Zambia’s presidency on Sunday launched the sacking of the country’s health minister, arrested for alleged graft final year however cleared of costs.
Chitalu Chilufya, 48, modified into held in June following accusations he inclined in heart-broken health-gotten beneficial properties to possess property.
A court docket cleared him of the costs in August resulting from lack of evidence and he resumed his responsibilities.
But President Edgar Lungu without warning fired the minister on Sunday with out given any motive.
“President Lungu has terminated the appointment of Chitalu Chilufya as health minister with on the spot scheme,” presidential spokesman Isaac Chipampe said in assertion.
Chilufya’s sacking comes days after parliament quizzed officers over irregularities cited in an audit of economic statements released final year.
The experiences dispute the health ministry misused $17 million of public money intended to fund rubber gloves, condoms and medical kits.
Several opposition event leaders and civil society groups had since been calling on the president to beget away him from plot of business.
Chilufya has no longer yet answered to the accusations.
The minister is notion of as a potential candidate for presidential elections in August this year if Lungu is barred from operating.
The president insists he’s going to stand for a third time period despite time and any other time failing to amend the southern African country’s constitution in express to form.
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