The Vision Ambassadors, a non-profit making organisation with focus on uplifting the lives of the vulnerable and poor people in society has appealed to cooperating partners to rescind their decision of freezing aid to Zambia.
Vision Ambassadors National Coordinator Misheck Kombe says freezing of funds will negatively affect the livelihood of the poor people in the country.
Mr. Kombe says donors should give Zambia a benefit of doubt especially that President Edgar Lungu and his government have already showed commitment to recover the money.
Speaking to ZNBC news in Lusaka , Mr. Kombe said he is confident the situation will be normalized hence his appeal to Zambia’s partners.
President Lungu on Wednesday relieved Emerine Kabanshi as Minister of Community Development.
This follows revelations of financial misapplications for the social cash transfer scheme in the ministry.
And President Lungu has called for immediate administrative changes in the ministry of community development and at ZAMPOST.
Meanwhile Kabwe Central Member of Parliament Tutwa Ngulube says the alleged abuse of resources meant for the social cash transfer is an assault on the fight against poverty.
Mr. Ngulube says those who will be found wanting should be taken to court and account for their actions.
He says it is wrong for government officers who are entrusted with money meant for the poor to abuse it.
Mr. Ngulube has told ZNBC news that the action taken by President Edgar Lungu over the matter should serve as a warning to those in public offices.
He said the investigative wings should do a good job so that both senior and junior officials that are involved can be brought to book.
Mr. Ngulube said government should not allow civil servants to frustrate well intended programs like the social cash transfer.