere’s girlfriends without following procedure.
Munthali is said to have employed concubines some of them that worked at his favourite drinking spot the Lusaka Club as waitresses. Munthali gave jobs to Ms.Dorothy Mutale who is based at RTSA Mongu office, Rabecca Masiye, Megan Mulenga who is based at RTSA Mansa office , Mundia Sinyinda and Brenda Nsama both based at RTSA Lusaka Lumumba office.
The Police source said Muthali employed the girlfriend unilaterally without seeking the boards or management approval.