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FRA Boss Matongo Fired

David Matongo

The Food Reserve Agency (FRA) Board has terminated the employment contract of the Executive Director, David Matongo with immediate effect.

FRA Board Chairperson Guy Robinson in a statement released to QFM News says the decision to terminate Mr Matongo’s contract was arrived at during a Board Meeting held at the Food Reserve House today.

Mr Robinson says the Board has since appointed the Agency Secretary and Legal Counsel, Chola Alex Kafwabulula, to act as Executive Director for administrative purposes only.

He says the Board has thanked Mr. Matongo for the services rendered to the Agency and wished him the best in all his future endeavours.

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44 Responses to FRA Boss Matongo Fired

  1. Moonga

    August 23, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    This is PF gov.No sacred cow or corruption.This is the gov we have been waiting for.Hungry Hyena and his stupit cadres i pity u.VIVA PF!!!

  2. Momo

    August 23, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    More money in their pockets, CINJA ZINA UNKALE NA JOB ZIKO YABA BEMBA

  3. Moonga

    August 23, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    @Mono ndiwe chipuba galu iwe.Im a pure Tonga but im a die hard PF Supporter and i will never support Hungry Hyena and upnd.U are the same i.d.i.o.t.s that make us Tongas look as if we are tribalists.PF is not for Bembas Chi IMBWA iwe grow up.VIVA PF!!!

  4. wizard

    August 23, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Its true momo uli chipuba.What do u mean ati chinja zina?U are indeed a dog jst like your under5 kadansa.We love PF gov and Sata so nothing wil change that fact.If life sucks,hang yourself chizende iwe.

  5. Momo

    August 23, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    I won’t insults u back i ll only pray for u. God loves u

  6. Kalapashi

    August 23, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    This is a corruption free government so careful! This is not RB’s corrupt gov.Nimwa Sata muno.Bravo my presido and PF at large.We are cleaning…..

  7. Moonga

    August 23, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Iwe just shut up ndiwe chipuba chabe.So u mean God allows umungulu?Just close your anus and sleep.

  8. mambala

    August 23, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Manje, what is the reason for the termination?

  9. Mwanarob

    August 23, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Yes. What is the reason for the termination?

  10. soccer

    August 24, 2012 at 4:54 am

    yu pipo the same maize goes,and comes back with one scale at the site pipo complains not so.

  11. RB

    August 24, 2012 at 6:10 am

    Matongo sorry taata go back to the land there is no need for you to be in town any more!

  12. ABAKONZI

    August 24, 2012 at 6:49 am

    David,reasons for firing you are not given here but I think you have reduced sitting in the office and taking actual tours around zambia to see how FRA was running.Look at how farmers are sleeping at depots,slabs not completed,one scale per depot.Come on my brother,you facked up by drinking coffee at office while things are falling apart out there.Yes if a person is not performing just fire them and I hope Sata will extend this to his failure ministers and PS’s.We have talked a lot in zambia now its time to work and those dragging us back,simple just fire the I.diots

  13. HIS MASTER'S VOICE

    August 24, 2012 at 6:51 am

    THIS IS A DISASTER!

    WE SHOULD STOP SENDING THESE WRONG SIGNALS TO THE WORLD BY STABLE APPOINTMENTS OF CORRUPT FREE PEOPLE WITH INTEGRITY, EXPERIENCED IN IN INPUT AND MAIZE MARKETING.

    EQUALLY POSITIONS ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS SHOULD HAVE BEEN ADVERTISED SO THAT ONLY INDIVIDUALS WITH A STRATEGIC VISION IN THIS AGRICULTURE SUB SECTOR ARE IDENTIFIED AND APPOINTED.

    APPOINTING INDIVIDUALS USING ANY OTHER CRITERIA WILL TAKE ZAMBIA MANY YEARS TO DEVELOP!

    THIS IS FREE ADVISE. TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT.

  14. Pye Pye Pye

    August 24, 2012 at 7:57 am

    Objection!!

    Tumfweko can u dig deep and give us details on why this man has ahd his contract terminated?

