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[Published: Friday June 19 2009]

Zambia's Banda restores graft row minister 

Lusaka, 18 June-(ANA)-Zambia's President Rupiah Banda has restored to government a minister at the centre of a graft row, after she won a court appeal against findings that she had breached the constitution.


Dora Siliya was forced to resign as transport and communications minister in May following a public outcry, after a tribunal headed by a Supreme Court judge ruled against her.


It found she had breached the constitution by awarding RP Capital of the Caymans Islands a $2 million contract to value the assets of the state-run telecoms firm, Zamtel Ltd.


Banda reappointed her as education minister after she won a high court appeal, a decision analysts said may undermine efforts to fight corruption.(ANA)

FA/ANA/18 June 2009---




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