Dismissed Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services, Vernon Mwaanga, says he has with immediate effect resigned from the MMD National Executive Committee, NEC.
This follows President Mwanawasa’s decision to relieve him of his duties as minister
and chief government spokesperson.
President Mwanawasa also revoked Mr. Mwaanga’s nomination as Member of Parliament.
Mr Mwaanga, who confirmed having received the dismissal letter from President
Mwanawasa to ZANIS this evening, said he decided to resign from the NEC following
the President’s intention to recommend Mwaanga removal from NEC.
Mr. Mwaanga said he accepted President Mwanawasa’s decision and thanked him for
giving him chance to serve in his administration.
Mr Mwaanga has however, expressed happiness that the border problems which affected
the mining companies have now been resolved.
He has since thanked President Mwanawasa, Cabinets Ministers, NEC and Members of
Parliament from all parties for working closely with him during the time he saved as
MP and MMD chief Whip.