The Board of Directors of the Zambia Postal Services Corporation met on Thursday at a special board meeting to discuss the administration of the Social Cash Transfer funds.
Board Chairman Andrew Musukwa said in order to pave way for investigation relating to the matter, the Board resolved to suspend with immediate effect the following officers in management for a period not exceeding six months, from execution of official duties.
Those suspended include Post Master General McPherson M Chanda, Best Mwaichi – Director Finance, Mr Isaac Kamwimba – Director Operations and Mr. Moses K Musonda – Assistant Director Operations
The Board further resolved to appoint an interim management team to be led Mr. Brighton Ngoma as the new Postmaster General.
Mr. Stanley Phiri is the new Director Operations while Ms. Dorothy M Mulenga is the new Finance Director.
Zampost is at the centre of a massive graft scandal after it was engaged by the Minister of Communiy Development and Social Welfare to manage a multimillion dollar Social Cash Transfer Scheme.
An audit of the scheme by the Auditor General’s Office showed that Zampost diverted some of the money meant for poor beneficiaries of the scheme to buying expensive utility vehicles.
The audit also shows that Zampost was paid 10 percent of the entire budget fund as management fees, which was against donor guidelines.