By Scoop Reporter
WE want to know who is benefiting from the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) funds since our frontline health staff are also not being catered for, United Party for National Development (UPND) Lusaka provincial chairman Obvious Mwaliteta has demanded.
Speaking today, Mr. Mwaliteta retaliated calls on Government to transparently account for all the money and other donations being channeled towards the COVID pandemic.
He says it is a pity that despite the huge sums of money and product donations being made through the Ministry of Health, frontline health workers have not been paid their risky incentives.
He says Government should come out clean on reports of misappropriation of funds as well as the hygiene products being donated.
“We want ba Chitalu Chilufya to tell us where all those moneys are being taken to and who is receiving it. Our frontline health staff are risking their lives but are not being rewarded for their hard work.
“We need to know otherwise the officers will get demoralised. For almost two months now, the people are risking their lives but remain unappreciated. We demand for transparency and accountability on these donations,” Mr. Mwaliteta said.
He has wondered why MPs such as Stanley Kakubo of Kapiri Mposhi could only be given 84 bottles of hand sanitizers against a population of over 100,000 people when the Ministry of Health is receiving huge donations of the products.
He has since demanded for the equal distribution of the donated items among all constituencies regardless of political dominance.