The Ministry of Works and Supply has halted the sale of 1, 405 motor vehicles to officials above the position of chief planner or their equivalent, approved by Cabinet.

Works and Supply Minister, Yamfwa Mukanga says the halted sale of the motor vehicles is in order to address all issues that have been raised by various stakeholders.

Mr. Mukanga says these include among others that government will remain without vehicles after the sale and that government would also lose money as a result.

He says besides addressing the raised concerns, his Ministry wants to verify the vehicles that have been offered for sale to ensure there is strict adherence to the directive by Cabinet.

Mr. Mukanga has however; assured the nation that the sale of the said government vehicles will lead to a significant reduction in the cost of running and maintaining the government fleet of vehicles.

He told Journalists in Lusaka that government will still remain with over two thousand Vehicles.

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  2. IT WAS AN INSULT, HOW DO YOU SALE A VEHICLE YOU BOUGHT K450,000 USE IT FOR 2YEARS AND SALE IT FOR K5000.

    STUPID PF

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  3. Poor Zimbabweans! How long must they suffer incompetent corrupt leaders and live in poverty and starvation???

    And Zambia seems to be on the same road with our “me too” clown Lungu and his PF!

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  4. This is attempted robbery by the corrupt dirty PF. Wanting to loot GRZ vehicles incase they are kicked out.

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  5. Why loot gov’t vehicles really as if is the end of zambia. I believe it shall be the end of some parties but zambia as a sovereign state..

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  6. So what was the plan in the first place? Sell the vehicles without thinking about the replacement and the mode of replacing them? Who was the evaluating officer that arrived at that give away price, resulting in GVT losing money and in the end remain without GVT vehicles? Who approved the sale of vehicles prior to the evaluation process and other rightful channels of auctioning GVT properties? That’s why even a mad person told you that you lack understanding of Chinese Mao’s manifesto which states that “THE FESTI STEPU IZ OLOWEZ IMPORTANT THAN THE SEKONDI STEPU”

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  7. It will just take a year or so, they will find a reason to start buying new vehicles all over again? Watch this space, this is looting!

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  8. Why only auction vehicles to senior officials approved by Cabinet? Isn’t the idea to get the most money for government? Anyone should be allowed to bid, not just insiders!

    Clearly, this is nothing more than a perk for PF officials (better get what you can before Aug 11, right?)!

    Even “Hon” Mukanga isn’t questioning why only senior people can bid – his only concern is that they are so greedy the government won’t have any vehicles left! Allergic to corruption? Sure. Surrounded by people who think like this, my guess is was “allergies” that did the man in!

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  9. That first sentence doesn’t make sense so the ministry had to wait for approval from cabinet to halt this??Which in itself is folly do you need approval for such theft…surely how does this auction work; is it a closed shop its not even an auction its asset stripping…these are public vehicles if you are going to sale the public need to participate. These so called senior officials can simply agree to a gentleman’s agreement and all bid low.

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  10. The Board of Survey died or what??? Anyway we shall grab them from you and auction to the public pay you back the paltry sums you part with after all its illegal to ‘sale’ government property without following laid down procedures for disposal of government property your medical doctor Secretary to Cabinet could easily have advised Cabinet about the rules or is he too blind now Kaseba has now power…

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  11. Hon Mukanga, while listening to those concerns here is another one. Those senior officials who will buy the vehicles will never use them on government business. It will not make sense for them to wear out “their vehicles” on trips to shangombo, even if you paid them K20,000 per week car allowance for repairs. They will simply jump onto the remaining government vehicles or simply not do any that requires traveling even 10 km. Mark my words, just abandon those ideas.
    But you still have our votes anyway, just for this single demonstration of being a listening government.

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  12. PF don’t think through issues, they’re right deducting money from peoole’s salaries so are they refunding them

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  13. This move by the Minister was of halting the sale of vehicles was anticipated after few known individuals have bought the vehicles! What a strategy!

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  14. This is what you get when the whole government is controlled by criminally inclined ethnicities.

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    • Sorry @ Clean Girl from Q. There is no such a thing as “criminally inclined ethnicities.” We were all created in the image of God and when we look at how sin entered man, you will find that there was only Adam and Eve where this case was played. And since we are all, note ‘all’ descendants of the two, then your statement does not hold water.

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  15. THE PROBLEM IS THAT PEOPLE PASS COMMENTS WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING THE BACKGROUND. THE GRZ HAS BEEN SPENDING A LOT OF MONEY ON TRANSPORT, ESPECIALLY FOR PERSONS IN MANAGEMENT. SO WHAT HAS HAPPENED IS THAT THE GRZ IS GIVING CAR LOANS TO THESE PEOPLE SO THAT THEY BUY THEIR OWN CARS TO HELP THEM IN THEIR JOBS. ALL TRIPS WILL BE AUDITED. IF A STAFF HAS A CAR, THEY SHOULD NOT USE GRZ VEHICLES. IT IS A WIN WIN SITUATION BECAUSE THE CARS ARE NOT FOR FREE. YOU HAVE TO BUY THEM ON LOAN. THE INITIAL STEP IS TO OFFER SUCH OFFICERS THE PERSONAL TO ORDER CARS FIRST.

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  16. What is the way forward for senior government officers who do not have chance to buy a car and or do not have personal to holder vehicle?

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  17. The whole issue is a scam. It all started well, but along the way it was hijacked by greedy people. Initially only officers from Chief / Assistant Director level were to benefit. But even before Cabinet approved, the Secretary to the Cabinet , on selective basis, gave authority to a number of officers while others were told to wait for Cabinet Approval. After Cabinet approved however, there are officers who retired before approval but have been offered to buy while others have been told that “Cabinet Authority cannot be implemented in retrospect”. Let there be justice, even if it means auctioning publicly so that other tax payers benefit. New vehicles bought in December 2015 being offered for less than K50000 is scandalous. By the way in government only PS and above are entitled to…

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