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President Hakainde Hichilema Fires ZRA Chief Kingsley Chanda

Headlines President Hakainde Hichilema Fires ZRA Chief Kingsley Chanda

President Hakainde Hichilema has dismissed Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda with immediate effect.

In a statement released to the media by his Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations Anthony Bwalya, President Hichilema has relieved Mr Chanda of his duties in the exercise of his powers in accordance with the Laws of Zambia.

The president has since appointed Mr. Dingani Banda as the new ZRA Commissioner-General.

Mr. Dingani Banda has been leading the Zambia Revenue Authority’s newly created Modernisation and Corporate Strategy Division.

Dr Chanda’s contract was recently renewed and there was debate as to whether it was renewed by the UPND Government or the PF Government.

United Party for National Development (UPND) Alliance Media Director Thabo Kawana refuted the story that suggested that the New Dawn Administration has renewed the employment contract for Dr Chanda.

Mr. Kawana explained that Mr. Chanda’s contract was renewed by the Patriotic Front (PF) led Administration in July this year.

Mr. Kawana expressed worry that leaving such rumors going viral unattended can be harmful to individuals targeted by the stories and put such individuals in harm’s way with an agitated group of people especially political party cadres.

His Position was later confirmed by the Ministry of Finance which issued the statement saying that being the Ministry under which the ZRA falls, it had become inevitable to clarify that the renewal of the running contract for the Commissioner-General of the Zambia Revenue Authority Dr. Kingsley Chanda was initiated by the previous administration and not the new dawn administration of the UPND Alliance.

Therefore the information circulating in the media that the contract renewal was initiated by the current administration is not true and questions may be referred to the ZRA Board, accordingly.

40 COMMENTS

  1. Good riddance of bad rubbish. Having followed that Audio conversation three days ago, this is the best action for the moment. If there would a rerun of elections today Bally would get 3.8m

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  2. Under 5 government. I am already tired. It is a ‘new yawn’ indeed! Buckle up, it’s ‘forward’ into the hurricane.

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  3. A president who acts based on the cries of Zambian watchdog editors is not a leader. He lacks decision making abilities and is a danger to this nation. Next time watchdog will cry for homosexuality and he will legalise is it. I say this because I know that the watchdogs chief editor is a Well known gay man. Hh is weak

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  4. A country run by Zambian watchdog phsychos. Zambia is finished. I am no longer proud to be a citizen of this finished country.

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  5. Not a wise move. The man has performed well so far at ZRA. Not every appointment by the previous government was bad. Let’s see how the new man on the hot seat will perform

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  6. HEHH promised a methodical approach to cleansing the rot……….

    KC knows about PF using GRZ money to campaign……..

    he used to find the only for them.

    Wait for the first 100 days to pass……..

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  7. Thank you …long overdue this chap has hoarded all govt customs clearing to his firms and those saying he has performed what benchmarks are you using anyone can collect tax especially if you set yourself targets.

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  8. Competent professionals being replaced by hh loyalists. Ati meritorious appointments. You can laugh mwe..this country is finished

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  9. Let’s see which slay he will buy a Range Rover now…really laughable…please sanitise the system Mr President

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  10. Nanga chilila kuti lelo, iyi yeve nimundasa. It’s like another election and we won! Next nipa Zesco, Zambia Railways, Zamtel and DEC,ACC, am not sure about that chap at FIC?

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  11. Long overdue! All PF appointed CEOs in public institutions must go. Fresh start, fresh talent and fresh ideas!

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  12. I had advised Bally to fire those he has intended to at once. These piecemeal dismissals have caused uncertainties in almost all sectors. In the end he’ll look like he doesn’t know what he’s doing. These dismissals will cost the nation money. Kingsley Chanda’s 3 year contract was just renewed and because he’s been fired without stating the reasons ZRA will be obliged to compensate him for the duration of the whole contract. Are these dismissals necessary or it’s paranoia at work?

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  13. Listening government.Bally has listened to
    The cry of Zambians.Follow up with the
    Remaining PS.Zambians waiting for investigative wings to move fast not at a
    Snail pace.Thats the reason Zambians voted
    Bally.

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  14. His last name is Chanda how do you expect him to survive under HH…Musokotwane is worse than Chanda…..no wonder he wants to put DEC under his bamba….now we know the deal…HH is on a mission to become a dictator…no power most parts of Zambia tonight….New Yawn and chimbwi no plan at work

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  15. Chipante pante…Chimbwi no plan…[email protected] Ayatollah you haven’t seen anything yet….HH will go down as the worst President in the world…..now he is making Lungu look like a saint…I guess if his name was Mubukwanu or Hachipuka he should have survived

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  16. Kaiser Zulu. You who worshipped Lungu.
    Have some shame, remorse and humility
    If it was your PF leader Lungu or Kampyongo, you’d have been licked up.
    But you know this is a new dawn. That’s why you can speak freely
    But your sins will find you out

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  17. KZ, we don’t need you. Hand over the money you stole and you are free to go to which country will take a scoundrel like you!

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  18. Saulosi – Its evident that you have nothing to type about ..even strange that you have again thrown in Bo Musokotwane’s you have to connect to everything. Maybe you should just go and drive your Uber and talk to your customers I am sure you are one of those talkative types.

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  19. I am happy that this Kingsley is gone but I am disappointed that this new dawn govt is not bringing in new faces from outside, we are just repeating the same things of appointing from within company opting for these technical officers like was the case at ZESCO and ZAMTEL years ago. Why can’t you just advertise the positions…we have competent experienced men and women in Zambia and and abroad who can fill these positions.

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  20. Stop that rubbish of “New Dawn” you idyots… you making me go against UPND. and there is no ALIANCE sh!t anymore.
    Yes you all resign or get fired … that’s it.

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  21. I don’t understand ba under5 government. How on earth do you fire someone who is extremely hard working and exceeds government targets..Ooh no because he is from Northern province Yaba. Anyway we will suffer peacefully under the new yawn

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  22. ZAMBIA DID NOT MEET THE TARGET BY THE WAY
    THIER ASSESMENT WAS BASED ON TAXES SUPPOSED TO BE RECEIVED
    GOOD MOVE BY THE LEADER

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  23. @ Tarino Orange
    Am not driving UBER this weekend my car broke down its in the Garage…..
    You know deep down your heart that Musokotwane is corrupt and did some serious damage when he was in MMD…but anyway since he is not “ki lisholi”…..then thats ok…..do you know that any Bemba is referred as “ki lisholi” in Western Province!!!!…go to Mongu today and introduce yourself as Mulenga or Bwalya or Musonda and see how they will treat you and what name they will call you…” ki lisholi fela”

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  24. @ Saulosi
    CHILL BROTHER
    Your time would be better spent reorganising your PF party as
    with the current crop its going nowhere
    Zambia is on a new path Lets wait and see
    You cant condemn everything when only in power a couple of months
    The mess is enormous and I feel even your God would struggle to rectify it over night as you expect

  25. Chanda has been dismissed all because UPND Northwestern supporters did not want a Bemba in that position. Their Northwestern leader decided to go along with the demand of his supporters. It is one Zambia one region, again.

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  26. UPND will only keep the people they porched from other tribes only for a year and then we will have the real Dundumwedzi in all these positions. Anthony Bwalya watch this space. Where is KBF and other alliance members?

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