Frank Bwalya resigns from Zesco board

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Outspoken Catholic Priest Fr. Frank Bwalya has resigned from the ZESCO board with immediate effect where he was a board chairperson without giving reasons.

In his letter to Energy Minister Yamfwa Mukanga and copied to PS George Zulu and ZESCO Managing Director Cyprian Chitundu, Fr. Bwalya only wrote that his resignation had to do with something within his heart.

Kindly be informed that I have resigned as board chairperson of ZESCO Ltd with immediate effect. The reason for my resignation is very personal. It has to do with something within my heart.

The resignation of Fr. Bwalya from the state entity comes barely a few days after the revelations of massive plunder and corruption in another state owned entity Zambia Railways Limited where Prof. Clive Chirwa and his board led by Mark Chona were shown a red card when they differed on who should loot the biggest chunk of the Eurobond cash.

ZESCO is also one of the biggest beneficiaries of the Eurobond cash which PF officials in various entities are scrambling to have a share of it through massive corruption.

Both Energy PS Zulu and ZESCO MD Chitundu were taken by surprise by Fr. Bwalya’s sudden resignation from the state entity which he heavily criticised during campaigns for inefficiency and rampant load-shedding.

In the run up to 2011, general elections Fr. Bwalya campaigned heavily for PF to a point of beheading a live chicken at a public rally symbolising what he termed death of MMD and Rupiah Banda corrupt’s administration.

He ran a red card campaign against the MMD government and was ever putting on red robes and refused to shave his body parts until MMD was defeated.

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153 Responses to Frank Bwalya resigns from Zesco board

  1. Just come out ba priest something is definitely not right kaa. Zambians want to know especially on matters to do with the eurobond. Thats public money. Wina azamangiwa. Chimbwi no-plan is so real.

    Lisema - April 26, 2013
    11:02

  2. typical zambian style;father bwalya should have known that he was dressing a wrong tree when he chose to campain for pf in the first place.as a catholic mysef am so ashamed wth him because he was motivated by trible interest,

    musangu - April 26, 2013
    10:57

  3. I believe fatherless Walya has plundered enough. Clever thief, he wants to run away before all is revealed so he can play innocent. We will get you too if you don’t pay back everything you plundered, even if turn state witness when HH comes into the big office.

    Musi-o-Tunya - April 26, 2013
    10:53

  4. I bet Charlie Sex Mubanga will not resign!b

    wajimona - April 26, 2013
    10:52

    • you mean charlie sex is also zesco board member?

      The inquirer - April 26, 2013
      11:17

      • just imagine

        Mailon - April 26, 2013
        13:06

      • Yes you didn’t know? Yife tikudya naye.Please Charlie take over now as Chair!

        wajimona - April 26, 2013
        13:08

  5. I can never eat holy communion from this ritualist, just imagine wine turning into chicken blOod

    vilifier - April 26, 2013
    10:47

    • The chicken he sacrificed is haunting him day in and day out.

      Brano - April 26, 2013
      10:53

  6. Very interesting. Father Bwalya could not see the very personal reasons when accepting the appointment.

    sk - April 26, 2013
    10:46

  7. THIS IS WHAT PRINCIPLED PEOPLE WITH CLEAR CONSCIENCES DO. THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE WHO CLING TO POWER EVEN IF THEY’VE SEEN SOMETHING WRONG. I’M HAPPY TO KNOW THAT WE STILL HAVE NOBLE AND SINCERE PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY LIKE Rev. Fr. BWALYA WHO CAN RESIGN AND ABANDON POWER AND MONEY WHEN THINGS ARE NOT OKAY.

    Sejer-Lee - April 26, 2013
    10:46

  8. Father Bwalya might have stepped on several toes along the way, inclunding stepping on chickens rights by slaughtering one of their own in a ritualistic manner during the campaign, but i really respect his courage and principle. They are a few men and women who can do that in Zambia today. You have touched my heart Father. I am sure the Almighty God still wants you to serve his Him in a holier way than the worldly way. You have made my day. I heartily congratulate you for your decision.

    Sikufele - April 26, 2013
    10:45

  9. Resignation of a board member is a serious matter that warrants a seriouss explanation from the outgoing Chairman.Reasons like i have resigned on personal reasons are non starters.What is happening fatherless Bwalya?

    victoria falls - April 26, 2013
    10:37

  10. I salute Father Bwalya.

    Sometimes corruption goes to the exent where its “UNBARABLE”. u cant withstand it anymore…!!!

    Always we want to eat but our tell us that this is too much a theft.

    Martin Luther already ” Nothing is greater than our conscience”

    G - April 26, 2013
    10:34

  11. REPLACE HIM WITH ANOTHER RIFF RUFF, FATHER LUONDE!ANYWAY GOOD RIDDANCE!

    DUDE - April 26, 2013
    10:33

  12. He has been bought out of the board by Sata because he was a hinderance to the Plunder of the eurobond by the PF cadres on the board.