    Otherwise pipo will end up insulting each other for nothing. Give us reaons why a Bemba is appointed instead of other tribes?

    I rest my case.

  15. clifford muzyamba

    August 24, 2012 at 8:21 am

    I believe the ERA of insults should be left in da past people lets debate as mature people,i believe Mr Matongo was fired coz of something that the board felt compelled to do so. Lets give this issue sometime, i believe he will tell the nation the truth which made him relieved of his job. I request the board to tell the nation what transpered. goodmorning poeple

  16. Bwalys B

    August 24, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Lets comment but not insult. Sata is president, an elder and deserves respect from all Zambians. Zambia can hear and respect your views without any iota of insult. I thank all those Zambians who can comment without insulting. Lets build a culture of objective talking and respect for elders and fellow citizens. Follow my advice and our country will develop and be always at peace. Lets not hide behind internet and our pseudo names to throw X rated verbals at each other. We meet in pubs and other public places and share the joy of our football teams winning and the cheers are so loud. That moment no one asks which tribe, political party or origin. All that we do is jump up and down. How sweet that is. Lets employ that same culture in the political field. Right now its not pleasing at all.Too many careless comments on the internet. I urge all the people who send comments to be champions of peace and preach love in the country. Internet is a powerful tool that can build a nation. So i urge all to reflect and think of sending good comments that will build our country.

  17. Malchi

    August 24, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Maybe its something he said without checking with the Board? We want the reason pliz

  18. taliban

    August 24, 2012 at 8:59 am

    when people told you they will just use and dump you for being non-bemba you thought it was a lie..see what has happened now..?

  19. Zeb Mpingannjira

    August 24, 2012 at 9:40 am

    His firing has nothing to do with whether he is Bemba or not, it has everything to do with performance or indeed the corruption that has always characterised maixe marketing.

    Which district was that which recorded the highest number of fraud in maize marketing with some women involved???

    How come slabs for maize storage countrywide have not been completed and even just weighing maize is a probelm, that is inefficiency whether by a Bemba, Tonga or indeed Lozi!!!

  20. LOSING MMD CANDIDATE 2

    August 24, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Yes- FRA was crumbling. Year in year out we have maize rotting at FRA depots and it is throen away. Go to Natuseko Silos in Kabwe – tonnes and tonnes of maize is rotting. Those silos have a very good fumigation system but due to negilgence under MMd, they got obsolete because MMD negleted them thinking by using them they would be promoting the name of UNIP. See the way farmers spend nights in the cold on ques simply because the depot which is receiving the maize has only one scale! Is it too expensive for FRA to buy at least five scale per depot? Come to Natuseko and see the open corruption being practiced by the guys in the weighing department. They have become so bold that they solicit foer bruibes openly. ACC, DEC- where are you?

  21. Mafukeni Mutondo

    August 24, 2012 at 10:03 am

    PF please reposses the FRA sheds rented out. Some are bieng used as slabs for block making while our precious maize is soaked. We can not accept this.Arrest those who have not performed contractual works.Forget the rantings of tribalism.

  22. candid

    August 24, 2012 at 10:09 am

    sata ejoys employing but there are no jobs so kula fireringa fye its share money time he is distributing

  23. Momo

    August 24, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Mr presdo am looking for a job, my names are Bwalya Mutale Chikwanda

  24. PIKE

    August 24, 2012 at 10:32 am

    speculation we do not know the reason why the man has been relieve from his post. Moonga ndiwe galu maning.we do not want diarrhoea of tribalism cikala bantustan.

  25. F2

    August 24, 2012 at 11:02 am

    It in not Sata but the FRA Board ba Kalwe imwe!

  26. joseph mwale

    August 24, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Am now seriously starting to believe that PF only wants bembas in top positions. Quiet alright its the board which fires and hires but they always receive instructions from the government.

  27. SHAME!

    August 24, 2012 at 11:17 am

    BEMBAS ARE tribal in nature.. look at the way they defending tribalism with insults!!!!!defend with facts. we also know that its is easy to insult in Bembas . please think with your brains at times.

