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By Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) has commended President Edgar Lungu’s decision to fire Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya in the wake of the Honeybee Scandal.

TIZ Executive Director Maurice Nyambe said the move is the first steps towards cleaning of the rot that appears to be deeply rooted at the Ministry of Health.

Mr Nyambe said law enforcement agencies should open investigations into Dr Chilufya’s role in the Honeybee Scandal and should he be found culpable, he should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

“We hope this will not be the only action we see in response to the scandal. Dismissing Dr Chilufya should be the end game over this as they are several layers to this scandal,” he said.

Yesterday President Lungu terminated the appointment of the Mansa Lawmaker and replaced him with Bwana Mkubwa Member of Parliament Jonas Chanda another Medical Doctor.