LUSAKA(Xinhua) -- Zambia’s Foreign Minister Harry
Kalaba on Tuesday announced his resignation from government,
citing failure to tackle corruption.
In a post on his Facebook page, Kalaba
said he could not continue in government and watch those
expected to end corruption in the forefront of looting public
“I have just dropped my resignation
letter as foreign affairs minister with President Edgar
Lungu - a position I have cherished and held for over four
years,” he added.
He said he will remain as Member of
Parliament of the ruling party.
On Monday, he posted another statement
on his Facebook page where he denounced the rising tide of
corruption experienced in 2017, a statement that has riled some
members of the ruling party, with some calling for his
However, presidential spokesperson
Amos Chanda told local media that State House had not yet
received the resignation letter.
He becomes the third minister to leave
President Edgar Lungu’s government after the firing of two other
Last week, Lungu fired Minister of
National Development Planning Lucky Mulusa. Former Minister of
Information and Broadcasting Corporation Chishimba Kambwili was
fired in November last year.