Vice President Inonge Wina has revealed that Government has not procured any presidential jet for President Edgar Lungu as reported by some online media outlets.
Mrs Wina told Parliament this morning that Government has no intentions of buying a jet for the Office of the President.
She was responding to a question from MMD Sinda Member of Parliament Levy Ngoma who wanted to clarify reports that Government has proposed the acquisition of a new long haul G5 presidential jet at a cost of K50 million to avoid commercial flights by President Lungu and his delegation.
‘Zambia is now becoming famous for speculation and speculative information and we adopt that as the gospel truth. As far as i Know, this Government has no plans to procure a jet for the President,’ Mrs Wina said.
She added, ‘ Mr Speaker, we have a bulky yellow book, if you can peruse through the yellow book and tell me where that money will come from, then i will agree with you but as for now Government has no plans of buying a plane.’