THE latest Auditor General’s Report on accounts of the republic has revealed that the Ministry of Defence entered into a contract with Exoline Investments Limited of Lusaka to supply 50 Toyota Corolla and 25 Lexus brand new vehicles for the Zambia Army at a contract sum of $4,375,000 using irregular direct bidding. And the report has revealed that the Ministry entered into a contract with Sarago General Dealers to supply two Lexus, one Toyota Land Cruiser and four Mazda brand new vehicles at a sum of $552,000 without clearance from the Attorney General. The report indicated that there was no justification for the use of direct bidding to procure 75 motor vehicles for the Zambia Army. “On 23rd July 2021,…...

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