Guy Scott intimidates ZICTA Management over purchase of building

All the directors apart from one at the Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority risk having their contracts terminated for disobeying ceremonial Vice President Guy Scot orders not to occupy a new building.

According to a source, when Guy Scot heard that ZICTA had bought the former American Embassy building, he told management that he wanted his office to move into the building but ZICTA management was adamant and moved into the building.

The source said this annoyed Scot when on his way home he diverted his motorcade and passed through the new ZICTa offices and told management that he was going to tour the building the following day.

The source said the following day Guy Scott during the tour lambasted management but management explained to him that they used to pay K 2billion rentals every month for the former British American Tobacco and thought it wise to purchase their own building at K25billlion.

The source said Vice President Scot was further embarrassed when ZICTA Director General Margaret Chalwe told him that it was actually the PF government through by then Communication Minister Yamfwa Mukanga who gave them authority to buy the building even though the process started in the MMD regime.

By this time Mukanga was seated next to Scot. The source said the following day all the Directors were called to State House and asked to write reports which they have done.

The only Director exempted is a PF cadre who is Director of Support Services Mofya Chisala.

Mofya Chisala who used to work for Zambia Revenue Authority was taken to ZICTA in very unclear circumstances and workers are even speculating that he may be planning to take over as Director General from Margaret Chalwe whose contract is expiring in five months time.

Another source said government should be ashamed because ZICTA bought that building at a cost equivalent to two PF induced bye elections.

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