Zamtel MD Mwanakatwe to award himself Billions Kwacha contract

mupangaZAMTEL Managing Director Mupanga Mwanakatwe has formed a company together with Chief Technical Officer Sydney Mupeta and the two are now pressuring procurement department to award it contract to provide power services to the government owned Telecommunications Company.
The services to be provided by the named company will include supplying diesel to over 300 base stations across the country. The deal will earn Mupanga and Mupeta at least a billion Kwacha per month.
Mupanga has since instructed Zamtel’s Chief Financial Officer, who is also believed to be an interested party to ensure that the company gets single sourcing clearance from ZPPA.
Recently Mupeta in collision with Senior Manager-Fixed Access Jason Mwanza terminated the contracts for Power Unit Manager Chomba and his engineers and technicians claiming Zamtel no longer required services of the unit.
According to sources within Lamya House, Mwanza who has become the blue-eyed boy for Mupeta was asked to write the justification to dissolve the entire power unit and recommend for sourcing the services from private contractors.
The source added that last year Chomba had offered to resign from his position but management convinced him to stay on as his job was critical to the company.
“Why has management suddenly changed that they no longer need the services of the same unit which only months was said to be critical to the company,” the source queried.
“Obviously it is to facilitate for Mupanga and Mupeta company to offer the services and share the money. The level of corruption in Zamtel is getting worse and worse.”
The power unit was in charge of powering all Zamtel equipment and utilities including Base Station dotted all over the country.
Mupanga has a record of awarding contracts to his companies and firms owned by his associates and relatives.
In November last year, without following procurement procedures, Mupanga influenced the booking of his small lodge called Eagles Rest in Siavonga for a Zamtel Strategic workshop.
Mupanga’s guesthouse was paid millions of Kwacha for EXCO members accommodation and in inflated restaurant and bar bills.
In another development, a Zamtel Engineer who sought anonymity has expressed worry at the incompetence of CTO Mupeta and his “chola boy” Jason Mwanza.
The engineer disclosed that Mupeta together with Mwanza had recently terminated the contracts of engineers and technicians in Livingstone but within a few weeks they were forced to re-engage most of them as the staff that remained were unable to resolve fixed network fault.
“They terminated contracts for most critical staff including for the Regional Engineer Ndiwa but remember, recently there was a huge fault to the network leading to Livingstone Airport, they did not have technicians to fix it so they had to recall most of people they declared redundancy,” the Engineer said.
“We do not understand what is in the mind of our CTO, he clearly does not understand fixed network, the previous CTO did not understand the network but he was always consulting and not pretending to know the way Mupeta is behaving.”

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76 Responses to "Zamtel MD Mwanakatwe to award himself Billions Kwacha contract"

  1. ZAMTEL CEO-MUPANGA MWANAKATWE  January 20, 2013 at 14:06

    IMWE BAFIKALA..YOUR GOVERNMENT HAS REFUSED ME TO EMPLOY THE RETRENCHED WORKERS DO YOU UNDERSTAND YOU IDIOTS.I COME FROM A RICH BACKGROUND..MY FATHER,MY WIFE ,MY SIBLINGS WE ARE ALL EDUCATED,,,IAM HERE TO MAKE MY MONEY..FOR ME ITS MORE MONEY IN MY POCKETS…GO AND COMPLAIN TO PEOPLE YOU VOTED FOR OK..YOUR PF GOVERNMENT CAME TO PICK ME FROM EUROPE COZ HERE YOU ARE ALL DULL CHAPS…ITS MY TIME TO CHEW…I KNOW THAT JASON IS MISLEADING ME ON STAFFING LEVELS ESPECIALLY IN TRANSMISSION,EXTERNAL AND POWER.BUT HIS TIME WILL COME ALSO…FOR NOW LET ME CONSULT WITH HR AND I WILL LET YOU KNOW THE FATE OF THE RETRENCHED WORKERS….

