Court convicts, senteces former minister to 2 years over social cash transfer saga

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Court convicts, senteces former minister to 2 years over social cash transfer sag

THE Lusaka Magistrates’ Court has sentenced former minister of community development and social services Emerine Kabanshi to two years simple imprisonement effective today.

This is in a matter where she was facing two charges of willful failure to comply with the law, applicable procedure or guidelines relating to procurement for the social cash transfer programme.

Kabanshi extended the scope of coverage of the social cash transfer programme by including three provinces and two districts on the list of beneficiaries.

She also re-engaged Zampost as the payment service provider for the social cash transfer funds after its contract was terminated.

(The Mast)

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