Every Penny released to fight Cholera has been accounted for – Dr Chitalu Chilufya.

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Health Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya
Health Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya

Health Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya has informed Parliament that transparency and accountability are key in the use of resources released to fight cholera.

Dr Chilufya said all the funds disbursed are audited and that the Government has so far released K64 million to combat the disease which has claimed 85 lives between October 2017, and February this year from a cumulative total of 4,202 cases.

“Even if an audit is done today, no single ngwee will be found missing from the funds being used to combat th cholera epidemic, ” he said.

He said this in response to a question by Mazabuka Member of Parliament Gary Nkombo (UPND) who wanted to know how much Government has so far spent in containing the cholera epidemic.

This was after Dr Chilufya delivered a ministerial statement to update the House and nation at large on the outbreak of cholera in the country.

Dr Chilufya said the cholera outbreak is still active and if communities were allowed to accumulate garbage indiscriminately, use pit latrines that discharged human waste into nearby shallow wells which they drank from, and allowed vending of ready to eat foods in the streets, it could increase cholera cases.

He said donations from corporates and other partners are recorded in a donations register and that no money goes into the coffers of the ministry, as it is channeled directly to the fight against cholera.

Dr Chitalu Chilufya said President Edgar Lungu made a bold decision to contain cholera and so all leaders ought to follow suit.

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    • Penny, cent or ngwee, the important part is that the outbreak is under control and cases are not rising. Anyhow, it would also be desirable to verify this ministerial statement by an independent team of auditors.

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    • Edgar’s Uubomba mwibala alya mwibala crew…iyo mwandi kwena mulelya bwino ba doc…namwina utumatobo kaili Zambia libala lyenu

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    • Really laughable..even spending $11million on ambulances for $280k each can be said to be accounted…what world does this crop of politicians live in??

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    • Even half-a-million dollar each ambulances, NOT delivered, but paid for and each penny accounted for.

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    • “Even if an audit is done today, no single ngwee will be found missing from the funds being used to combat th cholera epidemic, ” he said.”

      The statement above would have been irrelevant and unnecessary if these thieves were not tormented day and night by a relentless guilty conscience. They indict themselves by their own utterances.

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    • @Wantanshi – as everything is accounted, paper clips costs is $100 each…this is why ZWD thrives as these morons like this educated fool Chilufya bring it to themselves for being transparent!!

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    • @Wantanshi – as everything is accounted, paper clips costs is $100 each…this is why ZWD thrives as these morons like this educated foooool Chilufya bring it to themselves for being transparent!!

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    • Was there even cholera? Who died from it? All we only get are numbers and money spent but never met anyone who lost a loved on to cholera

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    • @Nostradamus,
      Hahahaha, actually I have two rolls just received them from mumbi phiri,,please don’t tell ,,, you know what I mean

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    • It would be nice if we were the JUDGE… I support PF, but, I think the Dr is talking from HIS MASSIVE BACKSIDE!!! We the people through transparency are the ones to JUDGE NOT YOU!

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  2. Professional and hardworking minister! The rousters will never stop crowing! It is in their blood! It is motivated by hate and tribalism.

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  3. I cannot vote for UPND! NEVER!!! I will just enjoy seeing one guy get old as a chronic loser! I will be waiting to see GBM take over as head then I will enjoy to read Animal Farm.

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  4. It would be nice if we were the JUDGE… I support PF, but, I think the Dr is talking from HIS MASSIVE BACKSIDE!!! We the people through transparency are the ones to JUDGE NOT YOU!

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  5. Am PF but I’d rather hear from the auditor General and not minister who knows nothing about auditing. Please let’s be professional and follow the right channel. How do you spend and audite yourself.

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