OVER ONE HUNDRED MILLION KWACHA GOES TO BUYING DRUGS AND FIGHTING COVID-19

Government has spent a combined over 3.2 billion Kwacha to service foreign and domestic debt as well as paying civil servants last month.

The treasury also released K819.2 million for various projects, programmes and general operations, such as K104.7 million allocated to buying drugs and fighting the Coronavirus outbreak.

These amounts are part of the total 5.64 billion Kwacha released in the month March 2020 to finance various developmental and public service delivery programmes.

Ministry of Finance Spokesperson, Chileshe Kandeta has disclosed this is in a statement obtained by Byta FM News.

Kandeta says the treasury spent K1.07 Billion on domestic and external debts, while K2.2 Billion went to the public service wage bill, both accounting for close to 60 per cent of the total allocation.

He also reveals that K21.4 million of the amount has gone to the Zambia Statistical Agency for 2020 Census Preparatory programmes under the Ministry of National Development Planning.

As regards the agriculture sector, the government has released K59.6 million with Food Reserve Agency receiving K28 million, while 2019/ 2020 Farmer Input Support Programme got K21.6 and the Food Security Pack received K10 million.

One Response to "OVER ONE HUNDRED MILLION KWACHA GOES TO BUYING DRUGS AND FIGHTING COVID-19"

  1. nineo   April 7, 2020 at 4:31 am

    Classic article on covid but no mention at all as per heading????