HEALTH Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya has refuted reports that his Ministry mismanaged K1.3 billion worth of COVID-19 funds, saying the Ministry never received the funds. And Dr Chilufya has called on citizens to maintain high levels of hygiene to avoid a cholera outbreak in the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking during the weekly COVID-19 briefing in Lusaka, Wednesday, Dr Chilufya said there were some attempts to misrepresent audit data. He was reacting to revelations by an Interim Audit Report that disclosed that a total of over K1.3 billion was misapplied, which included dubious transfers from GRZ accounts to commercial bank accounts amounting to K60 million. “It is at this particular juncture that I should bemoan the well-orchestrated attempt to…...

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