Friday, June 14, 2024

Zambia Medicines and Medical Supplies Agency gets new Director General


The Zambia Medicines and Medical Supplies Agency (ZAMMSA) Board has appointed Billy Mweetwa as the new director general of the Agency for a period of three years with effect from August 2.

In February this year, the ZAMMSA Board resolved to send the entire agency management on forced leave, pending investigations of some serious anomalies at the institution.

ZAMMSA interim board secretary Kamwenje Nyalugwe confirmed the appointment of the new Director General in an internal memo dated August 5, addressed to all ZAMMSA members of staff.

“I am pleased to announce that at its special meeting held on 27th July 2022, the board approved Mr Billy Mweetwa to the position of Director General.”


  1. Congratulation to the new appointee. Medical Stores as was previously known needs a serious cleanup. It’s unthinkable that drugs worth millions of Dollars, that includes the reported over US$30M worth of ARVs that went missing and up to now no one has been held accountable. Now with the added procurement function, I can’t imagine what will happen if the Authority is left to operate as usual. The problem might also be the manner in which senior officers are appointed. Almost everyone at ZAMMSA had somebody up there that brought them. Senior officers don’t get appointed to perform but to fulfill the wishes of those that appoint them. This is how defective medical supplies from Honeybee were distributed. Greed has taken over humanity.

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