Ministry of Finance releases K100M to facilitate road repairs

Female teacher strips off to take BATH in pothole for protest on road conditions
Female teacher strips off to take BATH in pothole for protest on road conditions
The Ministry of Finance has released funds to step up the infrastructure drive embarked upon by the Government under various Ministries, Provinces and other Government Spending Agencies.

Ministry of Finance public relations officer Chileshe Kandeta says K100 Million has been released to facilitate timely road infrastructure maintenance – the key objective of which is to speed up implementation of projects in the infrastructure sector and to facilitate employment creation in the localities where construction activities are taking place.

Mr Kandenta says the Ministry has also released K12.8 Million to the Ministry of Community Development, Mother and Child-for Community Health Management Teams, Health Service Delivery and Health Systems Management in various Provinces of the country.

He adds that the Anti-Corruption Commission has received K2.3 Million for Infrastructure Development, Equipment Purchases, and for Logistics and Transport Management.

He explains that this is in line with Government’s efforts to strengthen the anti-corruption drive and to ensure transparency across the broad spectrum of the socio-economic landscape of the country.

Mr Kandenta further states that K1.1 Million has been released to the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit in the Office of the Vice President for programs related to disaster preparedness and response.

He states that as per established global treasury management standards, the Ministry of Finance will continue to ensure that prudent actions are undertaken to achieve the development objectives of the 2014 budget.