Government says all the 42 fire tenders that were bought at US$42 Million US dollars are comprehensively insured.
Minister of Local government Vincent Mwale said each fire tender was insured at K10 million which translates into US$1 million per fire truck.
ZANIS reports that Mr. Mwale explained that of the 42 fire tenders only three were involved in road traffic accident since they were procured.
He said of the three that were involved in accidents one, for Chililabombwe, was completely damaged and the insurance processes are under way at Zambia State Insurance Corporation (ZISC).
“All the fire tenders are insured at US$42 million meaning that each was insured at K 10 million This is government’s position and only three were involved in an accident,” Mr. Mwale stressed.
He said this in parliament today during the oral answer session when he was responding to the question from Chipili Area Member of Parliament Jewis Chabi who wanted to know whether the 42 fire tenders procured by the government are comprehensively insured.