Gov't urged to avoid costly litigations


Government has been criticised for orchestrating unnecessary pressure on the public purse by starting needless litigations that could be easily avoided.

Several Members of Parliament (MPs) warned during the debate on the supplementary appropriation Bill proposed by Minister of Finance and Economic Development Kenneth Matambo on Wednesday that public funds were wasted to pay unnecessary litigation costs.

Matambo had proposed a Supplementary Appropriation Bill (2017/18) of 2019 requesting government to authorise the payment of the Consolidated Fund to meet expenditure incurred during the year ending March 31, 2018. The minister said the total supplementary estimates amounts to P132, 373, 965.00, which Parliament ultimately approved.

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