Zambia’s Sata appoints new anti-corruption head


Zambia’s new President Michael Sata has appointed a new head of the country’s anti-graft agency, a statement said continuing his purge of members of the previous administration of Rupiah Banda.

“His Excellency Mr Michael Chilufya Sata, President of the Republic of Zambia, has appointed Mrs Rosewin Wandi as Director-General of the Anti-Corruption Commission,” a statement issued by a presidential aide said, Reuters reports.

Sata threw a spotlight this week on a number of deals executed under the previous administration, which was criticised for taking a relatively lax line on graft.

As well as investigating state fuel tenders, Sata said he would look at last year’s sale of state-owned fixed line operator Zamtel to Libya’s LAP Green Networks for US$257 million — a deal that Sata questioned from the start.