Republican President, Michael Sata has expressed dismay with the discovery that his predecessor Rupiah Banda purchased two brand new LEXUS motor vehicles at K3.6 billion.
Speaking at a swearing in ceremony at State House this afternoon, President Sata wondered how a head of state would sanction such a flamboyant purchase when so many retirees were not paid their terminal benefits.
“I am very disappointed with my predecessor, Mr. Rupiah Banda. There are two LEXUS vehicles here which he bought at K3.6 billion. They came in by air. Now how can you buy two cars at such a cost when retirees are not being paid? Why give millions of NAPSA funds to foreigners at the expense of the many Zambians who need medicines in hospitals?” asked the President.