PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has fired the Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services, Chanda Kasolo.
Kasolo announced his own dismissal stating that he was fired for what he termed giving contrary focus to a statement by State House on the proposed reduction of salaries of high income earners in the public service.
President Lungu through his Spokesperson, Isaac Chipampe directed that top bracket earners in the public service should suffer a reduction in their salaries to cushion the impact of the vulnerable during this economic crisis.
But Kasolo said the directive was voluntary as contractual and legal obligations would restrict the directive.
“Hello everyone, I have had my contract terminated following my radio and tv showing last night regarding the Directive to cut salaries.” “I really enjoyed working with you. God bless and please give your support to the incoming PS. Love you all.” Chanda Kasolo.
President Lungu commends the Zambia Defence Force for remaining politically neutral
PF demands that police arrest UPND officials that caused injuries and damage to property in Lusaka
THE Patriotic Front has called on the Zambia Police to arrest Opposition UPND cadres that damaged property and caused widespread injuries to PF members and members of the Public.
Secretary General Hon Davies Mwila has stated that before approval for a public procession is granted, marshalls sign guarantees that such a procession will be peaceful and without violence and disturbances.
Mr. Mwila has called on the Police to arrest and charge the UPND Marshalls and hold them accountable for the destruction to public property and injuries.
He said the Public Order Act provides for marshalls to be accountable to public procession that are conducted.
Mr. Mwila has praised the PF members in Lusaka for acting with utmost restraint and refusing to retaliate against the UPND.
He said the party was scaling up its political activities that will include road shows and door-to-door but will be Covid-19 compliant.
This is according to a press statement issued by issued by Mr. Antonio Mwanza, Media Director, Patriotic Front
Police arrest man for pulling down and destroying campaign materials belonging to PF
POLICE in Lusaka have arrested a 23 year old man for pulling down and destroying campaign materials belonging to the Patriotic Front Mandevu aspiring Member of Parliament.
In a media statement issued, Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said Joseph Sakala of angels area, Kabanana compound has been detained in police custody awaiting court appearance.
“This is reported to have occured on 11th June, 2021 at 16 30 hours in Chazanga Compound at Angel’s Clinic,” Mrs Katongo said.
She further reminded all political party sympathizers to avoid destroying other political party campaign materials as the act is criminal.