ZAMBIA’S OVERSIGHT INSTITUTIONS ALLEGEDLY FAILING IN THEIR MANDATE

By Chileshe Mwango

Former Chairperson of The Public Accounts Committee –PAC- Highvie Hamududu has charged that Zambia’s oversight institutions, parliament included are failing in their mandate due to too many lapses.

In an interview with Phoenix News, Mr. Hamududu says this brings into question the oversight role of parliament in debt and loans contraction.

Mr. Hamududu says there is therefore need to look at how misallocation and misapplication of resources meant for developmental projects can be

prevented through strengthening laws on contraction and expenditure of national resources.

His comment comes in the wake of revelations that despite colossal sums of money being disbursed for the construction of the FTJ University in Mansa, no implementation has taken place.

The university which was supposed to be constructed in two years and was to be commissioned in 2018 with about US$33 million released for its construction is still at foundation level three years later.

PHOENIX NEWS

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