Central province minister Davies Chisopa has confirmed that government is carrying out investigations into the abuse of money that was meant for mortuary equipment. He has however not stated how far, neither has he named the people being investigated.
Earlier this year the Watchdog exposed a scam where money meant to acquire a cold room for Chisamba mortuary was diverted by senior PF officials and senior government officials who instead fitted the second hand fridges that were moved from Kabwe.
In spite of earlier having denied, Chisopa who is one of the people involved in the scandal told the media in Kabwe that government has since launched investigations into the matter. The second hand fridges have since not been working well and people at Chisamba hospital are forced to transport their dead to either UTH in Lusaka or the nearby Liteta hospital mortuary though it also doesn’t have enough storage.