DR KATELE Kalumba says he is surprised that Professor Clive Chirwa made demands that were beyond what Zambia Railways could afford to give him, especially that the company has not been productive for many years.
And the Institute of Directors (IoD) says appointing boards after a chief executive officer has been employed is a recipe for anarchy in some institutions as reporting lines are distorted.
Dr Kalumba, a former foreign affairs minister in the MMD government, said Prof Chirwa did not come to Zambia to amass wealth but to sacrifice a little in order to resuscitate Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL).
Zambia Railways is pending investigations following accusations and counter-accusations of abuse and corruption by the board and Prof Chirwa.
The board and Prof Chirwa have since been suspended indefinitely, pending investigations by the Anti Corruption Commission.