President Edgar Lungu has this morning fired embattled Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary for Administration Kakulubelwa Mulalelo with immediate effect and has since sworn in Emmanuel Ngulube to replaced her.
Ms. Mulalelo is among those at the centre of the Honeybee mischief in which defective condoms and gloves were supplied and distributed in health facilities across the country. The scandal has seen a number of substandard drugs being recalled for not meeting standards. A source has told Zibani Zambia that the shake up in the Ministry could not just end with the Minister and has not ended with the Permanent Secretary but is yet to claim more victims from within the Procurement Directorate including the Head of Procurement and others. The source hinted that it is more than likely ZAMRA management may face a similar fate due to their lackluster approach to managing import and distribution of drugs which should have been thoroughly checked before being accepted into the country of distributed to hospitals.
President Lungu has also fired Ministry of Tourism Permanent Secretary Auxilia Ponga who has been replaced by Patrick Antonio Lungu.