Justice Minister, Winter Kabimba, says any member of his ministry can sit on the newly appointed Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) Board.
Mr Kabimba, who is also Patriotic Front (PF) Secretary General, says he has not been personally appointed to the ZAWA Board but that the position needs a representation from his ministry.
At a media briefing in Lusaka Last week, Tourism Minister, Sylvia Masebo, appointed Justice Minister, Winter Kabimba and six others on the ZAWA Board to be headed by former Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) president, Guy Robinson.
Other ZAWA Board members appointed include Tourism Permanent Secretary, Charity Mwansa, Kasiya Kazembe from the Ministry of Finance, Anita Balletoi, Chieftainess Mwape of the Nsenga of Petauke district, Younaso Mita, Timothy Mushibwe and Senior Chief Inyambo Yeta of the Lozi people in Sesheke district.
Mr Kabimba said other than him, the Attorney General and any other personnel from the Ministry of Justice are eligible to sit on the ZAWA Board to offer the much-needed expertise.
He has since called on all Zambians to rally behind Mrs Masebo in addressing the many challenges that have affected ZAWA.
This is contained in a statement issued to the Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) in Lusaka on Monday by PF Media and Publicity Director, Chanda Mfula.