By Nse Udoh
Tourism Minister Jean Kapata has with immediate effect dissolved the Zambia Wildlife Authority board that was appointed by her sacked predecessor Sylvia Masebo.
The move is a slap in the face of Masebo whose backers attempted to shove down the misconception that she had done nothing wrong prior to her dismissal.
Kapata announced that a new board will be put in place in the next two weeks.
She said the new board will be appointed following strict guidelines to avoid falling back into the scandalous manner her predecessor handled her responsibilities leading to a tribunal being constituted against her subsequently leading to her dismissal.
Former Tourism Minister William Harrington petitioned the High Court to probe Masebo for breach of the parliamentary and ministerial code of conduct.
Masebo was found to have illegally dissolved the board and also cancelling hunting licences for Safari tenders.