Acting Chief Justice, Ireen Mambilima, is to set up a tribunal to probe the awarding of contracts to two foreign firms by Transport and Communications Minister, Dora Siliya.
One firm is supposed to evaluate assets of ZAMTEL, while the other is expected to install a Zambia Air Traffic Management Surveillance Radar System at Lusaka and Livingstone international airports.
Justice Mambilima has written to President, Rupiah Banda, notifying him of her intention to appoint a tribunal to probe Ms Siliya.
Justice Mambilima has also written to speaker of the national assembly, Amusaa Mwanamwambwa, on the same matter.
She says the tribunal will be set up as soon as logistics are put in place.
This is contained in a letter to former Transport and Communications minister, William Harrington, dated February 18th 2009, and made available to ZNBC News.
Mr. Harrington petitioned Justice Mambilima to constitute a tribunal to probe recent reports indicating that Ms Siliya had awarded contracts to two firms, without following laid down rules.
And Mr. Harrington says the public should now avoid making comments on the matter and allow an independent and competent body to do its work.
In his petition, Mr. Harrington alleged that Ms. Siliya breached the Parliamentary and Ministerial Code of Conduct Act when awarding the contracts in question