The Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) board has terminated the contract for its Chief Executive Officer Muyenga Atanga.
Transport and Communication minister Yamfwa Mukanga confirmed this development.Mr Mukanga said the board terminated Atanga’s contract in a letter dated May 29,2015.He however said he could not comment on the matter and has wished Prof Atanga the best in all his future endeavors.
Professor Atanga took over from Professor Clive Chirwa in 2013 after Prof Chirwa was retired in ‘national interest’.
Meanwhile in a letter dated May 31,2015 Prof Atanga resigned giving the company a 90 days’ termination notice.This was confirmed by Company Corporate Relations Manager Benson Ngula who disclosed that Prof Atanga has resigned pending the elapse of his 90 days that he hoped to be on leave.
Mr Ngula said Prof Atanga has given a notice of termination of his contract under the contract Article 21 in particular which provides for both parties to give notice to either party in order to terminate the contract.
“The 90 days starts from June 1, 2015 and he has also requested to go on leave as we await his 90 days to elapse so that the company could also find someone to act and oversee the transition,” Mr Ngula said.