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Monday, April 5, 2021

Health Minister dissolved the ZAMRA board with immediate effect

Health Health Minister dissolved the ZAMRA board with immediate effect

MINISTER of Health Dr Jonas Chanda has dissolved the Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA) board with immediate effect citing underperformance arising from recent happenings which he said could have been avoided.

Commenting on honeybee contract, the issuance and revocation of licenses, the Minister said, that will be conducted in consultation with the Attorney General as the matter is still before Parliament and the Parliamentary Accounts Committee-PAC which will issue an official report in due course.

Speaking a a media briefing held at the Ministry’s head office, Dr Chanda further announced that the Medical Stores Limited as formerly called has since been renamed to Zambia Medicines and Medical Supplies Agency-and that the change is line with the ZAMMSA Act No. 9 of 2019 which was enacted on November 12, 2019.

Dr Chanda reiterated that the realignments have been made in order to promote transparency, accountability and value for money tenets in the health sector.

The Minister also trimmed down 17 directorates to 7 at the Ministry’s headquarters to enable efficiency.

22 COMMENTS

  1. We are allergic to corruption. Swift and quick action taken. Whilst the opposition are busy crying and pointing fingers, we are taking actions and moving on. It is Friday and I will be ensuring that all of my family are well fed and their thirst quenched because I love them and life is good. Anyone who supports pf is also invited.

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  2. Name change means nothing unless the corrupt cancer that infiltrated the institution is rooted out. The epicenter of the cancer is ECL & his PF.

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  3. Well done Dr Jonas Chanda. This is what a minister should be doing instead of running lodges and building houses. I am liking what I am hearing.

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  4. The Swedish govt gave them an ultimate and he is now busy reshuffling when Zambians complain they are accused of being members of some opposition party….its not about firing people but prosecutions should follow. Chilufya and his PS left a big mess…they should be in court.

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  5. KAIZER ALLERGIC TO CORRUPTION >>>>???? KIKIKIKI
    THEN SACK RTSA FOR LUNCH MONEY
    SACK LANDS FOR FAST TRACK
    SACK IMMIGRATION FOR PERMITS
    AND SACK ZRA HEAD WHICH IS PROBABLY THE MOST CORRUPT
    WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY NOW

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  6. There’s clearly a big fight going on in the PF. Anyone with commonsense can see or suspect it. It’s proof of the validity science of variability.

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  7. Thanx for being decisive minister. That DG from ZAMRA who passionately defended the products from honeybee back in Sept/Oct boring us about how “foolproof” their testing methodologies are needs to be kicked out and charged. It’s the so-called technocrats who have let Zambia down. Too cowardly to stand up to dodgy politicians. How can you call other professionals lunatics for differing with you ?

  8. Some more jobs 4 PF Cadres,Easterners and Northeners.Shameless and Corrupt Tribalists. Zambians must change all this on August 12,2021. We need Divine Intervention in Zambia. God have Mercy.

  9. KAIZER PLEASE LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE
    IM NOT TALKING ABOUT THE BIG LOOTERS AND CORUPTION BETWEEN COUNTRIES
    I MENTION THE CORUPTION THAT ORDINAY PEOPLE FACE EVERY DAY WHEN TRYING TO GO ABOUT THEIR DAILY BUSINESS
    ZAMBIA IS NOW RIGHT BEHIND NIGERIA IF NOT AHEAD
    AND STOP THREATENING WITH SLAPS >>>>> SOME OF US ARE PEACEFUL AND POINT OUT YOUR FAILURES
    I WOULDNT LIKE TO BE IN SOME OF THE VIOLENT PF MP’S SHOES WHEN AFTER AUGUST THEY LOSE THEIR CADRES SUPPORT
    YOU KNOW THEIR ARE CRAZY PEOPLE IN LUSAKA AND COPPERBELT

  10. We’ve told you that the PF has got so many sober leaders who can do far much better than Edgar Chagwa Lungu. He doesn’t need to push for an illegal 3rd term as there’s a shortage of leadership. Chitalu Chilufya of Luapula United looked as if he was indispensable. Now have you seen? Once Edgar goes in August we won’t even miss him

  11. Tikki we have reached a conclusion that people like you will never appreciate anything done by our government. With that in mind, we stopped caring or considering anything you say or do. After all we won elections without your votes so why should we waste our time on you?

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  12. Transparency and accountability shall only prevail when positions on the Board of Directors and CEOs are advertised and all eligible Zambians apply & chosen regardless of political parties they are inclined to

  13. Do the same with the Board for MSL! They sacrificed the MD to save their skins. Where was MSL Board when things were going wrong?

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