Chipimo calls for inquiry in Zambia Railways

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Elias Chipimo, Jr
Elias Chipimo, Jr

Opposition National Restoration Party (NAREP) has called on Transport Works, Supply and Communications Minister, Christopher Yaluma to institute an inquiry into the reported corrupt happenings in Zambia Railways Limited.

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Party president Elias Chipimo said the happenings at Zambia Railways an inquiry.

Speaking at a press briefing in Lusaka today, Mr. Chipimo said the party was worried about the developments reported in the media concerning Zambia Railways.

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He said the goings-on at Zambia Railways raise serious questions which need urgent attention through an inquiry.

Mr. Chipimo said it was sad that Zambia Railways Chief Executive Officer Prof. Clive Chirwa was alleged to have demanded for shares in a national institution.

He said government should not to entertain chief executive officers who bargain for shares in national institutions as part of their contract.

Mr. Chipimo has since called for patriotism and good governance from persons mandated to run national institutions.

He further hoped that government will heed to the calls to institute an inquiry in the happenings at Zambia Railways.

However, President Sata has since taken action by suspending Prof. Chirwa to allow the Anti-corruption Commission (ACC) to investigate allegations of corruption levelled against him.

Meanwhile, NAREP has appointed Bishop Jervan Kamanga as party national secretary while the position of communications officer has been given to Hildah Maxwell and Lameck Banda is party membership mobilization officer.

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