Government has written to the British government over its intentions to pay back the 2.7 million pounds which was meant for beneficiaries under the social cash transfer.
However, the money remained unutilised in a ZANACO bank account.
Special Assistant to the President for Press and Relations Amos Chanda says Ministry of Community Development Permanent Secretary Liya Mutale has been in touch with the Department for International Development -DFID- over the matter.
Mr. Chanda says the DFID had demanded for the money they offered to Zambia for social protection and government is obliged to give it back.
ZNBC staffer Michael Kaumba reports from New York that Mr. Chanda said the Zambian government and their British counterparts have been in talks over their future joint financing agreement for the social cash transfer.
The Special Assistant to the President for Press and Relations has further stressed that seven major donors are still financing the social cash transfer.
Yesterday, Foreign Affairs Minister Joe Malanji held bilateral talks with the British government officials to discuss a wide range of activities in New York.