Government is set to blow a whopping K5 million for 17 members of parliament who will be attending attending a two day workshop in Salima.
Spokesman for ministry of Transport James Chabwera confirmed the ministry has asked the Department of Airport Department Limited (ADL) to raise the money.
“The MPs will be oriented on the Civil Aviation Bill,” said Chabwera.
He defended the use of K5 million for 17 people for just two days, saying the members of parliament will be given what they are entitled to.
All the 17 legislators are from the parliament’s Transport Committee.
A letter from the ministry principal secretary Moffat Chitimbe dated September 27 shows the workshop will be from October 7 to 9 and the MPs will get K284000 each for allowances and K118000 as transort refunds.
This comes at a time when IMF has warned the government that the economy would collapse completely if the government continues with its reckless spending.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :