Ex-Finance Minister Situmbeko says PF govt has exhausted allocation for by-elections

Former Finance Minister, Situmbeko Musokotwane said government has already exhausted all the budgetary allocation for the by-elections. Dr. Musokotwane who is also Liuwa MMD Member of Parliament and Chairperson for Finance in the MMD said government only allocated four Million kwacha rebased towards the exercise this year.

He said one by-election cost over 1 million kwacha rebased which is alot of money and government has continued to hold many unnecessary by-elections.

According to Hot Fm monitored by Zambian Eye on Monday, May 20, 2013, Dr. Musokotwane said government has already held over four by-elections this year while another five will be held soon one in June and four others in July and a lot more are expected to come before the end of this year.

Commerce Deputy Minister Miles Sampa on Sunday disclosed that government only budgeted for about five by-elections this year.