Times board of directors told to pack and go

Zambia Union of Journalists is happy that the board of directors of Times of Zambia has been asked to leave by government despite having its mandate extended for three more months.
The board which was chaired by MMD chairman for commerce Sebastian Kopulande had the mandate expired in September 2010 but they went on until December for reasons meant to milk the company of the little resources through sitting allowances.
As it is now, the Times of Zambia is now being run without a body which is against the company’s Act.
After the board was asked to leave the management has retired Press Association of Zambia president Andrew Sakala who was until his retirement News Editor for Times of Zambia. Another former Press Association of Zambia president Hicks Sikazwe has also been retired.
Another official of management who has been retired is the finance director Noah Mobela and junior officer Derrick Bwalya has been given the post. Some decisions which have been made over retiring people are supposed to be approved by the board but have been done with the board and questions are being asked why.
A senior ZUJ national official said the minister responsible for information and broadcasting Ronnie Shikapwasha must move quickly to appoint a new board at Times of Zambia.
She told the Zambian Watchdog that the minister should not consider recycling the old board members some of who were not adding any value to the organisation.

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