Savior Chishimba petitions Chief Justice to set up to probe Dora Siliya over Maizegate

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Opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) leader Savior Chishimba this morning petitioned Chief Justice Irene Mambilima to set up a tribunal to probe Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya for her role in the US$34.5 million Zambia-Malawi maize export scandal.

If the petition is successful, this will be the second time Ms. Siliya will be facing a tribunal on allegations of corrupt practices.

A tribunal was appointed on 25th February 2009 following complaints lodged Mr. William Harrington and a consortium of ten (10) Civil Societies against Ms.  Siliya that she breached Section 4 (a) of the Parliamentary and Ministerial Code of Conduct Act on the award of contract to R.P, Capital of Cayman Island to evaluate the assets of ZAMTEL.

Ms. Siliya is still facing criminal charges in the matter in which she was accused of abusing her authority of office by directing the cancellation of a duly awarded tender of a radar system at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport when she served as Minister of Transport and Communications in President Rupiah Banda’s administration.

In the latest petition, Dr Chishimba says Zambians are currently being subjected to high taxes and other austerity policies that have increased the cost of living in face of a Kwacha whose purchasing power has declined.

Bad leadership and corruption under the PF regime are the many causes of the situation Zambia has drifted into.

Dr Chishimba said the potential of the agriculture sector, which must be the mainstay of the economy has remained untapped owing to corruption.

He said crop marketing is in a mess and that this has resulted in the high cost of mealie meal and other essential commodities.

“The peasant farmers are the most exploited by grain traders that collude with political leaders to hoard the maize for sale on the lucrative international markets,” Dr Chishimba said.

“The future UPP Government, by God’s divine appointment, will scrap off FRA, ZCF and all the cartel associations and create the National Livestock and Crop Marketing Authority (NLCMA) which will be farmer-led.”

He said all exportation of crops and livestock will be done through the NLCMA so that the proceeds from lucrative markets can be shared among farmers.

Dr Chishimba said this measure will increase income levels for farmers as well as boost their capital for investment in agro-processing technologies.

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23 COMMENTS

  1. Chishimba you’re yet to know what bottom power is. Mutharika of Malawi will one day taste it and this story will be history.

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    • Can someone educate me about the current TIZ, please. Why are they so quiet on this and many other corruption issues in the country. Has TIZ also become compromised? I’m waiting for answers.

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    • 1.1 TIZ is tired…out country is rotten to the core with corruption wherever u look including in private homes..

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  2. AGREED WE NEED A TRIBUNAL! Thank DR. CHISHIMBA! YOU and HARRINGTON ARE SERIOUS AND KNOW HOW TO USE OUR LAWS AND INSTITUTIONS! That is why I say SOME POLITICIANS are there for THEIR OWN INTERESTS NOT FOR THE NATION. This is a CASE WE EXPECTED A MAJOR PARTY like UPND to TAKE SERIOUSLY but… To BE HOLISTIC, WHY IS it that stakeholders in the governance of the country HAVE NOT FOLLOWED UP ON RECOMMENDATIONS OF PREVIOUS TRIBUNALS so that SOME OF THESE POLITICIANS like Dora and her actions on RP CAPITAL and PROCUREMENT OF AIRPORT RADARS can be brought to book!

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    • This is the major problem we have with some Zambians.They try to look to some so-callled ‘major stake holders’.They don’t know that every Zambian,regardless of their status is a major shareholder.Besides,when the so-called major stakeholders speak,they call them names as just politiking and being bitter.PF needs united Zambians/all citizens to speak against all injustices.,corruption,lawlessness-the use of PF Police now(no longer Zambia Police),abuse of offices/power,etc.

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  3. Abena Dora ,

    1.0 Corruption Maize Scabdal MALAWI
    2.0 adultery Namibia/DRC
    3.0 Corruption. Airport (radar katwishi) ZAMBIA

    FYAFULA. ATUSHEKO DORA. ifwe uwesu Dr CK BALI IS IN THE CLEAR abena Davies ON BULOSHI charges.

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  4. PF and the corrupt judiciary are too busy trying to silence membe and the Mast so no one’s hears of Thier corrupt deals.

    Lungu, RB and siliya are in this up to Thier necks. Lungu needed the money to rig elections.

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  5. ….first thing first..a mention of her name warrants her to be immediately benched on her ministerial portfolio…

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  6. This why this lady should not have been appointed…when you steal once and get away nothing stopping a crook to do it again.
    Keep up the good work Chisamba!!

