Fresh from the bed gate scam in Dowa, Vice President Khumbo Kachali is at it again. This time he has snatched a top of range car Toyota VX V8 which the National Aids Commission bought for its Executive Director Francis Bisika.
In addition, Kachali, who is also Minister of Health, has instructed the ministry to release a total of NINE cars to be used in his office of the Vice President.
Insiders said Kachali instructed Principal Secretary for Health, Charles Mwansambo to get the Toyota VX from NAC saying Bisika ‘does not deserve to use that kind of a car’.
The second citizen has been using the VX in addition to the other VX which was being used by President Mrs. Joyce Banda when she was Vice President.
“The PS explained that government directed that all parastatal chiefs should be using Prados and not expensive vehicles like VXs and that is why the vehicle was withdrawn from the Executive Director and was given to the Vice President. Dr Mwansambo actually gave his own Prado to NAC so that the Executive Director should not have mobility problems,” said our source.
“But it was not like Mr. Bisika bought the car on his own, actually it was the NAC Board that recommended that the Executive Director be bought that kind of car as a special case because of the nature of his job,” added the source.
But after snatching the car, Kachali did not stop there. He also got a total of NINE cars from the Ministry of Health Headquarters in Lilongwe to be used by staff in the office of the Vice President.
Ironically, one of the cars is specially dedicated to carrying his CHAIR whenever he is travelling.
“The cars are being used b staff at the office of the Vice President which is different from the Ministry of Health. One of the cars has been given to the Vice President’s wife while another car has been dedicated to carrying a Chair for the Veep. The other cars are being used by Special Assistants to the Vice President,” said the source, a high ranking official at the Ministry of Health.
“The situation has paralysed the Ministry in terms of transport as some senior officials do not have transport. I have no idea what is happening here,” said the source.