  2. ZAMTEL CEO-MUPANGA MWANAKATWE  January 20, 2013 at 13:42

    IMWE BAFIKALA…YOU ARE JUST WASTING YOUR ENERGIES COMPLAINING ABOUT ME AND ZAMTEL…I COME FROM A HIGH CLASS FAMILY..MY WIFE IS MD,IAM MD,MY FATHER WAS A BOSS ALL MY CHILDREN ARE AT SHOOLS IN EUROPE…AND THE PF JUST BROUGHT ME HERE FROM EUROPE TO COME AND CHEW ..IF YOU THINK I CAME TO SORT OUT YOUR ISSUES YOU ARE MISTAKEN,,,I SIMPLY CAME TO MAKE MY MONEY..AND I WILL USE THE OPPORTUNITY AS LONG AS I AM ZAMTEL CEO.WHAT EVER YOU SAY NO ONE WILL LITSEN…ZAMTEL IS MY FARM NOW…PF CANNOT TOUCH ME BECAUSE THEY CAME TO PLEAD FOR ME IN EUROPE.THE GOVERNMENT HAS REFUSED TO ALLOW US TO RE-EMPLOY FORMER WORKERS WHO WERE RETRENCHED IN 2010 SO WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO IMWE BAFIKALA..YOU ARE ALL IDIOTS INSTEAD OF ATTACKING ME YOU SHOULD DIRECT YOUR COMPLAINTS TO MR KABIMBA,WILLIE NSANDA OR MR SATA HIMSELF…FOR NOW I WILL RUN ZAMTEL THE WAY I FEEL.AFTER ALL COME 2016 I WONT BE HERE JUST LIKE MY EMPLOYERS….SO NEXT TIME WATCH OUT YOU IDIOTS…I KNOW THAT JASON MWANZA IS MISLEADING ME ALTHOUGH HE THINKS THAT I BELIEVE IN HIM….VERY SOON I WILL CRACK THE WHIP AND MAKE MY OWN DECISIONS….ITS TRUE THE TECHNICAL WORK FORCE NEEDS RE-ENFORCEMENT IN TRANSMISSION,EXTERNAL AND POWER…WILL BE BACK LET ME GO AND DISCUSS WITH THE HUMAN RESOURCE DIRECTOR…..SO WAIT BAFIKALA….

  3. CAPE VERDE  January 20, 2013 at 11:23

    There are people who understand Zamtel. E.g. Wood Simbeye, Nick Mwazya,Charles Chomba, Joseph Banda, Lincoln Chanda, and a number of technicians currently on the street. Chase those bald heads out of town!

    • mulongoti  January 20, 2013 at 16:36

      but those have worked for zamtel without changing it. so their so called understanding is wrong.

      • real zamtel  January 20, 2013 at 17:17

        DONT CONFUSE ISSUES..KK AND UNIP SET UP ZAMTEL WITH A CLEAR VISION…KK WENT FURTHER TO EVEN SET UP ZAMTEL COLLEGE..WHEN TELECEL/MTN AND ZAMCEL/AIRTEL CAME ON BOARD THEY ALL POACHED TECHNICIANS AND ENGINEERS FROM ZAMTEL BECAUSE THEY WERE SIMPLY THE BEST.ZAMTEL COLLAPSE WAS NOT CAUSED BY WORKERS .IT WAS RATHER CAUSED BY GOVERNMENT WHO FAILED TO PAY FOR THE BILLS ACCRUED.MIND YOU AS FORMER ZAMTEL EMPLOYEES WE KNOW WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT..ZAMTEL WAS JUST POLITICIZED AND ITS JUST THAT RB,DORA AND RB SONS SAW A LOOP HOLE AND SOLD IT…THE BEST FOR NOW IS TO REORGANIZE ZAMTEL….SIMPLY RECALL SOME TECHNICIANS AND ENGINEERS WHO ARE QUALIFIED SO THAT ZAMTEL CAN FIND ITS FOOT.RIGHT NOW ZAMTEL IS DEAD…..JUST VISIT ZAMTEL OFFICES ON THE COPPERBELT….

  4. TECHNOCRATS  January 20, 2013 at 11:18

    Wood Simbeye can do better. Forget about his not being a political cadre.

  5. TECHNOCRATS  January 20, 2013 at 11:16

    Patali bakaamba. Some Zamtel yards are just full of snakes. If you asked these chaps what their plans are, no answer. These characters must know that we know more about them that they can imagine. No one can imagine that more than 15 engineers can be on the streets just because of Jason Mwanza. Is he the perfect engineer? How different is he from the other engineers he has fired? The answer is that he is power hungry. He wants to block everyone. Although his name is most prominent, he is not the only one among the so-called Senior Managers behaving funny. The other chaps are just lucky that their names are not being mentioned, but we know them. This Mupanga also, ahaha. His father was not like this. Who does he take after kanshi? The other problem with us Zambians is that we think leadership runs in families. Just because Mr John Mwanakatwe was a great man, then all his daughters and sons are great people. Wrong!

  6. Astrida Maimbo  January 20, 2013 at 07:33

    Those are wrong Chief Executive Officer, Ask Joshua Zulu , the Current Managing Director for Joen Enterprises and Engineering Contractors of Mazabuka, how he was frustrated when he was Engineer southern Province in Celtel. He will assure you that , Mupanga is not MD Material.

    Go to Eve Banda, go to Amon Jere, Go to James Mwenya , Go to lydia bwalya, he is a frustrator not team builder, because he wants to reap.

