LATEST: President fires Health Minister, appoints Dr Jonas Chanda as new Health Minister

File: Zambian President Edgar Chagwa Lungu with his Zimbabwean counterpart President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has fired his Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya and replaced him with the Bwana Mukubwa member of Parliament and Minister of Water Affairs, Hon Jonas Kamima Chanda.

In a statement released to the media yesterday evening by Statehouse, the termination of Dr Chilufya is with immediate effect. This is contained in a statement from the State House issued yesterday evening.

President Edgar Lungu has also appointed nominated Member of Parliament Raphael Nakachinda as the new Minister of Water Affairs Development and Sanitation.

Lately, there has been raging outrage from the public following HoneyBee’s appearance before the parliamentary committee where a financial scandal involving the supply of $17 million worth of medicine was unearthed by the Auditor General’s Office and the Parliamentary Accounts Committee.

It has been established that a supplier, Honeybee supplied leaking cond0ms, gloves, and fake medicines.

— Lusaka Times

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