Government has revealed that K3.8 billion was spent on the four commissions of inquiry constituted to look into various national issues between 20th September and 30th November, 2011.
QFM News reports that Deputy Minister in the office of the Vice President Edgar Lungu told Parliament today that there was no provision for the Commissions of Inquiry in the 2011 budget.
Mr Lungu however said that a supplementary budget was required to account for the expenditure as the programme came after the 2011 budget was approved.
He explained that the Energy Regulation Board Commission of Inquiry had a budget of K4.7 billion, while the Mongu riots Commission of Inquiry had a budget of K5.5 billion.
Mr Lungu further said that the Zambia Revenue Authority Commission of Inquiry had a budget of K3.3 billion, with the Zambia National Building Society Commission of Inquiry having a budget of K3.097 billion.