Economy

Parliament Approves K38 Billion for State House Expenditure

Parliament has unanimously approved a budgetary allocation of K38 to State House under the 2013 national budget.

Opening the policy debate on the State House budgetary allocation, vice President Guy Scott said the budget will enable the presidential office to facilitate the smooth operation of its departments, attend to personal emoluments, maintenance of building infrastructure and servicing the VIP motor fleet.

Dr Scott also pointed out that being part and parcel of the world community, State House continues to engage the global community in pursuance of peaceful co-existence and international cooperation necessary of the growth of the country’s economy and society.

And contributing to debate, Kalomo central Member of Parliament Request Muntanga questioned the allocation of K320 million to State Lodge farm when results were not showing.

He said there is need to know what income the farm is generating instead of it being a mere drain on State resources.

And Nalikwanda Member of Parliament Geoffrey Lungwangwa questioned the increase in utility bills at State House.

He pointed to this year’s proposal from State house which indicates an increase in utility bills by K1.1 billion.

Source: Qfm

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