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PF Media Director Sets Record Straight on Dr Miti Appointment

HIS EXCELLENCY DR EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU’S APPOINTMENT OF SECRETARY TO CABINET IS SPOT ON

By Sunday Chilufya Chanda

“We challenge Akafumba to avail Zambians Magistrate Zulu’s judgment where Dr Miti was cited. Malicious elements have been attempting to paint a state witness as the person who was in the dock. This is extremely regrettable and must be condemned by all.”

INTRODUCTION

The impulsive immaturity and malice of some opposition figures and a section of civil society is so predictable.

They have made it a habit of opposing each and every policy decision or appointment that the Patriotic Front Government of His Excellency Dr Edgar Chagwa Lungu makes. They routinely oppose everything using half-baked information and most often without any facts at all.

 

  1. AKAFUMBA’S INCONVENIENT AND MALICIOUS IGNORANCE

 

They say” ignorance is bliss” but the degree of ignorance displayed by NDC Vice President Joseph Akafumba on the appointment of Dr Miti as Secretary to the Cabinet is shockingly amiss!

To whom much is given; much is expected. Akafumba is from the legal profession and he must not shoot in the dark as Counsel.

Contrary to the deliberately misleading mis-information being peddled by Akafumba and his ilk as well as some isolated malicious CSO’s; Dr Miti has never been fired, charged or prosecuted for any corruption allegation.

The following are the facts:

  1. AKAFUMBA ET AL ARE TRYING TO SULLY A STATE WITNESS AS A PERSON IN THE DOCK

Akafumba is being malicious by attempting to paint a state witness (Dr Miti) as the person who was in the dock is extremely regrettable and must be condemned by all.

  1. DR MITI HAS NEVER APPEARED BEFORE ANY COURT TO ANSWER CHARGES

Dr. Miti being a state witness in the Kapoko case has never been charged nor ever appeared before any court to answer any charges; no police officer has ever arrested and charged him.

  1. ACC CONFIRMS THAT DR MITI HAS NEVER BEEN SANCTIONED FOR ANY OFFENCE

An Anti-Corruption Commission press query way back confirmed that Dr Miti has never faced or been sanctioned for any other offence whatsoever- whether real or assumed. We ask them to re-engage ACC once again.

  1. PRESIDENT SATA LATER APPOINTED DR MITI AS PS PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS AFTER BEING CLEARED BY ACC

Akafumba and his ilk appear to have selective amnesia. They have conveniently forgotten that having been cleared of any allegations of wrong doing by the Anti-Corruption Commission, the late President Sata appointed Dr Miti as PS Parliamentary affairs under the Office of the Vice President Dr. Guy Scott.

 

  1. DR MITI HAS AN IMPECCABLE PUBLIC SERVICE CAREER RECORD

Dr Simon Kamwendo Miti’s impeccable Public Service career of more than 30 years as a versatile Public Administrator, Skills Development Manager, Resourceful Political Advisor and Medical Doctor to occupant of the highest office in the land places him in a unique position to effectively and efficiently execute the functions of the office of secretary to the Cabinet.

  1. DR MITI IS A PARAGON OF EXEMPLARY SERVICE – HE IS THE LONGEST SERVING PRIVATE SECRETARY & CURRENTLY THE MOST EXPERIENCED AT PS LEVEL

He has served with devotion for 17 years making him one of the longest – if not the longest serving Private Secretary and the most experienced official at Permanent Secretary Level.

Dr Miti is currently is qualified to hold position of Secretary to Cabinet. The Constitution of Zambia under article 176 (3) prescribes that person should have atleast ten (10) years as Permanent Secretary or equivalent.

  1. DR MITI IS A TRUE PATRIOT WHO HAS DILIGENTLY SERVED HEADS OF STATE

Dr Miti is a true patriot who has diligently served his country through his service to Heads of State including Dr. Frederick Jacob Titus Chiluba, the late Levy Patrick Mwanawasa, Rupiah Bwezani Banda, the late Michael Chilufya Sata and now the incumbent His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu. He served the late Mwanawasa faithfully and stayed with him until his death.

