PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema’s revelations that the Edgar Lungu administration paid hundreds of millions of dollars to fertiliser suppliers who did not deliver the commodity makes very sad reading. The President tells us that following an audit, he has been informed that despite US$120 million being paid for the overpriced fertiliser, only 63 per cent of the ordered quantity was delivered, which is against the PF claim that all inputs were taken to farmers on time. President HICHILEMA: “We have found something very horrifying where our colleagues in office were ballooning the cost of buying goods and services deliberately. Four areas of public expenditure [that] were destroying this economy include; fertiliser procurement, fuel procurement, road infrastructure and general procurement. When the…...

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