Government has disclosed that former first Lady Dr Christine Kaseba was not evicted from 8 Reedbuck Lodge where she was staying after leaving State House.
Responding to questions in Parliament, Justice Minister Dr Ngosa Simbyakula said there was miscommunication between the Lodge owner and Government through Cabinet Office.
Dr Simbyakula who is the acting leader of Government business revealed that the Lodge owner has since written to Government apologising for issuing an eviction order to Dr Kaseba.
He clarified that Dr Kaseba choose to move into 8 Reedbuck Lodge on 15th January 2015 as part of her entitlement as prescribed in the Benefits of Former Presidents Section 2 (b) of 1998.
Dr Simbyakula said the Lodge owner erred when he wrote directly to Dr Kaseba when the contract was entered into between the Government and the Lodge owner.
He insisted that Government has paid up to K 2,246, 547 in full board and lodging fees to 8 Reedbuck Lodge which are still in effect until June 30th 2015.
Dr Simbyakula said Government is in contact with the former first lady adding that it is aware that Dr Kaseba is now residing in Libala Township.
He said Government has since secured a new House for Dr Kaseba on 29B Mutende Road in Woodlands which is currently being occupied by Outgoing World Bank Country Representative Kundhavi Kadiresan.
The Justice Minister revealed that the house will be available for occupation on Tuesday, June 30th 2015.
He also disclosed that Government has started constructing two transit homes for the Incoming and Outgoing Heads of States to avoid the inconvenience that Dr Kaseba has been subjected to.
Dr Simbyakula said the issue was a simple case of miscommunication which has been blown out of proportion.