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Nothing wrong with Kabanshi action

By CHARLES MUSONDA
A WITNESS says there was nothing wrong with former Community Development and Social Services minister Emerine Kabanshi communicating to the permanent secretary and senior officials a Government policy on Zampost distributing social cash transfer.
Cabinet Office Permanent Secretary Owen Mugemezulu said this yesterday in cross examination by defence lawyer Jonas Zimba in a case Kabanshi has been charged with two counts of willful failure to comply with the law and applicable procedure or guidelines relating to procurement relating to the social cash transfer programmme.
In count one particulars of the offence are that between August 21, 2017 and April 24, 2018 Kabanshi willfully failed to comply with the law, applicable procedure and guidelines relating to procurement by extending the scope of coverage of the contract between Zampost and the ministry to include three provinces and two districts under the social cash transfer programme.
In the second count particulars of the offence are that between the same period Kabanshi willfully failed to comply with the law, applicable procedure and guidelines relating to procurement when re-engaging Zampost as payment service provider for the social cash transfer following termination of the said contract.
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