Sampa canes PS

By MAIL STAFFER

DEPUTY Minister of Finance Miles Sampa has strongly warned Permanent Secretary Felix Nkulukusa to work in line with the Patriotic Front government ethos and accused him of blocking the new Bank of Zambia Law on foreign currency.

The Sunday Mail can reveal that Mr Sampa, after being “grossly¬† frustrated” repeatedly by Mr Nkulukusa as he tried to execute Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda’s instructions, even threatened to resign.

The differences between the two senior government officials emanate from the new Bank of Zambia law that gives the government powers to regulate and monitor the outflow and inflow of foreign currency.

According to Mr Sampa’s letter to Mr Nkulukusa, the permanent secretary has decided to “sit” on documentation relating to the new law without any proper explanation even after instructions from Mr Chikwanda.