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Zambia: Seven tazara bosses banned

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by mwitaz, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. mwitaz

    mwitaz JF-Expert Member

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    SEVEN top management
    officials at the beleaguered
    Tanzania Zambia Railway
    Authority (TAZARA) have
    been suspended as the
    strike by 1,200 workers on the Zambian side fizzled
    out yesterday.

    The affected
    officials have
    apparently been singled
    out as "stumbling blocks"
    as the railway firm continues teetering on the
    verge of collapse.

    Tanzania's Ministry of
    Transport Permanent
    secretary Omar Chambo
    confirmed the suspension of the senior members of
    staff and indicated that
    they would be handed
    over to law enforcement

    Tazara has been
    stalked by a series of strikes as
    operations continue to
    plummet with a huge debt
    stock in unpaid retirement
    benefits, unremitted
    statutory contributions, and outstanding payments
    to suppliers of goods and
    services. Mr Chambo, who is
    Tazara board chairperson,
    said in an interview that Mpika-based regional
    general manager Sinonge
    Masiliso had been sent on
    forced leave.

    suspended officials are:-
    1. chief mechanical engineer, Wenslaous Kamugisha,
    finance manager Sarah
    3. traffic manager
    Pondani Mwanza,
    4. head of
    commercial services Ally
    5. information and technology manager Pascal

    6. marketing
    manager Evaristo
    Kasumbai and
    7. marketing
    officer Manyeteya Lonin'go.

    Mr Chambo said the
    suspended officers would
    be handed over to law
    enforcement agencies to be
    probed for theft,
    corruption, mishandling of company procurement
    procedures among other
    allegations. The board
    would make a
    decision on the managing
    director Akashambatwa Mbikusita Lewanika and
    deputy managing director
    Damas Ndumbaro. "There
    are serious
    allegations levelled against
    the suspended officers such as cases of theft of
    company property,
    corruption and issues to do
    with rules and procedures.
    They have to answer to
    these allegations so that we can know what the
    way forward is," he said.
    The two holding
    governments have since
    appointed other officers to
    act in the positions left vacant by suspended

    TAZARA Workers
    (TRAWU) on the Tanzanian
    side and the Workers
    Union of TAZARA (WUTAZ) on the Zambian side have
    welcomed the development
    which they
    said was long overdue.
    TRAWU general secretary
    Erasto Kihwele said the union had been part of the
    talks with other
    stakeholders concerning
    the removal of top
    management officials in
    order to facilitate investigations.

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