  7. SECRET INFO  January 20, 2013 at 06:48

    ZAMTEL IS SINKING VERY FAST…LOOK AT ZAMTEL CHINGOLA,MUFULIRA,KITWE NDOLA,SOLWEZI…ALL MY GOD.ALL THESE ZAMTEL PLACES MENTIONED ABOVE HAVE BECOME WHITE ELEPHANTS…ALL THESE PLACES APPEAR DEAD.PEOPLE DO NOT EVEN VISIT THESE OFFICES THE WAY IT WAS PREVIOUSLY..HIGHLY QUALIFIED TECHNICIANS AND ENGINEERS HAVE BEEN RETRENCHED BY ONE JASON MWANZA AND THE GOVERNMENT IS QUITE…SHAME..WE WUD LIKE TO URGE GOVERNMENT TO BRING BACK MOST OF THE RETRENCHED QUALIFIED STAFF ESPECIALLY TECHS AND ENGINEERS…MR JASON MWANZA ALONE CAN NOT SHAPE THE DESTINY OF ZAMTEL..LET THE POLITICIANS AND THE GOVERNMENT WAKE UP TO THIS FACT.RE EMPLOY THE QUALIFIED ENGINEERS AND TECHS WHO WERE RETRENCHED FROM 2010..INEXPERIENCED TECHNICAL STAFF CANNOT SORT OUT ZAMTEL WOES… THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD IMMEDIATELY ADVISE MR MWANAKATWE ON THIS ISSUE..BECAUSE ULTIMATELY THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE BLAMED IN THE LONG RUN BECAUSE OF FEW INDIVIDUALS LIKE MR JASON MWANZA.

  8. antifoolish checker  January 19, 2013 at 21:26

    THEY HAVE BEEN MISUSING ABOUT 60 FIXED ACCESS TECHNICIANS A VERY POWERFUL TEAM TO REVAMP LANDLINE NETWORK IN KITWE,NDOLA AND LUSAKA WHO HAVE BEEN SIGNING 3 MONTHS CONTRACTS SINCE SEPTEMBER 2011 TO 28th Jan 2013…..
    WHY NOT EMPLOYING THE POWERFUL TEAM….BUT JASON KEEPS ON MISUSING THEM WITH POOR CONDITIONS…..SLAVERY IN ZAMTEL.
    JASON PRETENDS AS IF EVERYTHING IS OKAY AND SINCE HE IS THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF….ABASHALA THEY DANCE TO HIS DIZZY TUNES……….

    PLEASE STOP SLAVERY….SURPRISING ENOUGH GOVERNMENT HAS KEPT QUIET ON THIS SENSITIVE MATTER COZ THESE PEOPLE HAVE WORKED FOR A CONTINUOUS PERIOD OF 7 MONTHS…..LABOUR LAW DIED ALONG TIME AGO .

    AND AS IF THIS IS NOT ENOUGH,THEY ARE THREATENED TO BE FIRED IF THEY COMPLAIN TO BOSSES AND THEIR PAY DAY IS NOT KNOWN……

    GUYZ DONT WORRY ONE DAY U WIL SMILE WHO KNOWS THINGS ARE UNFOLDING NOW…MWALIKOSA PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE TEAM BIG UP….MWALIKOSA AND U HAVE WORKED FOR THESE UNAPPRECIATIVE ZAMTEL IDIOTS.

  9. antifoolish checker  January 19, 2013 at 21:08

    where is Mr Woods Simbeye….to clean the mess or else fucking Jason wil sink the company….mumpanga and mupeta they know nothing…..abt zamtel…JASON,MUPETA AND MUMPANGA SHOULD GO..
    FOR YO OWN FUCKING INFO MUPETA WAS SEEN WITH THE CHINESE TALKING BUSINESS TO INSTALL GSM EQUIPMENTS AND REMOVE THE NEWLY INSTALLED HUAWEI EQUIP IN ALL STATIONS…BALEFWAYA UKULYAMO…..JASON IS USED AS SPY AND FUEL OF THE TOP MANAGEMENT.ALL THESE MANAGERS ARE NOT HEARD KANOFYE BA JASON.
    GOVERNMEENT MADE A FUCK UP WHEN THEY APPOINTED MUMPANGA INSTEAD OF WOODS SIMBEYE….THESE GUYZ ARE USING LAPGREEN TRICKS AND LIBYANS NEVER BOGHT ANY EQUIPMENT AS ALL THE SYSTEM WAS BOUGHT ON CREDIT UNDER SIMON TEMBO’S REGIME…THE FIBER OPTIC EQUIP WAS BOUGHT IN 2008….ASK ME….LAPGREEN WAS THE WORST SUCKER AND TAUGHT JASON WHO IS ALSO TEACHING MUPETA AND HIS FRIEND….

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