A woman who came out strongly backing Minister of Agricuture, Irrigation and Water Development George Chaponda in the infamous ‘maizegate’ saga has herself been named in the K2.4 billion ‘Tevetgate’ scandal.
Joyce Chitsulo held a news conference a fortnight ago along with Chief Kaomba of Kasungu attacking other local civil society organisations and non governmental organisations of wasting money in attacking Chaponda whom they said was innocent in the whole Zambia maize saga.
Chitsulo said she single handedly funded the news conference.
It has now transpired that Chitsulo is the founder and executive director of Tsogolo Langa Skills Development Project which got an illegal funding of K2.4 billion from Tevet which has led to the forced leave of Tevet executive director Ndione Chauluka and two others.
Nyasa Times investigations show that Chauluka, director of Training Programs Modesto Gomani and director of Finance Elwin Sichola agreed with Chitsulo to siphon off the money from Tevet.
She then founded the Tsogolo Langa Skills Development centre in her home district, Neno which has been used as a conduit for the Tevet stolen money.
It is yet to be seen how Chaponda will bail her out probably in a scratch my back because I scratched yours deal.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :