>>From The Post of 19/08/97
>Katele's ZAMNET shares understated
>By Dickson Jere
>Post investigations have revealed that University of Zambia (UNZA)
>vice-chancellor Professor Andrew Siwela had misled the UNZA and Copperbelt
>University commission of inquiry commissioners on the percentage of ZAMNET
>shares that he had given to health minister Katele Kalumba.
>Professor Siwela, in his earlier submission to the commission, said
>Kalumba was given 12.5 per cent free shares in ZAMNET communication
>Investigations carried out by The Post has revealed that Kalumba has 25
>per cent shares in ZAMNET, and not 12.5 per cent as claimed by Professor
>And a check on Kalumba's file of declaration of assets at the Chief Justice
>chambers also showed that the health minister had declared a 25 per cent
>holding in ZAMNET.
>In 1995 when Kalumba was appointed deputy Minister of Health, he declared a
>business interest in ZAMNET.
>"ZAMNET communication- 25 per cent shares,'' read part of Kalumba's
>declaration of assets list.
>In 1996 when he was appointed health minister, Kalumba declared his
>business shares in ZAMNET jointly with another company called Mutila.
>Professor Siwela last week told the commission during "cross examination"
>that ZAMNET was formed using aid money from the World Bank in the UNZA's
>effort to increase contact and dealings with other learning institutions
>for the purposes of strengthening distance education. He said the
>communication venture was actively handled by Kalumba, who was then a
>lecturer at UNZA, as a project for the School of Medicine.
>Professor Siwela said the condition for the World Bank finance was that the
>UNZA holds only 51 per cent shares in the venture which led to his
>decision to allocate himself and deputy vice chancellor Professor Jorry
>Mwanachanya 25 per cent shares in their personal capacities.
>"We also decided to let Dr. Katele Kalumba hold 12.5 per cent shareholding
>because he was the one who had negotiated for the funding,'' Professor
>Siwela told the commission last week.
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