A NEWS Diggers investigation has revealed that the Zambian government has so far spent more than US$4.5 million (about K80 million) on Zambia Airways, before the national airline takes off, while Ethiopian Airlines has yet to make its capital contribution through the lease of aircraft. The investigation has further revealed that Zambia Airways has never been audited, which is contrary to Article 20 of the shareholders agreement between the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and Ethiopian Airlines. Meanwhile, the investigation revealed that while the Ethiopian Airlines-appointed Chief Executive Officer of Zambia Airways is getting paid, the Cabin Crew members who underwent training in Addis Ababa are not yet employed, and are awaiting the launch of the airline. But, responding to a…...

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