BY SILENCE MUGADZAWETA
President Edgar Lungu has terminated the appointment of Mansa Central lawmaker, Dr Chitalu Chilufya as Health Minister.
Chilufya is reportedly linked to a financial scandal involving the supply of $17 million worth of medicine, unearthed by the Auditor General’s Office and the Parliamentary Accounts Committee.
It has since been established that a supplier, Honeybee, supplied leaking condoms, gloves and fake medicine.
I have terminated the appointment of Hon. Dr Chitalu Chilufya as Minister of Health with immediate effect.
To this effect, I have transferred Hon Dr. Jonas Kamima Chanda, MP Bwana Mkubwa, to the Ministry of Health. pic.twitter.com/RCYW0lFzZV
— Edgar Chagwa Lungu (@EdgarCLungu) January 10, 2021
Meanwhile, Bwana Mkubwa Member of Parliament and Water Affairs Minister, Dr. Jonas Kamima Chanda, has been appointed new Health Minister.