Goodall says K4 billion was “experiment”

Finance, Economic Planning and Development Minister, Goodall Gondwe, on Thursday conceded that the controversial K4 billion allocated to parliamentary constituencies was not budgeted for but it is “a legitimate experiment” at new funding modalities for local councils.

 

When elaborating on the suspicious funds Gondwe said that the money was not budgeted for in 2017/18 budget but while reviewing the budget some projects were added. “The matter together will all the projects  have been approved by Parliament,” Gondwe told reporters.

 

Budget and Finance Committee of Parliament chairperson Rhino Chiphiko described the transaction as suspicious.

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