The Anti-Corruption Commission ACC has summoned former Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary in Charge of Administration Dr. George Magwende, to appear before the on Tuesday 9th August, 2022 for questioning.
Dr. Magwende was relieved of his duties as Permanent Secretary in Charge of Administration in the Ministry of Health by President Hakainde Hichilema on Sunday.
ACC spokesperson Queen Chibwe said the Commission has been carrying out investigations on allegations of corruption against Dr. Magwende, hence he is expected to appear before the Anti-Corruption Commission at 9:00 hours on Tuesday.
The ACC further warned that all serving public officers must stay clear of any corrupt practices in their daily dealings and conduct.
“The Anti-Corruption Commission has summoned Dr. George Magwende, former Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary in Charge of Administration to appear before it on Tuesday 9th August, 2022 for questioning,” he said.
Meanwhile Patriotic Front PF says the termination of contract of Dr George Magwende by President Hakainde Hichilema is shocking and must be followed with interest.
PF Member of the Central Committee Mr. Raphael Nakacinda stated that from the onset President Hichilema has failed to handle the crisis at the Ministry that has been brewing for almost one year now.
Mr. Nakacinda who is also PF’s Chairperson for Information and Publicity wondered why the Ministry has failed to resolve the issue of lack of medicines and medical supplies and how the firing of Dr Magwende will resolve the continued shortage of medical supplies.
Mr. Nakacinda stated that the dismissal of Dr. George Magwende is a mere scapegoat to the deep crisis prevalent at the Ministry further urging the republican president to fire the current minister Syvia Masebo.