Task Force Executive Chairman Maxwell Nkole has been fired
Secretary to the Cabinet Joshua Kanganja has terminated the
contract of Task Force Executive Chairman Maxwell Nkole.
expiration of employment in a statement to ZANIS
this evening, Dr Kanganja says the new Task Force chief is Drug
Enforcement Commission Director General, Godfrey Kayukwa.
appointment of Mr Kayukwa as Task Force Executive Chairman is with immediate
effect but for administrative convenience until further notice.
earlier today, the Committee for Citizens (CC) had appealed to President Rupiah
Banda to fire Task Force Executive Director, Maxwell Nkole and to disband the
grouping for alleged abuse of resources.
Mr Chifire charged that the Task
Force should be disbanded owing to the manner they are handling former second
republican president Frederick Chiluba's acquittal case.
further urged the Law
Association of Zambia (LAZ) to bar Mr Nkole and Task Force prosecutor
Mutembo Nchito for dragging the association into disrepute.
Mr Chifire, if Zambians want to appeal against the acquittal of Dr. Chiluba, let
legal institutions like the Anti
Corruption Commission (ACC) and Police service continue with the case on
behalf of the Zambian people.
Meanwhile Mr Chifire appealed to President
Banda to strengthen the existing law enforcement agencies such as the ACC and
Mr Chifire alleged that the Task Force is selective and only
targeting at individuals in pursuing the corruption fight.
that the Task Force Executive Chairman, Maxwell Nkole's continued stay at the
Task Force is to enrich himself and others because the graft crusade has not
yielded positive results for Zambia.
Mr Chifire said a lot of time and
resources has been spent on the Task Force when the funds can be channeled to
other key sectors of the economy such as education, agriculture, mining and