Mpina appoints LITA CEO and suspends accountant

23Sep 2019
Correspondent
Dodoma
The Guardian
Mpina appoints LITA CEO and suspends accountant

THE Minister for Livestock and Fisheries, Luhaga Mpina has appointed Dr Pius Lazaro Mwambene to be acting Chief Executive Officer of Tengeru Livestock Training Agency (LITA) after he revoked the appointment of Dr Kejeli Athumani Gillah who was acting at the position.

THE Minister for Livestock and Fisheries, Luhaga Mpina.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries at the weekend said Dr Mwambene’s appointment began September 21 2019.

The statement said the Minister’s decision is derived from the powers conferred to him under sections 9(1) and 9B(1) of The Executive Agencies Act (CAP 245)and amendments thereto of 2009.

Before his appointment Dr Mwambene was Ag. Assistant Director of Extension Services in the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, Livestock Division.

Last week Mpina suspended LITA Chief Accountant at Buhuri, Tanga, Dominick Stephen for claims of forging signatures of officials and fraudulently obtaining 8m/- government money.

The Minister said the officer was involved in fraud practices for a long time but there were no disciplinary action taken against him, hence he has decided to take action himself.

In the circumstances the Minister directed the official be suspended and the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) to immediately launch investigations on the official including the entire network involved.

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