Government has interdicted Central Medical Stores Trust (CMST) chief executive officer Feston Kaupa, Weekend Nation has learnt.
In an e-mailed response yesterday, CMST chairperson Evelyn Itimu confirmed Kaupa’s interdiction, saying the disciplinary action had nothing to do with issues at the trust.
“We can confirm that Mr. Feston Kaupa has been interdicted since June 21 2013. Reasons pertain to his earlier employment outside CMST,” said Itimu.
She could not explain further on the reasons for Kaupa’s interdiction, but indicated that Kaupa has been put on half pay.
Ministry of Health spokesperson Henry Chimbali also confirmed Kaupa’s interdiction on Thursday, but said Itimu was better positioned to expound on the reasons.
“We have also just been copied a letter on the issue,” said Chimbali.
Kaupa could not be reached for comment yesterday.
In 2011, he was investigated and cleared of corruption charges while serving as principal of Natural Resources College.