Zambia Reports (Lusaka)

18 February 2013

Zambia: Task Force Questions MMD MP Siliya

The joint government investigative wings today summoned former education minister Dora Siliya over unknown corruption allegations.

Siliya who is also Petauke Central member of parliament arrived at the former Task Force offices in Kabulonga around 14:00 hours and went straight into the interrogations room where she was quizzed for about an hour.

Siliya's lawyer Lubinda Linyama was also seen at the Task Force offices but sources say he did not speak to journalists who were present.

The interrogation of Siliya comes at a time of heightened tensions between the government and opposition parties, including an indictment presented before the Commonwealth and a campaign to remove immunity of the former president, Rupiah Banda.

Siliya, who is also the spokesperson for the former ruling party MMD, was accompanied by youth leader Bowman Lusambo and MMD President Nevers Mumba's special assistant Raphael Nakachinda.

The government's varied allegations against Siliya have persisted for several years without any result. She is accused of wrongfully participating in the privatization of ZAMTEL, a sale which President Michael Sata reversed shortly after assuming office.

She is also accused of disregarded tender procedure in the procurement process of a Radar at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport.

The former minister is also awaiting the final Supreme Court ruling in the matter where her seat as Petauke Member of parliament was challenged by the PF government through a petition.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2013 Zambia Reports. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.