25 February 2013

Zambia: Auditor General Grills Transportation PS Over Kasaba Bay Airport

Auditor General Anna Chifungula today had a public dispute with Ministry of Transport and Communications Permanent Secretary Dr Muyenga Atanga over works at the Kasaba Bay International Airport.

Chifungula asked the Permanent Secretary during a Public Accounts Parliamentary review committee to explain why no works were going on at the airport when government had already paid K50 billion (Kr50 million) to the contractor.

The visibly annoyed Chifungula wondered why the runway at the airport under construction had not been completed despite over 80 percent of the construction cost being paid.

She informed the committee that the contractor had abandoned the site and that government had not followed up the matter.

Atanga however contended that over 70 percent of the work had been done on the project already.

Committee chairman Vincent Mwale later directed the office of the Auditor General and the Ministry to travel to the site and establish fact before the committee reviews the matter on March 1, 2013.

Copyright © 2013 Zambia Reports. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.