Former Transport and Communications Minister in the Chiluba government, William Harrington has complained to Acting Chief Justice Ireen Mambilima that the current Minister of Transport and Communications Dora Siliya breached part II of the Parliamentary and Ministerial code of Conduct Act, Cap 16 of the Laws of Zambia.
Mr. Harrington said the complaint was on the allegations that Ms. Siliya awarded a contract in the sum of US$ 2 million to RP Capital of Cayman Islands, against the professional advice of the Attorney General.
RP Capital and Cayman has been contracted to value ZAMTEL assets.
Mr. Harrington argued that this was done without due regard or compliance with the provisions of the Zambia National Tender Board (ZNTB) Act, Cap 394 of the Laws of Zambia.
He said Ms. Siliya did also arbitrarily cancel a duly awarded contract by ZNTB for the supply, delivery and installation of a Zambia Air Traffic Management Surveillance Radar System.
The former minister said this was supposed to be installed at Lusaka and Livingstone in favor of SELEX Sistemi Integrati Company of Italy.
He said ZNTB had awarded the contract to Thales Air Systems of South Africa as the successful bidder.
He hoped that through the Acting Chief Justice’s Office, an independent and competent tribunal should take necessary steps under section 16 Act (3) to allow for thorough investigations on the allegations surrounding Ms. Siliya’s actions.
“I refer to the above quoted subject matter and hereby submit to your office a complaint pursuant to section 13 (1) as read together with section 4 (a) and (b) of the Parliamentary and Ministerial code of conduct in respect of the Honourable Minister of Transport and Communications Dora Siliya,” he said.
The former minister said the complaint was not meant to victimize Ms. Siliya but let her prove herself.