National Restoration Party (NAREP) President Elias Chipimo Junior says the retirement of Emmanuel Mwamba as Cabinet Permanent Secretary barely a day after being transferred from the Ministry of Broadcasting and Information Services shows how unstable the Patriotic Front (PF) government is.
Mr. Chipimo has told QFM News that people should expect more of such abrupt decisions from President Sata.
Mr. Chipimo says there is need for the PF to take leadership seriously stating that the current state of running national affairs is not inspiring to the majority Zambians.
He says it is unfortunate that President Sata decided to retire Mr. Mwamba in such a manner after he showed his intentions of promoting press freedom.
And Movement for Multiparty Democracy Director of Communications in the Office of the MMD President Muhabi Lungu has told QFM in a separate interview that Mr. Mwamba was determined to bring sanity to the public media and that could have been one of the reasons President Sata retired him.
Mr. Lungu says though he is not a supporter of Mr. Mwamba, he saw the potential in him in promoting press freedom as well as ensuring that the public media operate professionally.
And People’s Party President, Mike Mulongoti, says he only hopes president Sata has retired Mr Mwamba in good faith.
Mr. Mulongoti says President Sata should not be governing the nation on personal interests but should have a heart to develop the nation.
On Monday President took Mr. Mwamba to task for not consulting him on the issuance of nationwide radio licenses to Radio Phoenix and QFM.