The speaker of the national assembly Patrick Matibini has ordered Transport Works, supply and Communications
Minister to issue a ministerial statement on the suspension of Zambia Railways Managing Director Clive Chirwa in the course of next week.
This follows a point of order raised by UPND Monze Member of Parliament Jack Mwiimbu on why the government had retired Zambia Railways managing director Clive Chirwa when he was under investigations and why a former board member had been appointed as managing director when the former board was also under probe.
Meanwhile, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has said that it concluded investigations into corrupt allegations involving retired Zambia Railways (ZRL) chief executive officer Clive Chirwa and the company’s disbanded board of directors.
ACC public relations manager Timothy Moono said findings of the investigations would be communicated in due course.
Mr Moono said in a statement yesterday, that the Commission would soon be making a decision on the next course of action arising from the investigations.
“I wish to inform you that the ACC has concluded investigations on this matter,” Mr Moono said.
Prof Clive Chirwa was suspended to pave way for investigations into alleged mismanagement and had since been retired in national interest.
He was appointed by President Micheal Sata as the ZRL chief in November last year, taking over from Knox Karima, who was acting after Government took over the railway company from the railways systems of Zambia.
He served in his position for six months during which a rift surfaced with the ZRL Board headed by former task force on corruption chairperson, Mark Chona.