    Anti-mal-administrativenisationism - April 26, 2013
    10:31

  13. He is made enough for his children. The Euro Bond is making people rich too quickly

    Shame to the father BUT good for saving part of it!

    Meso - April 26, 2013
    10:29

  14. After mwalyamo ba Bwalya

    Charles - April 26, 2013
    10:27

  15. Wow!!! Maybe this Kola Foundation rebellion is the Real Thing.

    Fougarcon - April 26, 2013
    10:18

  16. Wapya Munzi!!!! Monga viliko bad vintu mwe! Ungasiye nchito chabe so?

    Red Card Campaign - April 26, 2013
    10:17

  17. “Something within my heart”. Well, that is the work of the holy spirit. Jumped at the right time sooner or later the boat is sinking. If you have integrity cannot be at the heart of PF machinery. It is the likes of who Kabimba will defend the system until at the alter.

    Monze - April 26, 2013
    10:17

  18. Fr bwalya made a mistake by acceptin that position,he should have continued being advocate for the poor zambians,
    Even if he resigns that doesn’t change peoples perception of him,he’s a beneficially of PF,who knows maybe he was paid for those massive campaigns for PF

    dataso - April 26, 2013
    10:16

  19. Father Bwalya has seen something wrong.

    jack - April 26, 2013
    10:14

  20. Clive fever, Clive fever.
    We know how to nick it….Yeah
    Gimme that Clive fever, Clive fever.
    We know how to loot it…..yeah

    Kutala - April 26, 2013
    10:13

  21. After stealing from Zesco

    KUMENDA ABILA - April 26, 2013
    10:12

  22. Preservation of integrity at the expense of one’s job. Lol…..

    Inxosana - April 26, 2013
    10:00

  23. Frank boyi. Ba zale twapapata. Nalishiba walikwata courage

    Jerabo - April 26, 2013
    10:00

  24. What was the good man of God doing on the ZESCO Board?. Is he also an engineer, energy physicist, or energy economist or maybe energy socio worker. Don’t we have institutions in the Ministry of Community Development or the Ministry of Education where this good man of God could competently serve.I am glad that at last he has seen how the Zambian career politicians, the people I call career human exploiters and sacrificers had in mind when they appointed him to the ZESCO board.

    Through ZWD I wish to call upon those that have the authority of appointing people to various boards in the the country to be patriotic for once and not to show any tribal, political, or nepotist inclinations. While the idea of constituting boars is honorable and a good one, it is being grossly abused by those in power. even the Zambia Railways Board that was in the papers a few days ago is laughable.

    Another laughable example is the ZAWA Board. All local experts trained in various aspects of natural resources management have been left out of the ZAWA Board. Instead we see whites, lodge managers, traders, local Government lawyers on the ZAWA Board. Surely how do you expect some chap with some training in law from Shibuyunji who was using his law firm to defend poachers and lost all the poaching cases he took to court, now sit and contribute constructively on the ZAWA Board?.

    Mpongo Muleya - April 26, 2013
    09:59

    • maybe you can also ask what Charlie ‘Sex’ Mubanga, an ex D.J is doing sitting on the ZESCO board?

      eagle's eye - April 26, 2013
      16:32

  25. IMWE BANTU SURE, BODY PARTS…..

    chikasha - April 26, 2013
    09:59

    • ha ha ha ha ha, awe sure.

      golo golo - April 26, 2013
      11:10

    • naikonda iyi yeve, body parts. some are in our pants and armpits

      Nozzy - April 26, 2013
      11:59

  26. SOON YOU WILL HEAR HE HAS DEFECTED TO UPND. ACCEPT HIM BUT DONT BRING HIM IN THE INNER CIRCLE.HE IS A SPY OF PF. ARRANGE 1 MILLION ZOOM CAMERAS ON HIM

    Gunduzani - April 26, 2013
    09:57

  27. Body parts indeed… Head, armpits, nvaluvalu…lolest.

    chikasha - April 26, 2013
    09:57

  28. SOON YOU WILL HEAR HE HAS DEFECTED TO UPND. ACCEPT HIM BUT DONT BRING IN THE INNER CIRCLE.HE IS A SPY OF PF. ARRANGE 1MILLION ZOOM CAMERAS ON HIM.

    Gunduzani - April 26, 2013
    09:56

  29. Another Eurobond resignation! But we have to know wether he is resigning in protest because he has seen plunder or because he is being stopped from plundering himself..iwe ka Walya, ok, how much eurobond did you get for yourself?

    Tese Zono - April 26, 2013
    09:55

  30. Hope he has come back to his senses.He should genuinely repent before getting back to the Altar. At the moment he is not worth to called a father.I call upon the Bishops to counsel the gentleman.

