MPs need more money to reach remote parts of their constituencies-Banda

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A parliamentarian has appealed to government to provide money to Members of Parliament (MPs) to enable them travel to remote parts of their constituencies to sensitize their constituent on the rebased currency.
Speaking to ZANIS in an interview, Milanzi Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) Member of Parliament (MP) Whiteson Banda said it was not easy for Members of Parliament to cover remotest parts of their constituencies because of financial constraints.
Mr. Banda said he had traveled to his constituency to sensitise his electorates but could not cover the whole area because he was using personal funds.
He said many people in his constituency have embraced the new currency but added that there was need for more sensitization on the matter.
Meanwhile, MMD Mangango MP Robert Chiseke Taundi disclosed that some people in his constituency still did not understand the rebased currency.
Mr. Taundi said not much sensitization had been done by the Bank of Zambia in his area and that many people lacked knowledge on the new currency.
He explained that some people, especially the aged, were finding it difficult to relate values of the new currency to the old ones.
He reiterated the call for funds to be allocated to parliamentarians to enable them travel to their areas and actively participate in sensitizing people.