Parley committee chases Finance PS for failure to explain Social Cash Transfer queries

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THE Parliamentary Committee on Health, Community Development and Social Services on Monday sent away Ministry of Finance permanent secretary for budget and economic affairs Emmanuel Mulenga Pamu for failure to respond to audit queries on revelations that 8,558 people who received social cash transfer on the pretext that they were disabled, were actually not. According to the Auditor General’s Report for the period between 2014 and 2017, out of a total of 8,558 beneficiaries purported to be disabled, credentials for only 76 beneficiaries could be verified as disabled with the Zambia Agency for Persons Living with Disabilities while the rest neither had a ZAPD certificate nor a medical certificate from a certified medical practitioner to confirm their disability.

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