    Denilson Motomoto - April 26, 2013
    09:54

  31. TELL US THE CORRUPTION GOING ON AT ZESCO FR BWALYA

    Jr - April 26, 2013
    09:50

  32. Ndeloleshafye….waiting for 2016

    StateHouse - April 26, 2013
    09:43

  33. iwe ka bwalya, do not be a coward, just give reasons. you pose to be upright, but you are spineless.

    bambo - April 26, 2013
    09:41

  34. But Bwalya….. is the eurobond still safe??…we shall’ll chase you physically…

    Edwin-the LITUNGA - April 26, 2013
    09:41

  35. One of very rare cases in this part of the world!

    M.M. - April 26, 2013
    09:40

    • He is being haunted by the chicken he beheaded at that Rally.

      Denilson Motomoto - April 26, 2013
      09:56

  36. I like the Zambian Watchdog, ati “Prof. Clive Chirwa and his board led by Mark Chona differed on who should loot the biggest chunk of the Eurobond cash”.

    LOL!

    Sara - April 26, 2013
    09:38

    • They call a spade, a spade..no beating about the bush…

      Edwin-the LITUNGA - April 26, 2013
      10:10

      • We should appreciate when a principled man works for the disadvantaged and yourselves, unless of course if you are also part of the corrupt. Good move father.

        Simple Observer - April 26, 2013
        11:41

        • If principled means being like Frank WALYA, I’d rather be unprincipled….

          Edwin-the LITUNGA - April 26, 2013
          12:52

    • @Sara, I also liked it, a few days ago they wrote another very interesting one where they said, ” you cannot leave Pro Chirwa, Mark Chona and the Eurobond in the same room”.

      Distant Drums - April 26, 2013
      10:41

    • so it also caught your attention

      Suggestor - April 26, 2013
      10:51

  37. Iliko bad zoona. These ZWD chaps have a unique way of embarrasing people.

    James - April 26, 2013
    09:36

  38. SOMETHING IS WRONG HERE.THE FATHER HAS ALSO SEEN THE PLUNDER AT ZESCO AS WELL AS CORRUPTION WITHIN THE BOARD.SOURCES INDICATE THAT MR CHITUNDU HAS CLEVERLY SYPHONED CLOSE TO 2.5M USD FROM EUROBOND MONEY .WHEN FATHER BWALYA INDICATED THIS TO THE BOARD HE WAS TURNED DOWN BY SOME BOARD MEMBERS WHO ARE BENEFICIARIES… MAY THE PRESIDENT IMMEDIATELY TAKE ACC TO ZESCO..THE FATHER HAS SEEN MASSIVE PLUNDER.THANK YOU MAN OF GOD.

    real zambiana - April 26, 2013
    09:34

  39. Wamona nomba bwalya, the blood of the chickens you strungled is on your head. Did you surely think you can fight corruption using corrupt means?

    Tese Zono - April 26, 2013
    09:34

  40. NO NO NO ULULA FIRST, RED CARDDED YOURSELF B4 ENDING LOAD SHEDDING TWAKANA!

    chief ADVISOR - April 26, 2013
    09:31

  41. I need the phone number for HH our next president please, somebody send it.

    mangani - April 26, 2013
    09:31

  42. The main problem is; the person who appoints these chaps.

    Umumbulu - April 26, 2013
    09:30

  43. Probably Mr Bwalya couldn’t stand the rampant daylight corrupt practices he was witnessing on a daily basis. He will spill the beans sooner rather than later.

    The London Eye - April 26, 2013
    09:29

  44. Ahh kabutuka ka mudala aka! no..no..no..not before ending the massive loadshedding which he campaigned so much against before PF came to power with his RED CARD slogan.jUST What has gone wrong? Has he realised the massive corruption and how impossible it was to make positive change impact?

    chief ADVISOR - April 26, 2013
    09:28

  45. Well done ba priest ur consience cant be free when your masters are stealing from the poor,obviously na nkuku yamene munajuba mukosi yayamba kumisekani…2016 here comes Hakainde Hichilema.

    Magwazavi - April 26, 2013
    09:24

  46. Lol ifiko…….He ran a red card campaign against the MMD government and was ever putting on red robes and refused to shave his body parts until MMD was defeated.

    Fr Bwalya - April 26, 2013
    09:24

  47. Another plunder story coming .Naku Zesco zasila ndalama!clive fever

    mangani - April 26, 2013
    09:24

  48. EVEN TENDERS ARE ONLY AWARDED TO PF THUGS WELL DONE FATHER BWALYA.LET SATA APOINT JUDGE NGOMA AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD.

    The stupid one - April 26, 2013
    09:23

  49. Ati refused to shave his body PARTS! iliko bad

    mangani - April 26, 2013
    09:22

  50. Ati refused to shave his boy PARTS! iliko bad.

    mangani - April 26, 2013
    09:21

    • imagine ati body parts!…instead of just saying beards!

      twoo - April 26, 2013
      09:50

    • Yes amaso!

      sido - April 26, 2013
      09:54

      • armpits as well

        Nozzy - April 26, 2013
        12:01