PS Chanda Kasolo denies abusing public funds over Protea Hotel accomodation

Eastern Province Permanent Secretary, Chanda Kasolo has dismissed allegations that he is abusing public resources by staying at Protea Hotel instead of Luangwa House.
Speaking to Breeze News, Mr. Kasolo says that as chief executive officer for Eastern Province, he is entitled to such kind of facilities.
He says that he has been forced to stay at Protea Hotel from the time he was transferred to Eastern Province because the house, which he is supposed to move into, is dilapidated.
Mr. Kasolo further explained that he cannot move to Luangwa House because the only room he can occupy is the presidential suite but is usually occupied by senior government officials who visit the province.
And Mr. Kasolo says that government will spend between 60,000 to 100,000 Kwacha in rehabilitating the permanent secretary’s house and other houses within the PS’s yard.
He says that the rehabilitation works are being done by the Buildings Department because the costs involved would be huge if government hired a private company.
Mr. Kasolo says that he hopes that the works can be completed by next week.

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