  28. Snoopy doggy doggy

    August 24, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Ndetambafye ama comments inee

  29. Jojo

    August 24, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Is it because he had a chat with HH about serious national leadership?

  30. NAPAPATA

    August 24, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Stop crying about Bemba being your bosses, just work hard and support your William Banda and HH, and pls tell them not to fight journlists in public, they will win. Mwaufwa.

    If you think you can campaign for your HH like we did for Sata, try your luck….. it will never NEVER win with his bad behaviour.

  31. CYTHIA MWALE

    August 24, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    zoona amataba yabola sana. Why should we keep people who cannot work.

  32. Julius

    August 24, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Actually its not supposed to be matongo alone. Institutions of Higher learning have awarded Workers 4% while management 25% in the name of hamornisation. PF work up.

  33. Julius

    August 24, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Management salaries have gone up by 25% in our 3 Universities. If you want check their workings if you are corruption free

  34. chams

    August 24, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Ndebelenga fye,akulembeni mwebamano,,insele shena muleke

  35. jako

    August 24, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    1. THE Food Reserve Agency has revealed that it has so far destroyed about 23,978 metric tonnes of rotten maize across the country.the maize destroyed only accounts for 44 per cent of the projected 54,235 metric tonnes earmarked for destruction countrywide.(The Post Newspapers Zambia
    FRA destroys 23,978 tonnes of rotten maize
    By Gift Chanda on Monday 28 May 2012)

    2. A former Standard Quality Inspector at the Food Reserve Agency has been arrested for theft involving K3, 724, 000.is alleged to have stolen the product for use by his fumigation company called Grain Borer Guard. The company was earlier awarded a contract by FRA amounting to K41, 838,458 to fumigate maize at Kaleya Depot and Malabo Depot in Mazabuka. Kumalinga has been released on bond and will appear in Court on 22nd August 2012.

    3. Zambia Revenue Authority has announced that it will institute investigations into the alleged corruption among some of staff

  36. jako

    August 24, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    about 45% of the harvest were destroyed we should be serious. guys

  37. TI TI

    August 24, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    NDELOLESHA FYE

  38. Name

    August 24, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    A government of bembas by bembas for bembas

  39. Rogku

    August 24, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    ndeloleshfye………………

  40. CHOOBE

    August 25, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Why the President behaves in this way?Why cant He just sit and resolve the matter instead of chasing people like this.Who is going to improve the Country and when will be the Country improved munzila yamusyobo ooyu.

  41. KOZO

    August 25, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    I am a small scale farmer who has suffered from the time of Chiluba and almost had hope in the time of L. P. Mwanawasa (MHSRIP) when I solved maize peacefully. I remember seeing people inflating the number of maize bags with impunity. It was so disgusting to imagine how I worked hard to produce a few bags of maize to see someone who never planted anything or was selling 20 bags ends up recording 150 bags! This was really terrible to say the least!

    Mr. Matongo just inherited a rotten system which required someone young with excellent foresight. He is from the old school of management style. The new Acting ED should quickly be replaced with someone qualified for the job. I am certain he will not change anything. Believe you me, this FRA is rotten, rotten to the core! He may even face challenges worse than Mr. Matongo! The earlier this happens the better for him. I know him and care for him. They just get heft salaries for nothing!

    I pity the poor Zambian farmer.

  42. Shad

    August 26, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Too many changes at FRA frequently. Edify Hamukale would be the best person to manage FRA in my opinion if he is back from Europe

  43. RM

    September 7, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Whats the new price of maize, any idea.
    11- 12 allocation orders issued by Matonga, will FRA supply maize and respect those contract at the price of the contract.

  44. Muchinga Boys

    October 10, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    How can GRZ honestly consider bringing back Fridah Luhila to Food Reserve Agency as Executive Director? This is a mockery to well qualified agriculture experts in the country with clean records.
    Luhila was fired at FRA for politicking and poor perfomance. She had bank loan scandals for buses which she and her husbands are not yet cleared.

    Does it mean Zambia has no other qualified people? Of all people Fridah Luhila? No ways, the public will sniff favoritism and corruption