The Parliamentary Public Accounts Committees (PAC) today expressed shock to hear Higher Education Permanent Secretary Mabvuto Sakala apologise for spending over K2.6 million to purchase a vehicle for the minister, instead of the intended purpose. Explaining the expenditure to the committee, Sakala said K2,668,119 was spent to procure one motor vehicle for the office of the minister, furniture for the office of the Chief Accountant and the Chief planner. Sakala then tendered an apology, saying although he was new at the ministry, there was no excuse for the misapplication. PAC deputy chairperson Brenda Tambatamba however rebuked the Permanent Secretary, adding that controlling officers needed to show responsibility. Tambatamba: Chief accountant, some one will ask you to say, are you in…...

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