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Edgar Lungu dissolves PF aligned NGOs formed by Wynter Kabimba

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Defense Minister Edgar Lungu (r) who is also PF Secretary General listens to PF Director of Media and Publicity Brian Hapunda (c) after a closed door meeting with the Litunga at the Royal Palace in Limulunga District during the tour of duty of Western Province
Defense Minister Edgar Lungu (r) who is also PF Secretary General listens to PF Director of Media and Publicity Brian Hapunda (c) after a closed door meeting with the Litunga at the Royal Palace in Limulunga District during the tour of duty of Western Province

ACTING President Edgar Lungu has dissolved the boards and executive directors of PF aligned NGOs appointed by former Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba.

In a press statement released in Lusaka yesterday, Mr Lungu dissolved the boards with immediate effect.

Some of the affected NGOs are Policy Monitoring and Research Centre (PMRC) Research Bureau and the National Project for Poverty Reduction.

Efforts to get further details failed as Mr Lungu’s phone went unanswered and there was no response to text messages forwarded to him.

The Patriotic Front through the Office of the Secretary General formed various non-governmental organisations to help with research, capacity and institutional growth.

“I have with immediate dissolved the boards of and Executive Directors of National Program for Poverty Reduction (NPPR), Policy Monitoring and Research Centre (PMRC), Research Bureau and PF Data Centre,”.

This measure has been taken to strengthen the decision made by His Excellency, Mr. Michael Sata, President of Republic of Zambia, and Party President on August 28th 2014.

Further the Executive Directors to the above listed institutions are requested to report to the Office of the Secretary General at 09:00hrs on Monday 27th October 2014,” Mr Lungu said.

13 COMMENTS

    • These PF will never stop in fight.
      Can’t we read anything positive from that party? Report at 09:00hrs, what crime did they commit, can’t they report whenever they have time?
      This week was supposed to be observed in silence, and not continue firing people from their jobs.

    • @ Nostradamus; is that what you call in-fighting- when one has messed up you should ensure you wipe the plate they were using clean kin order not to leave room for their comeback. all organs created and appointed by winter maize were most likely created with a motive behind.

    • @Cycle
      It is indeed in-fighting and it will never stop at PF.

      @Nostradamus
      Any idea who won the LT golden jubilee prize, could it be me?

  1. Im begining to warm up to Edgar Lungu. He seems to be tying to bring some normality around the table. But bringing normality in the PF, in the absence of the chief pyscho himself, is not only a mammoth task but a highly risky one too. Good luck Eddie.

  2. Well done Acting President Lungu! PMRC should be dissloved and held accountable for the Public funds they used to conduct questionable research and produce shoddy policy papers. The staff should be transfered under the M&E unit at Cabinet office on govt payroll scale and conditions of service.

  3. NORMALITY SHOULD COME TO THE RULING PARTY OR ELSE THE DEVELOPMENT PROGRESS THE PARTY HAS MADE WILL STALL AND EVEN GO DOWN THE DRAIN. ABENA WYNTER REALLY BLOCKED COMMUNICATION IN THE PARTY FOR HIS HIDDEN AGENDA.

  4. Comrade Edgar is on the MARK, getting rid of waste on the public funds – these NGOs were duplicating functions of CSO and other government units i.e. policy research. Bravo!! A/President also get rid of failed COMMUNIST experiments (INDECO) PARASTATALs – to reduce on further waste.

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