Clive Chirwa vindicated

Professor Clive Chirwa the embattled Zambia Railways managing director has been vindicated over major allegations the defunct board raised against him.

Mr Douglas Syakalima former law maker said the board did not know that Prof Chirwa was working and making decisions in line with what the appointing authority wanted.

Mr Syakalima explained that all the matters that the suspended chief executive officer raised had the full blessings of government and was performing his duties under instructions.

He cited the transfer of the company’s headquarters from Kabwe to Lusaka which was blamed on Chirwa but was in fact government policy.

He said even though the Anti Corruption Commission moved in to probe allegations levelled against him, it would not yield positive results as the Commission could not work against the President. He said such inference in the operations of the investigative wing had rendered the institution toothless and nothing tangible could come out of it as the results would always favour the executive.

“The ACC is a corrupt institution because they only act when they are told who to investigate. It is a useless institution that will not take Zambia anywhere. What about the Commissions of inquiry that were constituted?

“The fuel saga, where some minister cannot be investigated because the ACC needs to be instructed by Sata. Any well meaning Zambian should ask what nonsense this is. These people are just a bunch of crooks because they do not respect the courts and it is most likely they have a hand in what is going on at Zambia Railways.” He said.

Mr Syakalima said the PF government was fully aware of what was going on at the Railway Company but decided to keep quite when Pro Chirwa was being unfairly accused.

He said the former board accused Prof Chirwa of a lot of things without knowing that things were approved by government that signed a contract with the former chief executive.

The former law maker said Zambians would need to remind Mr Sata of all these things he was doing and that it was evident that someone in government was planning to have a share in the railway company.