Justice minister Given Lubinda has reiterated that individual organizations should meet the payment of allowances to their delegates attending the National Dialogue Forum in line with Section 15 of the National Dialogue Act.
The Minister said this in response to media reports that delegates at the Forum are receiving allowances contrary to the provisions of the Act.
But Lubinda has dismissed such reports saying there is no budgetary allocation towards allowances for delegates at the Forum.
“The National Dialogue Forum has no budget of its own to pay allowances to any delegates but I can indicate here that government is only taking up the responsibility of providing lunch, refreshments and hard copy materials of the proceedings of the Forum,” he emphasized.
Lubinda has therefore assured that his Ministry will inform the members of the public how much money has been spent towards the hosting of the National Dialogue Forum at Mulungushi International Conference Centre for all the days that it has deliberated on the Siavonga Resolutions.