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  7. DORA HAS ALWAYS USED HER BODY IN ORDER TO PULL THROUGH ALL THE SCANDALS SHE IS INVOLVED IN. GUILTY THOUGH SHE MAY BE, NOTHING WILL HAPPEN TO HER. HARRINGTON KNOWS VERY WELL ABOUT THIS AND IN THE END HE IS DAMN QUITE. P*SSY AT WORK..

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  8. Aluta continua Dr Chishimba. Pursue them until Kingdom Come. They must know that they are not invincible.

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  9. Dr. Savior Chishimba doing the nation a great service. Cage the ministers that are stealing from Zambia and Malawi.

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  10. With a “Thieving Corrupt Lawyer” in State House, Zambians can keep dreaming that Government WILL appoint a commission to get to the bottom of this P.F Thieving sickness.
    Its like wishing Mufungulwa sipalo, Uncle Barry, Roy Mudenda, Never spoiler Kapenda, & other infamous Zambian Bandits can be appointed to Government office positions & uphold the law.
    P,F has a criminal Chagwa @ the helm of a Corrupt Government & judiciary.
    BRING IT ON P,F CADRES, DIDN’T YOUR CHAGWA GET HIS LAWYERS LICENCE REVOKED FOR THEFT?? COME ON CADRES DISPUTE THIS!!

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  11. Many medical conditions exhibit their first symptoms in the form of psychiatric issues and personality changes. One condition in particular is notable for doing so: Neurosyphilis.” It is seen 10 to 30 years after the initial infection, and is best known for causing neurologic and neuropsychiatric disease: Neurosyphilis.” Neurosyphilis symptoms can manifest in an array of ways depending upon the patient. Commonly recognized symptoms include irritability, thieving, balooning bokossi, and in case of Zambia the addiction to breaching Section 4 (a) of the Parliamentary and Ministerial Code of Conduct Act! And you bet Dora doent even know from whom she picked up the “kanswende”, could be Folotiya. But she for sure passed it on to the Congolese in Las Vega!

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  12. In the first place, Lungu was not supposed to appoint Dora to a Cabinet ministerial position knowing she had not been cleared of the National Airport rader case, let alone adopt her for the parliamentary seat in Petauke as if she is the only politician in Petauke. But because she was RB’s bed fellow she had to be adopted at whatever cost which is such a SHAME.
    Anyway as can be seen she is still at it, and is she working for RB and Lungu, this is what is highly suspected.
    Morally Dora should just resign and pave way for investigation.. by the way where is the Civil Society to spearhead some demonstrations, because how is it possible that we can have a person in a senior Government position facing such serious charges this can’t be

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  13. Dora she is among the few politicians l admire. I wonder why she easily finds herself in questionable circumstances. May she needs time to reflect and counsutation before any move is taken or picture is posted. Once you are a public figure , whatever you do affects everyone. Its no longer about you Dora but Zambia and everyone who loves you

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  14. Why are we surprised when the country is being led by a convict of a lawyer who stole client’s money. In a serious country he could never have been allowed to contest in the first place. I blame Sata for laundering this man from his theft.

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  15. Dora must be investigated, and in the meantime remove her from the agricultural ministry.she can handle that ministry we need a real man to realize the full potential of agriculture in the country. Just like she likes style in her make up she has no ability to contribute to the rebuilding of robust economy in Zambia . Pls our president put able bodied men in key economic positions , forget gender balance , man or woman must be result oriented. Be aggressive . No time left for good for nothing elements in the system

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  16. Edward , those of us who follow the real issues that pose serious challenges to the nations abilty to prosper thank you for your mature input and insight. It is inconcievable that all these self annointed purist observers annd critics can devote so much time and energy to sexist vile and hate toward a committed leader devoted to the eradication of poverty and dark continent mentality and demagoguery exhibited by the pyschophants herein. They believe that in order to convince themselves that they make sense, they must invoke the affable Doras name in vain. She is made of eastern teflon, smiles and just scoffs at all these fools. Dora, job well done, keep it up and just leave the imbeciles to harp, harp, harp and bark, bark ,bark bark 1

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  17. Edward , those of us who follow the real issues that pose serious challenges to the nations abilty to prosper thank you for your mature input and insight. It is inconcievable that all these self annointed purist observers annd critics can devote so much time and energy to sexist vile and hate toward a committed leader devoted to the eradication of poverty and dark continent mentality and demagoguery exhibited by the pyschophants herein. They believe that in order to convince themselves that they make sense, they must invoke the affable Doras name in vain. She is made of eastern teflon, smiles and just scoffs at all these *****s.,Dora, job well done, keep it up and just leave the imbeciles to harp, harp, harp and bark, bark ,bark

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