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Zambia: Sata sacks minister of tourism

21 March 2014, 11:08

Abuja - Zambia's President Michael Sata has sacked Minister of Tourism and Arts, Sylvia Masebo.

In a statement issued by State House on Thursday, Sata thanked Masebo for the services she rendered to the country during her tenure.

Masebo is being investigated by a tribunal for alleged interference in the operations of the Zambia Wild Life Authority (ZAWA).

The tribunal, chaired by Acting Supreme Court Judge Roydah Kaoma, concluded sitting last week but its findings are yet to be made public.

Former Transport and Communications Minister William Harringtone petitioned to have Masebo probed for interfering with the ZAWA Act.

She was also alleged to have breached the Zambia Public Procurement Act by cancelling the tendering process for hunting blocks.

Harringtone also charged that Masebo’s decision to dissolve the ZAWA board and later on the authority's management was a breach of the ZAWA Act.

Harrington had told the tribunal that Masebo also breached the parliamentary and ministerial code of conduct.

She breached act when she publicly alleged that some foreign registered aircraft were allegedly violating Zambian laws by uplifting wildlife or government trophy from the country.

He said the issue of air lifting government trophy was supposed to have been referred to the Zambia Air Force.


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