  1. DR MITI RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SUE FOR MALICIOUS FALSEHOODS

As a member of the legal fraternity, Akafumba and his type should be aware that Dr Miti reserves the right to sue for slander/ libel concerning any malicious false hoods about him that malevolent elements may attempt to peddle.

  1. CONCLUSION

We challenge Akafumba him to avail Zambians Magistrate Zulu’s judgment where Dr Miti was cited.

It is immoral and extremely wicked to attempt tarnishing a luminary’s professional image.

The truth will always prevail.

 

The Author is Patriotic Front Media Director

At the Patriotic Front Secretariat

9 Comments

  1. Corruption now will be worse

    Let’s hear from the accused . He must speak for himself .An allegation of this magnitude is very serious . It is only good to have Dr Miti speak for himself .

  2. Saimbwende

    It’s simple let Akafumba avail the magistrate documents on Dr MITI Chanda is right don’t fall in the trap of Fred Post Mmembe who used to bully people around with his post corrupt rug the guy claimed to be a saint and yet he was the opposite Let Aafumba respond with facts not lies iam out

  3. Pascal Chola

    MR AKAFUMBA PLIZ THIS IS EVIDENCE
    THE Lusaka Magistrates’ Court has ordered the arrest of President Edgar Lungu’s principal private secretary Dr Simon Miti in the interest of justice to answer to corruption related charges brought out at the time he served as Ministry of Health permanent secretary.

    And the court has convicted former Ministry of Health human resources officer Henry Kapoko and four others for stealing over K6.8 million from the government and reserved sentencing to today.

    Choma-based magistrate Exnorbit Zulu, who was sitting in Lusaka, said it was not too late to arrest Dr Miti and present him before court to also answer to the corruption-related charges.
    WHAT ELSE ARE YOU DEFENDING HERE I HAVE NOT ADDED OR SUBTRACT THESE ARE FACT YOU ARE WAITING FOR FROM NDC Veep

  4. Mpemba Nkule

    Let me tell you that there is no smoke with out fire!Miti must be reprobed and Kapoko be a State witness.

  5. Fisunge

    Pascal chola I think you Shud go through the evidence that you have availed to the public is that evidence of conviction or evidence of implication if you read carefully you will hear that because of being implicated by kapoko the court ordered the arrest of miti who defended him self well if you go deeper in your evidence of suspicion you will get it clearly that the guilt was convicted in this case kapoko and 4others miti was set free which means he had no case to answer so tell us now which judge convicted miti and when muleumfwikisha when reading that’s you fail the exam involvement and implication are two different things

  6. DEEP THROAT

    To me, it is like the opposition parties don’t want to win an election
    Please, allow me to talk to my Brother, Sylvester.
    Hi my Bro,
    Have you tried to buy tomatoes of late? It is selling at K2.50 each. You get 4 for K10.
    Eggs are whole selling at K30 a tray, up from K27.
    You must see our women marketeers roming around small holder farms looking for produce, now that the Chinese won bring their produce to the market.
    Mark this my Brother, the price indices from CSO will go up by minimum 5% in a single month.
    Why? You know the answer already.
    Who runs the markets?

  7. Daniel Banda

    It would seem the truth night be eclipsed by lack of lack of reality. Did those who have facts about this Corruption’s evidence have to wait for the promotion? How credible is evidence lacking specific details of how much is involved and dates of the occurrence of the Corruption as well as the trial details that found the individual guilty. Be serious with issues if you have to convince people. Mind you not everyone is ignorant about how things must happen. Usually a judgment has details recorded and coded with number and alphabetical letters. Would you mind to support your case with these details rather than speculate.

  8. Vbm

    Guys, u forget quite easily. I May not know happenings at ministry of healthy when miti served as PS and kapoko conviction. But do u know that pf and sata family have consistently been appreciating miti for saving life of data when he suffered a stroke in 2007? Miti braved enmity then of sata and Levy to go and tell the latter of the former z illness and that he needed to be evacuated to south African. He risked his job as health PS because in fact he went to disturb levy when he was in a gym at chamba valley. So it is. i rest my cáse because of sata was left to die prematurely without miti z intervention pf would not have had a formidable presidential

    • Vbm

      Cont from precious posting… Candidate against mmd and so would not have won elections in 2011 and would not have been in power today.

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