Don’t incite donors to withhold funding- Kunda
Vice President George Kunda says most donors who had withheld funding following the financial scam at the Ministry of Health have started releasing the money to government.
And Mr Kunda has castigated some opposition Members of Parliament (MP) and their leaders for inciting donors not to commit funding to the government
The Vice President said the donors are ready to resume funding to government, adding that some have even started releasing the money they committed to government.
He said donors are impressed with the commitment the government has shown in fighting corruption in the country as evidenced from the number of agreements government has continued signing with them.
Mr Kunda said this in parliament today in response to questions from Members of Parliament during the Vice President’s question time.
He said government has been interacting with donors and continued to enjoy a warm relationship with them which he hoped would continue to grow from strength to strength.
The Vice President has further urged the Members of Parliament to be patriotic and stop inciting donors not to fund government.
He said donor funding is needed by government and even the MPs as it helps to provide services to people who are in need of the funds.
Mr Kunda advised them to instead help government influence the donors to commit the funds to the state so that the people may be assisted.
He has also wondered why some opposition MPs and their leaders have continued attacking government even when government has done a lot in fighting corruption.
“They are what we call celebrated critics, fault-finders who cannot find anything good in what the government is doing; they are hoping that by doing so they can find mileage” he said.
Mr Kunda said he has, however, assured law makers and their leaders that government will continue fighting corruption head on.